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Forest Stewardship Program

Become a certified forest stewardship landowner for total resource management

The Louisiana Office of Forestry is the lead agency for the Forest Stewardship Program in Louisiana. This program provides a means for state, federal, and private agencies to better coordinate their services to the private, non-industrial forest landowners for total resource management.

The Forest Stewardship Program recognizes and rewards landowners who are managing their forestlands in such a manner that their forests are making a valuable contribution to Louisiana and to America. Timber, clean air and water, soil protection, healthy populations of fish and wildlife, other native biota, quality recreational experiences, aesthetics and environmental enhancements are multiple-use benefits resulting from forest stewardship.

The goal of the Forest Stewardship Program is to assist private forest landowners to more actively manage their forest and related resources; to keep these lands in a productive and healthy condition for present and future owners; and to increase the social, economic and environmental benefits of these lands.

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