NWOA’s WASHINGTON, D.C. FORESTRY NETWORK
- American Forest Foundation
- Parent organization of the Tree Farm program, the Forestry in the Farm bill Coalition and Project Learning Tree. AFF is a an important NWOA partner.
- American Forests
- Founded in 1875 as the American Forestry Association that sponsored the first Forest Congress leading to the founding of the U.S. Forest Service. American Forests magazine carries features
about the nature of the forest. Annual subscriptions at a special rate are available to NWOA members.
- Cooperative Forestry Extension
- The nationwide network of forestry extension agents is the best source of good forestry education through field visits, webinars, and training sessions. Adequate support for these programs
is NWOA’s #1 advocacy mission. NWOA is a co-sponsor of the annual 4H National Forestry Invitational.
- Hardwood Federation
- The U.S. is home to the best hardwood forests in the world. NWOA is a member of the Hardwood Federation, a D.C. based advocacy group.
- National Association of Conservation Districts
- There are soil & water conservation districts providing landowner assistance in every county. NACD is their national association. NWOA is an active partner of the NACD Forestry Committee.
- National Alliance of Forest Owners
- Organized a decade ago to represent the private investment groups that had recently acquired most of the timberlands sold by the forest industry, NAFO has a focused forest policy staff in
Washington D.C. NWOA is a member of NAFO.
- National Association of State Foresters
- NWOA works closely with all state forestry agencies. They are a landowner’s first line of defense from wildfire and declining forest health while providing forestry advice and market
assistance. State Foresters are important as legislatures debate laws affecting woodland owners.
- National Association of University Forest Resources Programs
- The state land-grant universities are the home to the state schools of forestry and the cooperative forestry extension faculties. Forestry education is the foundation of successful family
woodland stewardship. In partnership with NAUFRP, NWOA presents two annual awards, one for the Out- standing Family Forestry Education Program, and a second award for the outreach project to
help woodland owners.
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