About Us

Welcome to the Forest Policy Center website.
FPC is a research and outreach center whose purpose is to explore the fundamental forest policy issues affecting the United States in an increasingly globalized economy. Located in the US South where private forestland ownership dominates, the Center envisions expanding the scope of forest policy debate from one emphasizing public lands issues, to one in which private land ownership issues are also thoroughly examined.

Our Mission - We seek to assist policy makers, business people, non-governmental organizations, the media and the public in evaluating policy options by providing objective analysis of forestry issues. We intend to examine, document, and debate forest policy issues, especially those related to the linkages between private forest management and society. Economic globalization and global environmental quality concerns present constraints and opportunities to local, regional, and national forest economies and their examination will become a focus of FPC activities.

Who We Are - FPC is a group of research and extension faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students with experience and interests in forest policy. Senior scholars represent a broad range of academic interests including, economics, political science, sociology, law, and finance. Look for information at this site regarding ongoing research at the Center, articles describing the results of completed work, and plans for upcoming outreach activities used to communicate what we're doing and gather additional information from the public.

Contact Information
Contact us using one of the methods below. We are interested in your opinions and insights. Tell us what you believe are the most important issues facing forestry now and in the future.

Telephone - 334-844-1045
FAX - 334-844-1084
Email - FPC@auburn.edu

Postal Address

Forest Policy Center
3301 Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Bldg.
Auburn, Alabama 36849-5418