Louisiana Forest Stewardship Program
The goal of the Forest Stewardship Program is to assist private forest  landowners to more actively manage their forest and related resources; to keep these lands in a productive and healthy condition for present and future owners; and to increase the social, economic and environmental benefits of these lands.

The Forest Stewardship Program recognizes and rewards landowners who are managing their forestlands in such a manner that their forests are making a valuable contribution to Louisiana and to America. Timber, clean air and water, soil protection, healthy populations of fish and wildlife, other native biota, quality recreational experiences, aesthetics and environmental enhancements are multiple-use benefits resulting from forest stewardship.


Any private forest landowner who owns 10 acres or more of forestland and wants to manage it for multipleuse. If a landowner owns more than one tract of land, each will be considered separately for certification as a STEWARDSHIP FOREST.

To be certified as a STEWARDSHIP FOREST, the land must be managed for multiple-use. This means the management plan will include recommendations to assist the landowner in meeting primary and secondary objectives. The landowner may manage for other objectives. In addition, land must be protected from insects, disease, wildfire, trash dumping and other abuse.

Sign Up
Download the Application here (172 KB PDF)

Contact Louisiana Forest Stewardship Program

David R. Campbell
Forestry Program Director
P.O. Box 1628
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70821
Phone: 225-952-8006
Fax: 225-922-1356


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Louisiana

Office Locaters

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