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WORKING FORESTS IN THE U.S. SUPPORT

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2.5 Million

Jobs
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$288 Billion

SALES AND MANUFACTURING
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$109 Billion

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Private Working Forests in your State

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Privately Owned Timberland Acres in Millions, by State
0-3M
3-6M
6-9M
9-12M
12M +
Privately Owned Timberland Acres by District
0-50K
50-200K
200-700K
700k-2M
2M +

Public and private acreage data comes the U.S. Forest Service’s most recent Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA). Jobs, payroll and sales refer to the direct, indirect and induced impacts. For more information refer to The Economic Impact of Privately-Owned Forests in the United States.

Working Forests and Innovative Products

Revolutionary wood products like mass timber are helping architects, builders, and communities reduce their environmental footprint while supporting rural economies.

Working Forests and Clean Air

Working forests reduce carbon in the atmosphere, keeping our air clean.

Strong markets mitigate forest loss

Demand for wood products keeps markets strong, which protects working forests from conversion to other land uses like development.

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About Nafo

The National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) is a national advocacy organization committed to advancing federal policies that ensure our working forests provide clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat and jobs through sustainable practices and strong markets.

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