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F&W is an international forest resource management and consulting firm dedicated to helping landowners gain the most value and enjoyment per acre from their forestland. We believe that environmentally viable timberland is economically viable timberland.

Timberland ownership is a long-term strategic venture, but it’s also an active one that requires thoughtful, continual management to reach its full potential. At F&W, we’re consultants, accountants and real estate professionals, but moreover we are highly credentialed foresters. Extensive experience in timber markets, a dedication to sustainable forestry practices, and a passion for staying abreast of industry trends keeps us on the cutting edge of forestry management. It also helps us keep your timberland growing and producing long into the future.

State-of-the-art information systems for mapping, forecasting, and accounting

More than 100 graduate and advanced-degree foresters, forest finance and data professionals, real estate professionals and technical support staff

Strategies built specifically to reach your goals – whether economic, environmental or recreational.

F&W is a privately owned forestry company headquartered in Albany, Georgia,
with more than 50 years experience and more than 100 advanced-degree professionals
operating in forests throughout the U.S., South America and Europe.

F&W is committed to helping landowners get the most from their timberland by offering customized forest management solutions tailored to your specific needs. Through our participation in academic and professional forestry cooperatives, we have access to the latest innovative research and technology. Together, we help you realize the benefits of your timberland today while conserving the resource for future generations.

Timberland can also be a green opportunity. If managed properly by experts such as F&W, ownership of this often over-looked category can enhance the environment, from better air and water quality to increased biodiversity. Intelligently managed forestland can also become an ongoing source of renewable resources that boost industries such as housing and alternative fuels.

F&W approaches timberland management holistically, with a stewardship ethic and sustainable practices that help your timberland grow over time. We ensure that our clients’ timberland is managed in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

As more lumber and wood by-product purchasers are requesting certified wood, many landowners are choosing to verify their sustainable forests through forest certification programs. F&W’s foresters guide clients through the complex third-party verification process for programs such as the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®, the Forest Stewardship Council® and the American Tree Farm System®. We were the first consulting firm in the U.S. to be group certified by the American Tree Farm System.

F&W connects with the international timberland community through affiliation with some of the industry’s most respected professional, trade and landowner associations as well as academic research cooperatives. This participation ensures that our staff remains current on issues that face our clients. With these connections, we ensure that we play our part in the evolution of best practices, knowledge leadership and actions that enhance the science and business of forestland preservation.

Professional Associations

Georgia Forestry Association

Kentucky Forest Industries Association

Longleaf Alliance

Marion County (AL) Forestry Association

Mississippi Forestry Association

Monroe County (MS) Forestry Association

New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association

New York Forest Owners Association

New York State Cooperating Consulting Foresters

Research Cooperatives

Auburn University Forest Productivity Cooperative

NCSU Tree Improvement Cooperative

University of Florida Forest Biology Research Cooperative

University of Georgia Plantation Management Research Cooperative