At 2 p.m. today the Forest Landowner's Association (FLA) will be a conducting a Governmental Affairs Forestry Policy conference call that is open to all members and forestry allies. The conference call will be a beginner's guide to government affairs such as renewable energy, climate change, tax policy, environmental regulation and trade. Landowners interested in lobbying their issues at the federal level will find this conference call very beneficial. The phone number to call is 800.977.8002 and when prompted, enter code 582240# to be added to the conference call. Scott P. Jones, Executive VP of the FLA testified last week before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Renewable Resources about the definition of "wood" from private forests as it affects future timber sales. Jones said, "Congress must allow American private forest landowners access to emerging energy markets in parity with other sources, as they consider all energy initiatives."
For more information about the FLA, consult the Internet at www.forestlandowners.com. The photo depicts a southern pine forest - will it be sold as a renewable resource for the production of responsible biofuel energy?