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Current Membership

  • American Forest Management
  • American Forest & Paper Association
  • Arborgen
  • Canfor South
  • Enviva Biomass
  • Forest Economic Advisors
  • Forest Investment Associates
  • Forest2Market
  • ForRisk
  • Green Diamond Resources
  • Hancock Timber Resource Group
  • Idaho Forest Group
  • International Paper
  • Larson & McGowin
  • National Council for Air and Stream Improvement
  • New Indy Catawba
  • Potlatch Forest Holdings
  • Rayonier
  • Resolute Forest Products
  • Resource Management Service
  • Southern Group of State Foresters
  • Timberland Investment Resources
  • Westrock
  • Weyerhaeuser Company

Membership Agreement

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Mission and Goals

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SOFAC will develop forest sector market models for applicaton to forest resource assessments regionally, nationally, and internationally.


Integrate currently available spatially explicit forest resource data from the USDS Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program and economic theory to model timber supply and demand in the South.

Provide research and models to foster analysis of markets, trade, and comparative advantage across the South, the U.S. and the World.

Develop simulation frameworks that allow resource analysts to study market and resource sensitivity to assumptions about supply, demand, land use change, and landowner behavior.

Facilitate member access to underlying data, models, model results, presentations, and publications.

Foster discussion among researchers and members to develop relevant scenarios and focus model development and application.

Enhance opportunities and instruction in graduate education and research of forest resource markets and resources.