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Louisiana Forestry Facts

Total Land Area (ac):
27.6 million

Forest Land Area (ac):
15.0 million

Timberland Area (ac):
14.7 million

Private Ownership (%):
88% of timberland

FIA 2013 Survey

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Louisiana Economic Impact Reports*

The development of forestry in Louisiana has ebbed and flowed like the state's many rivers and bayous from humble beginnings, the first mill opening in 1716, to a major, renewable industry- second only to mineral and petroleum exploration in Louisiana.

- Louisiana Statewide Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy

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* As of 2015, no standard methodology exists for producing economic impact or economic contribution reports. Please exercise caution when viewing and comparing reports as each may vary significantly in terms of source data and analysis and reporting methodology.