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Who Will Own the Forest 2021 – Episode 2
October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27
Episode 2: Developing Paths to Equity
October 13, 2021, 10-11:15am PDT
African-American land ownership peaked in 1910 at 15 million acres and then fell dramatically from that point, with land loss often due to heirs’ property complications. It is estimated that today there are some 3.5 million acres of heirs’ property in the US South, with an assessed value of $28 billion. A number of organizations are coming together to push for legislative policies, legal reforms and programs that will help heirs’ property owners to secure and retain their land rights, improve forest management, increase income, and keep forests as forests.
- Moderator: Mavis Gragg, American Forest Foundation
- Dãnia C. Davy, Esq., Federation of Southern Cooperatives
- Tharlyn Fox, Deere & Company
- Tom Martin, American Forest Foundation