About Us

WomenOwningWoodlands.net is a collaborative project of the National Woodland Owners Association (NWOA) and the USDA Forest Service, Cooperative Forestry Office.

Founded in 1983 as an independent voice of family woodland owners, NWOA has steadily grown to 29,000 national and affiliate members in all 50 states. NWOA publishes National Woodlands Magazine featuring original articles and regular columns such as  Woodland Report (late breaking news from Washington DC and the states), Conservation News Digest, Timber Tax News you Can Use, and Lessons From the Woods. Additional information is available at NWOA.net. NWOA partners with 42 affiliated state organizations in the nationwide Alliance of Landowner Associations to further responsible woodland stewardship.

Cooperative Forestry at the US Forest Service operates the Forest Stewardship, Forest Legacy, Community Forestry, and Urban Forestry federal programs and supports work in biomass research and development and ecosystem services valuation. All these programs are brought home to landowners through the commitments of state forestry agencies that combine federal and state resources to benefit the people and land of their states.

WomenOwningWoodlands.net is supported by volunteer Regional Editors who write content for the site based on their areas of expertise and geographic locations. You can learn more about the Regional Editors on our Contact Us page where you can send suggestions for events to be added to the calendar or ideas for content you’d like to see on the site.

Thanks for visiting WomenOwningWoodlands.net. We hope you find it helpful as you strive for sustainable forest management in your neck of the woods.


National Woodland Owners Association

Keith Argow, President  
National Woodland Owners Association 

US Forest Service Shield

Steven W. Koehn, Director
Cooperative Forestry
US Forest Service