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More about Louisiana Forestry Association


The mission of the Louisiana Forestry Association is to be an advocate for the sustainable growing, harvesting and manufacturing of Louisiana's forests and for the people whose livelihoods depend on these forest resources.

The Louisiana Forestry Association was formed in 1947 to foster the practice of forestry, to rebuild the state's cut-over lands, and to build a healthy forest industry. Now, 70 years later, forests cover 48% of the state's land area and forestry is the second largest manufacturing employer in Louisiana. That is the true Louisiana success story.

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The Louisiana Forestry Association today is a statewide, private, nonprofit association made up of almost 4,000 members, mostly large and small landowners along with foresters, employees of forest products industries, wood suppliers, loggers and related industries.

Click below to download the complete list of the LFA Board of Directors.

We work to:


  • Inform the public about forestry and Louisiana's forest products industry;

  • Help private landowners know more about forest management and reforestation on their lands;

  • Educate landowners and logging contractors in the use of forestry practices that protect Louisiana's abundant natural resources;

  • Educate elementary and high school students about wise forest use;

  • Protect our lands from woods arson and other forest crimes.

  • We represent our members before public bodies on national, state and local issues that affect their forestland, logging and wood products industry investments.

  • We are the publishers of Forests & People magazine and also distribute other information to the general public.




  • Utilize forest resources for today's needs while preparing for the needs of future generations.

  • Educate and inform students, teachers and the general public about the importance of forests and the forest economy that it supports.

  • Provide training and education for landowners, loggers, foresters in the most scientific and environmentally responsible practice of forestry.

  • Supporting and endorsing policy that protects property rights and the right to manage our forests for the benefit of the landowner and society.

  • Attracting new members to the association who support the value of productive, healthy forests obtained through the practice of sustainable forestry.


David Grassi
2022 President

Crest Natural Resources

— Pineville


Bruce Colclasure
1st Vice President 
Walsh Timber Co.

— Zwolle

Angie Bonner
2nd Vice President
Frank Bonner Logging

— Evans

Joe Pokorny
3rd Vice President 
The Molpus Woodlands Group

— DeRidder

Robert Tassin

Baker Land & Timber

— Alexandria

Tony Diaz
Immediate Past President

Graphic Packaging International

— West Monroe

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