Forest landowners recognize that some lands have unique and treasured values to society and will seek opportunities to conserve that land. Most conservation agreements are intended for the long term to protect visual, historic and recreation qualities of forested land, wildlife habitat including Habitat Conservation Plans that provide protection of endangered wildlife, and forestry operations. These efforts are accomplished through conservation sales, easements and federal land exchanges.

Below are some examples of what NAFO member companies are doing to help conserve these unique lands.

April 14, 2016: Weyerhaeuser commits three million acres in Washington and Oregon to support the reintroduction of the North American Fisher

March 1, 2016: Nearly 7,000 acres of Forest Land Protected in Puget Sound 

December 18, 2015: LDWF reaches a tentative agreement with Molpus Woodlands to aquire 8,755 acres of land that will be mangaged as two WMAs 

July 28, 2015: The Nature Conservancy has closed on a 12,418-acre conservation easement on The Westervelt Company's timber lands in South Carolina. The easement is the fourth largest in state history and the largest since 2008

January 14, 2015: The Conservation Fund and RMS announce partnership for largest, single longleaf pine landscape conservation and restoration effort on private lands

October 27, 2014: The Nature Conservancy to Acquire 165,000 Acres of Plum Creek Forestland in Montana and Washington

August 31, 2014: Green Diamond works with Humbolt County, CA to Establish a Community Forest 

August 28, 2014: Third Largest Conservation Project In New Hampshire Completed

January 16, 2014: Three-way land transfer protects Goldsborough Creek Salmon

November 12, 2013: Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail Buffer Land Permanently Protected

April 22, 2013: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wisconsin DNR and Plum Creek Take New Steps to Expand Habitat for Endangered Kirtland’s Warbler

January 3, 2013: 6,277 New Acres Protected along Altamaha River

September 23, 2013: Green Diamond works with Save the Readwoods League 

September 19, 2012: Agreement Reached To Conserve “Mississippi Northwoods” Natural Area

September 12, 2012: SFI Recognizes Participants in Kentucky Elk Restoration

August 31, 2012: Momentous Land Protection Effort Secures Working Forest, Water Quality And Public Access In Northwest Wisconsin

April 15, 2011: Yurok Tribe Doubles Land Base with Green Diamond Property; Timber Company Selling Tribe 22,000-plus Acres of Land

April 6, 2011: New Longview Saline Natural Area Protects 0.5 miles of the Saline River and a Mosaic of Rare natural Communities that Occur in Arkansas’s Coastal Plain