Dedicated to promoting the thoughtful stewardship of Vermont's privately-owned working forests
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Vermont Tree Farm System


A message from our President

Most of us want to leave the world better than we found it. Forest landowners have a unique opportunity to make this positive impact by improving their woods – whether for wildlife habitat, recreation trails, or wood products. Vermont’s forest can justifiably be recognized as the foundation of the state’s economy. The forest products industry is one of the largest segments of Vermont’s manufacturing economy. We have a four-season tourism industry built around outdoor recreation
activities such as summer travel, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, fall foliage viewing, fishing, and hunting. All of these depend on the forested landscape largely managed and maintained by private forest landowners. A STRONG VOICE FOR FORESTRY is critical if we are to influence Vermont citizens, students, government agencies, and elected officials about the importance of our forests and
the contributions of private forest landowners to Vermont. The long-term health of the forest depends on management. Vermont Woodlands Association (VWA) is a leader in demonstrating outstanding management through the work of its members. Members are the strength and foundation of VWA.
Add your voice to others who believe in the importance of well-managed forests. Become a member of Vermont Woodlands Association for good forestry on your lands and good forestry in Vermont.

~Putnam Blodgett, President

The Association is a group of more than one thousand private landowners just like you. They live and work in your communities and are committed to preserving the working landscape of Vermont. Other members represent the professional community. They are also foresters, loggers, sawmill operators, wood products manufacturers, and retailers who bring expertise in a variety of forest-related topics. Together, our private and professional members raise one voice for the future of good forestry in Vermont.

Why Should You Join?

Simply stated, the Vermont Woodlands Association needs you! A unified group of like-minded landowners and professionals wield greater influence than individuals alone. 

If you are a forest landowner, forestry-related processional, or an individual who cares about the future of the forest, please consider joining others with similar beliefs. Our locally led membership organization represents and promotes the interest of all.

VWA membership has many benefits that include:
• Timely information about important funding programs such as Use Value Appraisal, Federal
cost share programs, and wildlife habitat programs.
• Complimentary subscription to Northern Woodlands Magazine, informative quarterly newsletters, and a regular e-news.
• Access to workshops, woodland tours, and conferences on forestry-related issues.
• Opportunities to meet foresters and other natural resource professionals.
• Opportunities to network with other forest landowners.
• Opportunities to participate in public policy discussions related to forests in Vermont.
• Assurance that your interests will be represented with lawmakers and policy makers at the State and
National level.

Continued delivery of these benefits and creation of future benefits and opportunities depend on a strong and growing membership for VWA

Vermont Woodlands Association currently has about 1200 members who manage more than 350,700 acres of woodland. If you would like to become a member you may view and print our brochure or download the membership form and mail to the office with your check.

Please complete the following form and click on 'send email'. You will then be able to review your information and complete your transaction with Paypal (you do not need a Paypal account to make a payment). If you would rather pay via check please send that to VWA, PO Box 6004, Rutland, VT 05702. Memo: New Member.

Current member? Please enter in your current information below so that we can update or edit your membership listing in our database. Once you hit the "send email" button at the bottom of the form it will direct you to the PayPal page for payment information.

Woodland town(s)
Woodland acres Tree farm member?
Tree Farm #
Enrolled in Use Value Appraisal Program?

Land owners and managers
Natural Resource Professionals

Wood products companies & equipment suppliers

Consulting Foresters

         (Subject to VWA acceptance. Call for details.)
Tree Farm Assessment

Once you complete this form and hit "Send email" you will be sent to the PayPal page for payment. Please note, you DO NOT need to have a paypal account to proceed.