The State and Future of the U.S. Forest Industry

Results from a convening in Washington, D.C. to discuss this changing context and implications for forests and forestry sponsored by the USDA Forest Service and the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities. The goal of the dialogue was to develop a roadmap for positive change to yield a brighter future for this important sector. The leaders  focused on five priority issues that included: 1) forest product markets; 2) forest land tenure and ownership; 3) the health and integrity of the current supply chain in forest products; 4) ecological health of federal forests (including issues of disease and vulnerability to catastrophic wildfire); and 5) tax policy and forest land tenure.This report summarizes trends in the five priority issue areas and presents proposed action items in each.


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