Forests covers about 50% of Louisiana's land area, making it the state's most common land use. Fifty-nine of the state's 64 parishes contain land capable of producing sufficient timber to support the state’s extensive forest products industry activities, provide habitat for wildlife, recreational opportunity, and other environmental benefits. The harvest of timber, historically Louisiana's top agricultural crop, has returned to pre-recession levels. The state harvested over 990 million board feet of sawtimber and 6.3 million cords of timber in 2013. Please click on the links below for featured Forestry-related information.
For additional information, please contact: Please click on the link below for the LSU AgCenter Forestry blog, Stumpage Speak.
Don Reed , Extension Wildlife Specialist Statewide Extension Wildlife Specialist
Neils de Hoop , Michael Blazier, and Shaun Tanger Forest Management Todd Shupe and Rich Vlosky Forest Products Hallie Dozier Urban Forestry
Steven Hotard , Northeast Area
Brian Chandler , Southeast Area
Robbie Hutchins , Central Area