No. 12 Ford Family
783,000 acres (up 158,000 acres)
Kenneth Ford (1908–1997) started out with a single sawmill cobbled together with salvaged equipment near Roseburg, Oregon. This year, his heirs acquired their first land outside of the Pacific Northwest when they purchased 158,000 acres of timberland in North Carolina and Virginia.
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