ABOUT US

Incorporated in 1976, the Maryland Forests Association, Inc. (MFA) is a state-wide nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.  MFA's membership includes:

 

 

OUR MISSION

The Mission of the Maryland Forests Association is to conserve and enhance forests in Maryland by:

  • increasing awareness of the diverse, public benefits of forests;

  • supporting the sustainable use of forest resources;

  • promoting economic opportunity for forest landowners; and,

  • maintaining a viable local forest products industry.

 

MFA strives to accomplish this mission by:

  • monitoring and influencing legislation and regulation that affect forests and the forestry community;

  • promoting growth in MFA membership and finances; and,

  • recognizing recipients for outstanding contributions on behalf of Maryland's forest resource.

 

OUR VISION

The Maryland Forests Association envisions a future in which vibrant forests are maintained throughout the State, providing diverse economic and environmental benefits to all.

MFA BYLAWS

The Bylaws and Operating Procedures of Maryland Forests Association, Inc. may be downloaded here:

 

BYLAWS (PDF version)

OPERATING PROCEDURES (PDF version)

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Our Leadership

MFA OFFICERS

Joe Hinson, President
Northwest Natural Resource Group, Salisbury

 

Tim Smith, Treasurer / Secretary
TD Smith, Bel Air

MFA BOARD MEMBERS

 

Todd Berman

Pixelle Specialty Solutions

Spring Grove, Pennsylvania

Bill Buckel
Rocky Resolve Tree Farm, Bittinger

John Cheynet
GFR Forestry Consultants, Salisbury

 

James Culp
Landowner, Chestertown

Philip Gottwals

ACDS LLC, Friendship 

Tom Johnson

Eastern Shore Forest Products, Salisbury 

Jonathan Kays
UMD Extension, Keedysville

 

Steve McHenry

Maryland Agriculture and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO), Annapolis

Danny Sines

Generation III Logging, Friendsville

MFA STAFF

Elizabeth Hill, Executive Director
 

Lindsay Ayers, Accounting

Megan Smith, Membership Coordinator

Sarah Davis, Design Editor