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Spotlight in Brief: 2020 Sustainability Award Winner for Innovation in Sustainability

Leadership in Sustainability Award: Innovation in Sustainability

Member Spotlight: The Price Companies

The forest products industry leads with an approach that supports sustainable practices furthering the betterment of our planet.

Beginning in the 1980s, AF&PA member, The Price Companies began acquiring under managed agricultural and timberland to increase conservation and sustainability practices.

Those best management practices include:

  • planting hardwood timber on marginal agricultural land 

  • designing corridors to enhance wildlife habitat and conserve soil and water 

  • establishing berms and buffers along streams for nutrient management 

  • improving timber stands 

  • constructing and managing lakes as fisheries to improve subsurface water 

  • re-establishing native composition 

The Price Companies are managing some of the least productive lands to enhance the profitability of the overall property and to bring back original features to the landscape that make the Mississippi Delta region unique.

The goal is to not just improve the environment through cleaner water, healthier soils and enhanced biodiversity, but to also improve the quality of life in the Mississippi Delta now and for future generations.

Learn more about AF&PA’s sustainability initiative.

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. The forest products industry is circular by nature. AF&PA member companies make essential products from renewable and recycle resources, generate renewable bioenergy and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative —Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future. The forest products industry accounts for approximately 5% of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures about $350 billion in products annually and employs about 925,000 people. The industry meets a payroll of about $65 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 43 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper