Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters

Forest Ownership in the Northeastern

A larger proportion  of forests is privately owned in the northeastern states than in the whole United States.
Forests cover 170 million acres of land in the Northeast and Midwest states, about 40 percent of the region. More than 125 million people live in this area, enjoying the clean water, wildlife, recreation, and jobs that forests offer. About five million private citizens own a piece of the forest, adding up to one of the largest concentrations of private land in the world. 
                 

Regardless of who owns the forests, we all benefit!