U.S. forest management

We’ve been providing sustainable forest management services in the United States since 1995, and we’re passionately committed to providing a safe working environment and responsible stewardship on the properties we manage.

We have a 28-year history of providing high-quality forest management to our clients. Environmental stewardship is the core of our business, and we believe that sustainable forest management can reduce risks.  We’re committed to managing our clients’ forests sustainably and responsibly. In 2021, Hancock Natural Resource Group adopted the Manulife Investment Management brand. In the United States, our forest operations now operate under Manulife Investment Management Forest Management (MFM)—formerly Hancock Forest Management, Inc.

Property management

As of March 31, 2023, we manage approximately 3.2 million acres of forests located across the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and Lake States. Our local forestry personnel provide an extensive range of on-the-ground management services, including planting, growing, managing, and harvesting trees for products that meet a wide range of needs.

View our indigenous peoples' policy

Safe working environment

Safety is a core value at MFM. We believe all injuries and occupational illnesses are preventable and that responsibility for safety is shared by our management, employees, and contractors. All personnel working with or for MFM accept this and are empowered to suspend any activity they reasonably believe to be unsafe.

Forest certification

As stewards of U.S. timberland properties, we recognize the critical importance of sustainable forest management to the communities in which we live and operate. It’s our goal to protect the future productivity of the land and ensure long-term maintenance and improvement of the soil, water, biodiversity, and community values of the forests we manage. All U.S. timberland properties are certified sustainable through the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) certification

The SFI is an independent, nonprofit organization established in 2002. Its mission is to “advance sustainability through forest-focused collaboration.”  MFM has been certified to the SFI standard since 2000. To be certified, we’re audited annually by independent auditors accredited to the SFI.

For more information about the SFI, please visit the Sustainable Forestry Initiative website.

View U.S. western division public summary audit report and certificate View U.S. southern division public summary audit report and certificate


We’re committed to providing access to the millions of acres of sustainable timberlands we manage by providing recreational opportunities to hunt, fish, hike, and camp (depending on local license permits).

Learn more about recreation licenses



Contact us

Harpersville, AL

3891 Klein Road
Harpersville, AL 35078

Phone  205-672-8311

DeRidder, LA

1917 North Pine Street
Suite A
DeRidder, LA 70634

Phone 337-221-7004

Mansfield, LA

4751 Highway 84
East Mansfield, LA 71052

Phone 318-872-0224​

Shreveport, LA

8750 Business Park Drive
Shreveport, LA 71105

Phone 318-629-1830

Chatham, MI

P.O. Box 158
Chatham, MI 49816

Contact office: ahussa@manulife.com

Charlotte, NC

Richardson Building
13950 Ballantyne Corporate Place Suite 150
Charlotte, NC 28277

Phone  704-540-4100

Contact office: mbbonham@manulife.com

Independence, OR

955 North Main Street
Independence, OR 97351

Phone 503-838-1610

La Grande, OR

1919 Jackson Avenue
La Grande, Oregon 97850

Phone 541-962-2045​

Medford, OR

572 Parsons Drive Suite 124
Medford, OR 97501

Phone  541-494-4400​

Nacogdoches, TX

910 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961

Phone 936-553-3115

Cathlamet, WA

273 SR4 W
Cathlamet, WA 98612

Phone 360-795-3221

Colville, WA

616 HWY 395 S
Colville, WA 99114

Phone 509-684-0700

Vancouver, WA

17700 SE Mill Plain Blvd
Suite 180
Vancouver, WA 98683

Phone: 360-260-4567

Recreation access

Contact office: hancockrecreation@manulife.com