In Texas, there is a Forestry Polit­i­cal Action Com­mit­tee (FOR­PAC) that enhances leg­isla­tive efforts of the forestry com­mu­ni­ty by sup­port­ing can­di­dates who are will­ing to con­sid­er forestry con­cerns and par­tic­i­pate in their solu­tions. FOR­PAC is a statewide, bipar­ti­san, vol­un­tary, non-prof­it com­mit­tee reg­is­tered with the Texas Sec­re­tary of State and the Fed­er­al Elec­tion Com­mis­sion. It oper­ates in strict con­for­mi­ty with state and fed­er­al laws. 

No One Needs a Pac More

No indus­try in Texas needs a polit­i­cal action orga­ni­za­tion more than forestry. With the major­i­ty of Texas leg­is­la­tors now in the state’s urban cen­ters — where forestry advo­cates are few in num­ber — polit­i­cal activ­i­ty is crit­i­cal­ly impor­tant for Texas forestry.

How is For­pac FORPAC?

Funds for FOR­PAC come from vol­un­tary per­son­al con­tri­bu­tions solicit­ed from mem­bers of the Texas Forestry Asso­ci­a­tion, their fam­i­lies, employ­ees of their busi­ness­es, and friends of forestry. Under Texas law, cor­po­rate con­tri­bu­tions to PACs and can­di­dates are illegal.

FOR­PAC Serves Everyone

FOR­PAC rep­re­sents the for­est com­mu­ni­ty: large and small com­pa­nies, log­gers, pri­vate and indus­tri­al landown­ers, paper mills, sawmills, equip­ment deal­ers, lum­ber yards, and any­one else inter­est­ed in a healthy for­est-based econ­o­my for Texas. FOR­PAC is inde­pen­dent and is not affil­i­at­ed with either major polit­i­cal par­ty or its plat­form. Its deci­sions are made entire­ly on what is good for the for­est community.