The Case for Joining

Woodland owners across the U.S. benefit when they are able to access timely and relevant information about sustainable forest management and legacy. The mission of the National Woodland Owners Association is to use unbiased, research-based, objective and factual information to inform, educate and advocate for woodland owners, forest managers, natural resource agencies, media professionals, cooperating organizations, the general public, and policy makers to ensure a sustainable managed forest resource in the United States. NWOA serves as a focal point while maintaining independence from industry or government agencies.

One of the biggest benefits to membership is receiving the full-color, quarterly National Woodlands magazine featuring:

  • Articles on current family forestry issues like wildlife, regulation, invasive species, wildfire, and forest health;
  • Late breaking news from Washington DC and state capitals;
  • Federal timber tax and economics;
  • State, regional, national and international forest products markets;
  • Member articles and letters penned by other woodland owners willing to share ideas and practices that work;
  • Science and research news from the U.S. Forest Service, National Association of Conservation Districts, National Association of State Foresters, and others;
  • National Historic Lookout Register;
  • NWOA News.
Other membership benefits include:
  • Members can exercise their option to purchase the top rated Woodland Liability and Hunting Lease Liability insurance plans at sizeable discounts.
  • Become a part of a nationwide association organized and run by family forest landowners that is affiliated with 42 state landowner associations.
  • Active representation in Washington, D.C. on matters of Forest Policy, Taxation, Land Use, Biomass , Carbon, Ecosystem Services, Fair Markets, and More.

Joining is inexpensive and easy using our membership form (download PDF) and make payment by mail, or use our secure online option.


Donations are Welcomed and Appreciated

The National Woodland Owners Association (NWOA) is a 501(c)(3) organization and is exempt from Federal income taxes. NWOA is a publicly supported non-profit organization established to conduct charitable, educational, research and scientific programs aimed at the responsible use and conservation of renewable resources. If you believe as we do, that private family forest ownership and successful woodland owners are a key strength of the U.S. please consider making a tax-deductible donation to NWOA, by check or credit card. You can use NWOA’s Paypal payment processing with your own credit card, to make a charitible contribution to NOWA. To make a payment by check, or by credit card through the mail, use our downloadable form. You can always call our office to discuss your contribution privately at (703) 255-2700.