Who Will Own the Forest? 3

Forestry companies are selling their timberland throughout the United States and the world, in response to increasing pressure for shareholder return, competition in the global market place and consolidation in the industry. There are huge ramifications for not only the forest products industry but also forest management, biodiversity, forest integrity and forest-dependent communities.

Exploring these issues has become a regular event at the World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon, where the “Who Will Own the Forest?” Summit series runs every other year. This year forest industry analysts, timber investment organizations, forestry leaders, land management communities and conservation groups are all expected to attend.