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.

Why Join?

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.

Benefits of Being a Member

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Legislative Representation

Using our voice to help with issues like taxes, forest policy, and Farm Bills that affect private woodland owners.

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Peer-To-Peer Learning

Take advantage of opportunities to learn from your friends and neighbors who share your stewardship ethic.

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Networking Opportunities

Meet. Mix. Mingle. Enjoy the camaraderie of other woodland owners who share your passion for the land.
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Educational Workshops

Do you love to learn? Participate in a host of workshops on topics of interest to woodland owners.
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Woodland Tours & Events

Do you love to be outdoors? Take a walk in the woods with us for hands-on learning about forest management.
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Educational, Informative, Entertaining! Stay current on topics and issues through quarterly Northern Woodlands and VWA newsletter.

Haven't Joined Yet?

There’s lots of reasons to join up with other woodlands owners & managers.

Events Calendar

Forestry Related Professionals Resource Highlights

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Worker's Compensation and Other Regulation

What’s new from the legislature and state government?

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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.

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Working Lands Grants for Businesses

Are you eligible for a working lands grant? Find out how you can apply for funding.

Relevant Resources

We have brought together a host of resources that are relevant to forestry professionals and businesses.
Click on the button below to be brought into the resource section of our site to view relevant posts and topics.

Member Testimonials

Ways to Support the VWA

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Donate to Us Via PayPal

We appreciate the support you provide. By using the PayPal option you don’t need to wait for the annual appeal. Send your donation at any time to help us maintain our Voice for Healthy Forests.

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Sponsor Us on Amazon Smile

Do your Amazon shopping at and select VT Woodlands as your charity of choice. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase to us. What a great way to support us!

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Donate from Your 401k

If you are 70 and a half, and you are required to take Required Minimum Distributions from your Individual Retirement Account, consider designating VWA to receive a qualified charitable contribution.

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Donate Stocks / Equities

You can turn your portfolio investments into contributions. We gratefully accept donations of stock to be sold at market value and added to our investment portfolio in a fund or endowment. Contact us to learn how.

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