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.
LSU AgCenter Forestry blog, Stumpage Speak.
For additional information, please contact:
Shaun Tanger , Extension Forest Economist
Statewide Extension Forestry Specialist
Don Reed , Extension Wildlife Specialist
Statewide Extension Wildlife Specialist
Steven Hotard , Northeast Area
Keith Hawkins , Southwest Area
Ricky Kilpatrick , Northwest Area
Brian Chandler , Southeast Area
Robbie Hutchins , Central Area