Health care-forest initiative aims to preserve family tree farms

Health care-forest initiative aims to preserve family tree farms

The Forest Health Human Health initiative would link land owners with carbon offset buyers, generating annual income that would be deposited in a health care account over 20 years.

[Studies show] that 50 percent of landowners and their offspring had high-deductible insurance coverage; that 30 percent of landowners and more than 35 percent of offspring are likely underinsured; and 45 percent of offspring believe it is likely they will have to accelerate the sale of timber from the family forests to pay for health care in the future.

 

Read more at the Corvallis Gazette-Times.