The Forest Landowners Association (FLA) is the “only national representative of the economic interests of family forest landowners and their unique natural resource assets.” As stated on their website (www.forestlandowners.com) “while there are other organizations that lobby on behalf of forest landowners at the state level, the Forest Landowners Association is the only organization that exclusively represents forest landowners and their economic interests at the national level — regardless of size, corporate structure, location, certification status, or tax classification.”
FORECON is proud to both support and directly participate with the FLA in its activities, and we have a representative that serves on both the FLA’s Budget & Finance Committee as well as its Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Every year in February, the FLA gathers its Board of Directors on Capital Hill in Washington, DC to handle some Association business, as well as directly interact with our legislators – both in the House and the Senate – making them aware of the needs and desires of private forestland owners, big and small, across the country.
It is both humbling and exciting participating in this way on The Hill, and we will be doing so once again the week of February 4th. There is always something interesting and worthwhile to be reported to our clients and readers after this meeting (especially with this particular one considering the tariff/trade issues that are affecting the forest products industry), and we will do so in the next issue of the Woodland News – stay tuned!