Woodland Owners & Managers
Do you strive to leave the land better than you found it? Join others who share your passion for Vermont’s working woodlands. Participate in workshops, woods’ tours, networking events, and policy discussion; access current information, articles, and resources.
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.
Vermont Woodlands is a group of more than one thousand private landowners just like you. About 75% of our members are your neighbors who live and work in your communities; others, who hail from 27 different states and Canada, make Vermont their home away from home. All are committed to preserving the working landscape of Vermont.
Our members also represent the professional community. They are 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.
Benefits of Being a Member
Woodland Owners Resource Highlights
Guide to Current Use
Curious about land use programs? Find out about Use Value Appraisal and if you quality for enrollment.
How Can a Consulting Forester Help
Are you eligible for Current Use? Do you need management advice and a plan? Locate a consulting forester and learn about the services they offer.
Are You Tick Smart
Don’t avoid the outdoors. Learn to practice due diligence.
We have brought together a host of resources that are relevant to woodlands, owners, and managers.
Click on the button below to be brought into the resource section of our site to view relevant posts and topics.
Latest "From The Woods" Blog Posts
“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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