Sam D. Crawford, ACF
Association of Consulting Foresters The Crawford Forestry Group is the oldest consulting forestry firm in Louisiana with a legacy of forest management that dates back to 1946. The company was founded by the late Henry L. Bango and subsequently purchased by Sam D. Crawford in 1984. Under Sam’s leadership, the company grew from a small local firm to a well-respected regional firm that currently manages timberland in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas and a portfolio of clients ranging from small, non-industrial forest landowners to some of the country’s largest timberland investment groups.

As a third generation woodsman, Sam is proud of his family’s quote “some say we were born with resin in our blood” to describe his dedication and knowledge of the forest product industry.  Sam began his career in forestry in high school working in the woods painting boundary lines, scaling logs, or helping foresters mark or cruise timber. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest-Business from Louisiana Tech University and a Masters Degree in Forest-Business from Mississippi State University. Upon graduation from Mississippi State in 1978, he worked as a Forest Economist for one of the nation’s largest timber companies and as Raw Materials Manager for a manufacturer of hardwood flooring. With extensive experience in both forest management and timber procurement, Sam was uniquely qualified to become a forestry consultant when he acquired the business in 1984.

“We are, in effect, stewards of the timberlands we manage and it is a job we take very seriously.”

Contact Sam D. Crawford, ACF

The Crawford Forestry Group, Inc.
1945 East 70th Street
Suite E
Shreveport, Louisiana  71135
Phone: (318) 797-1546
Cell Phone: (318) 453-9900
Fax: (318) 797-1545


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