Washington, DC – The National Alliance of Forest Owners released the following statement on the reintroduction of the Senate Forest Incentives Program Act.
“We applaud Senators Shaheen and Capito for reintroducing the Forest Incentives Program Act, a bipartisan bill that will support rural economies, reduce carbon emissions, and help keep private forests intact. This bill provides incentives for increased carbon sequestration on private working forestland and for the use of wood as a low-carbon building construction material in non-residential buildings. Climate smart legislation, like the Forest Incentives Program Act, helps America’s private working forests continue to provide clean air and water, wildlife habitat, and good paying jobs in rural communities. We look forward to working with Senators Shaheen and Capito and their Senate colleagues to further advance opportunities for private working forests and the use of wood in the built environment to address climate change.”
The National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) is a national advocacy organization committed to advancing federal policies that support the long-term economic, social and environmental benefits of sustainably managed privately-owned forests. NAFO member companies own and manage more than 46 million acres of private working forests – forests that are managed to provide a steady supply of timber. NAFO’s membership also includes state and national associations representing tens of millions of additional acres. Private working forests in the U.S. support 2.5 million jobs. Learn more at nafoalliance.org.