On this week's show we will be interviewing Forest Landowners Association (FLA) CEO Scott Jones. The FLA is the only national representative of the economic interests of family forest landowners and their unique natural resource assets. Their mission is to ensure an expanding economic climate that enables America's forest landowners to prosper from their timber resources. That means: Strengthening traditional and non-traditional market opportunities; Developing and maintaining regulatory structures that encourage the sustainable management of private forests; Developing and maintaining trade policy that grows markets; & Developing and maintaining tax policy that ensures the future of businesses
Scott Jones is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry, Scott has been entrenched in the forestry industry for more than 25 years, with a keen insight of owning and managing timberland, supply chain management and the impact of state and federal policies.
Scott’s early career included managing a 60,000-acre tract of timberland owned by Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation and serving as a procurement forester responsible for purchasing wood for a pulp mill. He then left the woods to begin his career in the forestry association realm, working for the Georgia Forestry Association and the Southern Lumber Manufacturers Association where he gained experience on policy issues from the local, state and federal level impacting the ownership of private forests, sawmills and the entire supply chain.