Affiliated Organizations

Family Forest Foundation

A non-profit 501(c)3), non-governmental, project-based group that promotes family forest landowner issues.



Family Forest Legacies, LLC

FFL is a for-profit corporation formed and managed by family forest owners whose goal is to promote working forests and the conservation of sustainably managed forests in perpetuity.  They do this by accepting title to invested forest land in exchange for shares in the corporation.  Proceeds from all harvests will be distributed proportionally to all shareholders, providing regular income rather than infrequent income that might come from a single person's ownership.  It is endorsed by the Washington Farm Forestry Association and the Family Forest Foundation.

National Woodland Owners Association

NWOA is a nation-wide organization made up of non-industrial private woodland owners. Members are in all 50 states and it is affiliated with 36 state woodland owner organizations. NWOA is independent of the forest products industry and all government forestry agencies.  It works with all organizations to promote non-industrial forestry and the best interests of woodland owners.

North American Forest Partnership

The stakeholders are a diverse group of individuals, companies and organizations from across the forest sector with a shared commitment to sustainable, healthy forests.  They have come together to start a dialogue about who we are and the work that we do. Through information and story sharing they hope to increase awareness and understanding of the forest sector.  You must register to view their site, but it is free.

The NAFP has another web site called Walk in the Woods which provides basic information for the public about forests, forest products, choices, issues, goals and the future.

Washington Department of Natural Resources Small Forest Landowner Office

Offers assistance to protect and promote the economic and ecological viability of small forest landowners.  They publish an electronic newsletter which you can subscribe to, or you can read past issues.


The Small Forest Landowner Advisory Committee is a 7 member panel (which includes 4 WFFA members) advises the Small Forest Landowner Office and makes policy recommentations to the Washington Forest Practices Board

about issues of concern to small forest landowners.


Washington Department of Natural Resources Forest Stewardship Program

A cooperative effort between the USDA Forest Service and state forestry agencies which provides advice and assistance to help family forest owners manage their lands.


Washington Forest Protection Association

A trade association representing private forest landowners in Washington State. Its members grow, harvest and re-grow trees on about 4 million acres. The focus of its work is public policy and regulations, public information, K-12 environmental education, taxation, and with the legislature.


Washington State University Extension, Forest Stewardship Program


Provides education and information about forest management to private forest landowners as well as the general public. Offers classes such as Ties to the Land and Forest Stewardship Coached Planning as well as publications, videos and online resources.


Washington Tree Farm Program and  American Tree Farm System    

Provide third-party, internationally recognized American Tree Farm System certification to 750 members in Washington State who manage 380,000 acres of private forest land.