Who Owns Alabama’s Forests?

Who are the typical timberland owners in Alabama? Are the small landowners in it for investment or recreation? For some insights, we spoke with Stephen Burdette, a registered forester with American Forest Management's office in Prattville.

Stephen Burdette What types of owners are there in Alabama, owners of forestland? Burdette: There are varied forest landowners of Alabama’s 23 million acres of timberland, 94 percent of which is privately owned, according to the Alabama Forestry Commission. These owners range from industrial owners (6 percent) to private owners (88…

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