Top Ten Family Forest Issues for 2019

Since 1986 the National Woodland Owners Association has ranked the top ten family forestry issues with an annual vote by the leaders of the 42 state affiliates. For the third year in a row, Markets remain the #1 issue with woodland owners.

#1  Markets: timber, biomass and industry viability

#2  Extension education and service forestry

#3  Invasive species and forest health

#4  Income, estate and property taxes

#5  Right-to-practice forestry and regulatory creep

#6  Stewardship incentives: cost sharing and tax credits.

#7  Keeping forests as forests

#8  Water quality and quantity

#9  Wildlife management, funding and climate

#10 Wildlife management

Source:  National Woodlands, Spring 2019, pp. 10-13.