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2013 Forest Landowner of the Year
Robert H. Crosby III, Crosby Land and Resources
Robert H. Crosby III marvels at the continuity and family unity of Crosby Land and Resources, which will celebrate its 75th anniversary in November. The New Orleans-based company, which owns 135,000 acres in western Louisiana, is one of the nation’s largest family-owned nonindustrial timberland businesses. Because of the company’s dedication to sustainable, family-owned forestry that now extends to a 6th generation, Crosby, the company’s manager, is the Forest Landowners Association’s 2013 Forest Landowner of the Year. "This is truly an amazing honor,” said Crosby, 58. "But this is a family award, a recognition of all of the people who came before me and those that stand with me today, not just family but those who have worked with us over the years. We believe that the way we manage our timberland is the highest level of stewardship and we’re honored to be recognized by the Forest Landowners Association.”
By Pete Williams
Published in May/June 2013 Issue of Forest Landowner Magazine