Promoting Private Forests


About Forest Landowners Association

Why We Exist

Founded in 1941, FLA is a non-profit organization that is leading the discussion in fostering trust and facilitating dialog with a diverse set of stakeholders to create solutions for ensuring stewardship, market access, and generational transfer of private forestlands.

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Our Passion, Our Commitment

We are committed to continuous improvement and supporting U.S. private forest landowners’ efforts to increase confidence and trust in today’s management and sustainability of working forests to ensure consumers’ value domestic timber markets of private forest landowners.

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FLA is a leading advocate promoting the rights of all private landowners—regardless of size, corporate structure, location, certification status, or tax classification.

Guiding Principles

FLA's guiding principles identify three areas of concern that jeopardize Private Forests and the people who own them. They are:
Erosion of Private Property Rights and Excessive Regulation

FLA believes that human society cannot reap the numerous benefits of forests without secure private property rights.

Tax Policy

FLA believes federal tax policies based on equality and certainty are required to encourage the nation’s private forest landowners to make sustained, long-term capital investments in forest management.

Access to Free and Open Markets

FLA believes that the maintenance of free and open markets is vital to the preservation of private forests.