Forestry Related Professionals and Businesses
The Vermont forestry industry is a complex and integrated ecosystem. In order to function effectively woodlands owners, legislators, and a forests products industry need to all work together which is why your membership is important.
Do you work in a business that supports our working landscape? Natural resource professionals, sawmills, loggers, truckers, brokers, or wood products businesses are all part of Vermont’s robust forest products economy that generates $1.5 billion in revenue for the state. We represent your interests at the local, state, and federal level in several ways:
- A seat on the Working Lands Enterprise Board
- Membership in the Working Lands Coalition
- Membership in the Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition
- A voice in Washington DC through the American Forest Foundation
- A voice in Montpelier with our legislative liaison
- Partnerships with state agencies and private organizations that foster cross pollination
Help us continue our advocacy and service to the forest products economy with your membership. Our woodland owners are the stewards of the land on which working lands businesses are built. Together we keep our forests working.
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Forestry Related Professionals Resource Highlights
Worker's Compensation and Other Regulation
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Technical Assistance for Working Lands Businesses
Do you need business planning or other assistance to grow your business? Find services that fit your needs.
Working Lands Grants for Businesses
Are you eligible for a working lands grant? Find out how you can apply for funding.
We have brought together a host of resources that are relevant to forestry professionals and businesses.
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“I joined VWA to learn about and support good stewardship of Vermont woodlands, both for timber and habitat. As the owner of 41 acres of land in southern Vermont, with 35 acres forested, my goal is to provide good quality habitat for native mammals, birds and amphibians while also managing the forest for timber. The Vermont Woodlands Association and the VT Tree Farm Program, and the Woods Wildlife and Warblers programs that they sponsor, have been valuable in networking with forestry professionals, providing workshops to identify and manage invasive species, and sponsoring educational “Walks in the Woods” with foresters and loggers.”
“When I purchase my first farm and woodlot in 1980, I had many offers from loggers to harvest my timber for fifteen years. I had little forestry knowledge and wanted to do the right thing. So incorrectly thinking that it was the best thing, I did nothing. In the mid 90’s, I hired my consulting forester, Ross Morgan to help out. He suggested that I become a Tree Farmer and join the Vermont Woodlands Association. Ross and the Vermont Woodlands Association programs and its helpful members turned out to be the perfect prescription for my woodlots with regard to wildlife, aesthetics, timber, recreation and water. I would recommend a membership in the Vermont Woodlands Association to anyone with any size woodlot as an inexpensive but valuable investment in their woodlot and keeping Vermont Green.”
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