Texas Forestry Association signs on to legislative actions by national forestry partners based on TFA’s position statements (link to position statements) on issues related to forestry practices. Some recent efforts include:
- Sackett, et ux vs. Environmental Protection Agency, et al. – The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision published in May 023 was 9 to 0 in favor of private property rights. TFA actively participated with landowner advocacy groups and even assisted in funding an amicus brief in support of the Sacketts. This is a huge advocacy win for private property rights
- Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition – TFA supports the efforts of the National Alliance of Forest Owners and other organizations by participating in the Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition. In May 2023, TFA endorsed their recommendations to prioritize the benefits of private working forests, advance forest product innovations such as mass timber, and foster cross-boundary collaboration in addressing wildfires.
- Transportation Reauthorization Bill – In 2015, TFA campaigned in support of the inclusion of language in the Transportation Reauthorization Bill that allowed the state weight limits to be honored once US 59 is designated I‑69. Working with Senator Cornyn and Congressman Babin, this legislative helped protect jobs in East Texas by maintaining a competitive economic climate throughout the region.