Sustainable Forestry Initiative helps legacy of African American Landowners

Following the Civil War properties passed down by African American families became “heirs’ property,” and lacked clear title of ownership. This resulted in many heirs selling off their interest in the properties or failing to appropriately mange forestlands to reach their full potential.    Read more…

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative has partnered on projects in Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia to help reverse this trend by providing sustainable forestry education, access to timber market opportunities, and legal support.