Working Forests

photo of heavy equipment logging in forest Working Forests

Responsibly Supporting Our Local Economy

A working forest is one that is managed to provide a sustainable supply of wood products, paper, biomass, wildlife habitat, recreation, hunting, clean air and water, and numerous other societal benefits that support regional, local, and rural economies.

Working forests are reliant on the availability of strong forest product markets for the wood harvested from them. Diverse markets for wood products reduce the risk of forests being converted to other land uses, and allow landowners to invest in treatments that keep forests healthy and productive.

The Importance Of Our Nation’s Working Forests

Seven Islands has promoted the importance of working forests since its founding, and believes that our nation’s private working forests are critical to society’s future health, wellbeing, and prosperity.