CONTACT: Michael R. Cooper, The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC, 654 North State Street, Jackson, MS  39202, (601) 948-8733 extension 21,

Charlie Manogue, Vice President-Acquisitions for The Molpus Wodlands Group, LLC, is scheduled to speak at “The Timberland Asset: Stable Investments for Turbulent Times” conference which will be held in Lake Oconee, Georgia on March 18-20, 2009. Charlie will address “The Real Risks of Forestland Investing”.  Also representing Molpus at the conference will be Edgar Marshall, Vice President – Business Development and Michael Cooper, General Counsel.  The event is being hosted by the University of Georgia Center for Forest Business and is focused on educating the following individuals:

  • Asset Managers                
  • Family offices             
  • Insurance companies        
  • Investment consultants    
  • Academicians             
  • Consulting foresters      
  • Industry foresters           
  • Public and corporate pensions funds
  • Public and private banks 
  • Timberland Investment Management Organizations
  • Government employees in natural resources


The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor, was founded in 1996 as a Timber Investment Management Organization (“TIMO”).  With its sister operating companies, Molpus has a history in the timber industry dating back to 1905, Molpus finds itself as one of the oldest timber-related companies in the nation with experience in all facets of timber management, manufacturing and marketing. MWG is one of the few TIMOs that is vertically-integrated with all core business and forestry functions handled or supervised by in-house experts.

MWG and its sister operating companies employ 63 people in their twelve offices located in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New York and Oklahoma. MWG acquires, manages and sells timberland as an investment vehicle for pension funds, college endowments, foundations, insurance companies and high net-worth individual investors. The company focuses on ensuring long-term optimum cash returns on investments while practicing responsible forest stewardship. In conjunction with the third-party marketing firm, Molpus Woodlands Advisors, with offices located in Massachusetts, Mississippi, Oregon and Tennessee, MWG is able to continue the tradition of servicing the needs of its clients.