Position Statements

Forest Products Industries and Markets


Support policies, programs, and investments in the United States’ forest products industries and markets that will increase long-term sustainable production for US forest products. 


Policies, programs, and investments in the US forest products markets, industries, and related supply chains. 


The Society of American Foresters (SAF) supports policies, programs, funding initiatives, and actions that enhance the productivity and competitiveness of forest products industries in the United States. Markets for forest products are critical for sustainably managing America’s rural and urban forests and meeting the demands of society. The demand for forest products, processed through various industries, provides an economic incentive for the sustainable management of private forests and influences management direction on public forests. Without vibrant forest products industries and markets, forest management would decline, as would the condition of our forests and associated natural resources and ecosystem services. Forest products industries rely on sustainably sourced wood and fiber, and they also rely on a positive business environment.

Approved: December 2021

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