The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC (Molpus), a timberland investment management organization headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, announced today, on behalf of a client, the successful purchase of approximately 192,000 acres of timberland and a timber lease in southwest Louisiana.

The timberland, located in six counties between the cities of Lake Charles, Louisiana to the south and Alexandria, Louisiana to the north, is a primarily southern pine plantation property that has been in timber production for decades. The timberland is located in a vibrant sawtimber and pulpwood market area and it provides raw material to forest products customers in a variety of domestic market segments. Molpus currently maintains offices in Bossier City, DeRidder and Monroe, Louisiana to oversee the management of an additional 207,000 acres in this state.

“We are excited about this opportunity to grow our existing operational presence and established relationships. We look forward to managing this highly-productive property and supplying quality raw materials to the vital wood-consuming facilities of the region.” said Ken Sewell, Chief Operating Officer

“We are pleased to expand our presence in Louisiana and we continue to seek opportunities to acquire high-quality timberlands in the U.S.,” stated Dick Molpus, President of Molpus.

Molpus currently has 1,875,000 acres under management in seventeen states, valued in excess of $2 billion.


The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor, was founded in 1996 as a Timber Investment Management Organization (TIMO) and has a company legacy dating to 1905. Molpus is one of the oldest timber-related companies in the nation, with experience in all facets of timber management, manufacturing, and marketing. Molpus is one of the few TIMOs that has all of its core businesses and forestry functions handled or supervised by in-house experts.

Molpus 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 optimal cash returns on investments while practicing responsible forest stewardship. Molpus currently manages approximately 1.875 million acres of timberland investments located in seventeen states.

Nothing herein constitutes an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy any security with respect to any fund.