I’ve participated in multiple surveys of small woodland owners over the years, and each time we ask the question “why do you own forestland,” the value of “legacy” is almost invariably in the top four reasons expressed. Woodland owners want to know their efforts as good stewards will endure and be passed on to future generations – whether within their own family, or other like-minded stewards. The importance of legacy has grown significantly for me since my father passed away a few weeks ago. I gained my awe and appreciation for nature, and my stewardship ethic, working side-by-side with him
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