About F&W Forestry ServicesProven Industry Experts
F&W is an international forest resource management and consulting firm dedicated to helping landowners and investors gain the most value and enjoyment per acre from their forestland. We believe that environmentally viable forestland is economically viable forestland. Forestland is a long-term investment, but it’s also an active one that requires thoughtful, continual management to reach its potential. At F&W, we’re consultants, CPAs and real estate professionals, but moreover we are highly credentialed foresters. Extensive experience in timber markets, a dedication to sustainable practice, and a passion for staying abreast of industry trends keeps us on the cutting edge of forestland management. It also helps us keep your investment 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 for your investment and your goals – whether economic, environmental or recreational
About Us50 Years and Growing
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.
There’s no other hard asset quite like forestland. It offers a secure, sustainable and growth-oriented investment opportunity. However, it can also be intimidating. There’s a lot you have to know about forestland and finances in order to maximize returns. That’s where F&W can help.
We are committed to helping landowners, foresters and investors get the most from their timberland by offering customized forestry investment programs tailored to your specific needs. We offer expertise to help you acquire, manage and sell timber. Through our participation in academic and professional forestry cooperatives, we have access to the latest innovative research and technology. Our data, forecasting and mapping practices allow us to tailor your plan to multiply financial returns. Throughout the process, our financial experts provide easy-to-understand audits and reports on the growth of your investment and, together, we help you realize the benefits of a stable, growing and green asset that can provide returns for generations.
Environmental CommitmentA Truly Renewable Resource
Forestland can be among the greenest of investments. If managed properly by experts such as F&W, investment in this often overlooked 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 forestland management holistically, with a stewardship ethic and sustainable practices that help your forestland — and your investment—grow over time. We ensure that our clients’ forestland 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.
Affiliates & AssociationsStaying Current and Connected
F&W connects with the international forestland community through affiliation with some of the industry’s most respected professional associations and academic research cooperatives. This participation ensures that our staff remains current on issues that face both our industry and investment 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.
- Alabama Forestry Association
- American Association of Geographers
- Arkansas Forestry Association
- Association of Consulting Foresters
- Empire State Forest Products Association
- Florida Forestry Association
- Forest Landowners Association
- Forest Resources Association
- Georgia Forestry Association
- Kentucky Forest Industries Association
- Longleaf Alliance
- Marion County (AL) Forestry Association
- Mississippi Forestry Association
- Monroe County (MS) Forestry Association
- New York Institute of Consulting Foresters
- Ohio Forestry Association
- Society of American Foresters
- South Carolina Forestry Association
- Tennessee Forestry Association
- Texas Forestry Association
- Texas Society of American Foresters
- Virginia Tree Farm Committee
- Virginia Forestry Association
- Auburn University Forest Productivity Cooperative
- NCSU Forest Productivity Cooperative
- NCSU Tree Improvement Cooperative
- University of Florida Forest Biology Research Cooperative
- University of Georgia Plantation Management Research Cooperative