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The 2014 Who Will Own the Forest? 10 Event will be held on September 16-18, 2014.

Please check back in 2014 for updates.

If you are interested in Speaking or Sponsoring in 2014, please email Sara Wu at swu@worldforestry.org.

It is estimated that institutional investors now own more than 25 million acres of U.S. forests, worth more than US$30 billion. Investors are allocating part of their portfolios to forestland as they seek diversification, inflation protection, and potentially higher rates of return than the bond or equity markets.

The evolving nature of this unique asset class, and its potential for protecting both income and conservation values, is the subject of our annual “Who Will Own the Forest?” conference series. Speakers discuss and debate issues pertaining to the economy, forestland valuations, investing overseas, regulatory, tax and lending drivers, and emerging values such as carbon, biomass, and environmental credits. This 2½ day conference offers both networking and educational benefits, including continuing education credits for certified foresters, appraisers, attorneys, and CPAs.

See List of Past Attendees

2012 Conference proceedings
If you missed last year's event you can still order the digital proceedings on CD, which includes full attendee list and contact details, agenda, and speaker presentations.

Continuing Education Credits will be available:

  • Society of American Foresters - 11.5 credit hours
  • Oregon Real Estate Appraisers - 13 credit hours
  • Washington Real Estate Appraisers - 13.2 credit hours
  • Oregon State Bar - CLE Pending
  • Oregon Certified Public Accountants - 13.2 credit hours

Support our educational programming and earn recognition and visibility from a diverse international audience.  For information on the benefits of Sponsoring, please see here

For information on submitting speaking proposals, see here.

If you're looking for detailed wood markets demand projections, come a day early for the Forest Products Forum 2013 on September 17!


Check out our Forestland Investing Portal for reading, directories, and other sources of information on this sector.

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