National Woodland Owners Association

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 United States.

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.

to use unbiased, research-based, objective and factual information to inform, educate and advocate for woodland owners, forest managers, natural resource agencies, media professionals, cooperating organizations, the general public, and policy makers to ensure a sustainable managed forest resource in the United States.


  1. Assist/educate in making informed decisions and polices to accomplish sustainable management and stewardship of the nations private and public forest lands.
  2. Ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy our woodlands as we enjoy them today for their beauty, their conservation values, the wildlife found in them and for the forest products they produce.

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Contact National Woodland Owners Association

Keith A. Argow
President, Director, At-Large
374 Maple Ave. E
Suite 310
Vienna, Virginia  22180
Phone: 703-255-2700
Fax: 703-281-9200


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