Forestry

Forests cover 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.

LSU AgCenter Forestry blog, Stumpage Speak.

For additional information, please contact: 

Shaun Tanger , Extension Forest Economist 
Statewide Extension Forestry Specialist 

  • Forest Economics
  • Finance
  • Markets
  • Economic Impact
  • Policy
  • Economics & Finance

Don Reed , Extension Wildlife Specialist 
Statewide Extension Wildlife Specialist

  • helping landowners with wildlife 
     management decisions
  • dealing with game and nongame species, including nuisance wildlife 

Neils de Hoop Michael Blazier, and Shaun Tanger
Forest Management 

Rich Vlosky 
Forest Products 

Hallie Dozier 
Urban Forestry

Luke Stamper, Northeast Area

  • Lincoln
  • Union
  • Morehouse
  • Ouachita
  • East Carroll
  • West Carroll
  • Tensas
  • Madison
  • Caldwell
  • Franklin
  • Richland
  • Jackson

Keith Hawkins , Southwest Area

  • AllenBeauregard
  • Calcasieu
  • Jefferson Davis

Ricky Kilpatrick , Northwest Area

  • Bienville
  • Bossier
  • Caddo
  • Claiborne
  • DeSoto
  • Natchitoches
  • Red River
  • Sabine
  • Webster

 Brian Chandler , Southeast Area

  • East Baton Rouge
  • East Feliciana
  • Livingston
  • St. Helena
  • St. Tammany
  • Tangipahoa
  • Washington
  • West Feliciana

Robbie Hutchins , Central Area

  • Avoyelles
  • Catahoula
  • Concordia,
  • Evangeline
  • Grant
  • LaSalle
  • Natchitoches
  • Rapides
  • Sabine
  • St. Landry
  • Vernon
  • Winn

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