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WITH THE RECENT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2018 FARM BILL, NATURAL DISASTERS
SUCH AS WILDFIRE AND HURRICANES THAT HAVE DEVASTATED FORESTS AND OTHER
ISSUES THAT IMPACT WOODLAND OWNERS, FLY-IN PARTICIPANTS HAD PLENTY TO
DISCUSS WITH THEIR REPRESENTATIVES.

BY CRISTINA ZEPEDA-ALMAZAN

O

n April 30, 48 Tree Farmers from 20
states across the country travelled
to Washington, D.C. to advocate for
forestry issues on behalf of family forest
owners around the nation. Before heading
to Capitol Hill, participants received an
in-depth briefing from American Forest
Foundation staff on federal policy issues
that impact family forests and were taught
strategies for being an effective advocate.
On May 1, attendees met face-to-face with
members of Congress.
Hill Days allow family forest owners
to tell their stories and underscore
their important role in providing for all
Americans. Whether attendees are
seasoned advocates or newcomers to
Capitol Hill, visits with their congressional
members helps to keep these
representatives updated on issues that are
important to their constituents and allows
for advocates to build strong relationships
with legislators.
Working to Protect and Increase Markets
for Family Forest Owners
Bill and Tina Buckel, the 2019 Maryland
Tree Farmers of the Year, attended the FlyIn for the first time. They were determined
to overcome their nervousness and leave a
lasting impression on their representatives.
The day before the couple left for D.C.,
they learned the Luke Mill in Allegany
County, a pulp mill in their neighboring
county, was being shut down. Because of

Fahamisha Amkajinaki and Theressa McCormick of North Carolina near the Capitol Building
in Washington, D.C.

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Woodland - Summer 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Woodland - Summer 2019

Overstory
Foresets and Families
Forest Interactions
The Family Forest Carbon Program
2019 Regional Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Finalists Announced
Tree Farmers Visit Washington to Advocate for Family Forest Interests
Tools and Resources
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Woodland - Summer 2019 - Foresets and Families
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Woodland - Summer 2019 - Forest Interactions
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Woodland - Summer 2019 - Tree Farmers Visit Washington to Advocate for Family Forest Interests
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