The National Woodland Owners Association (NWOA) is a nationwide
organization made up of non-industrial private woodland owners with
offices in the Washington DC area. Membership includes landowners in
all 50 states and Canada and also includes affiliations with 36
state and 287 county woodland owner associations throughout the
Founded by non-industrial private woodland owners in 1983, NWOA is
independent of the forest products industry and government forestry
agencies. NWOA works with all organizations to promote
non-industrial forestry and the best interests of woodland owners.
Some of these organizations include: The National Council on Private
Forests, Natural Resources Council of America, National Forestry
Association, and Society of American Foresters.
NWOA, with its 36 affiliated state organizations working as the
Alliance of Landowner Associations, has become the most active,
independent landowners group in the country. The alliance starts at
the grass-roots level and is comprised of local and state
associations of forest and woodland owners. Its purpose is to
develop policy, legislation and representation at the national level
as one unified voice as well as provide educational and networking
opportunities to landowners throughout the country. Currently there
are 36 state forest and woodland owner associations that make up the
alliance, and that number is growing each year. It is NWOA’s goal to
have all 50 states represented by this influential alliance.