Track 2 – Sustaining Forests and The Families that own Them through multiple Generations.
Families and the forests they own have a symbiotic relationship forged by consistent management through multiple generations. Supported by strong and growing markets, these large-scale family forest businesses have honored their legacy while preparing for the future. What can be learned from their experience, and what more can be done to strengthen the family/forest relationship? This panel features the results of a recent nationwide multi-family study that explored best practices from these families and the forest businesses they run. The results of the study will be shared followed by a discussion with representatives of some of the participating families.