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.

Extension Forestry Contacts

Shaun Tanger, Extension Forest Economist

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

Brett Collier, Extension Wildlife Specialist

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

Neils de Hoop, Forest Management

Michael Blazier, Forest Management

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

  • Allen
  • Beauregard
  • 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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