About Us

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

  • forest landowners

  • foresters and other natural resource professionals

  • hunt clubs and recreational groups

  • logging and trucking companies

  • forest product businesses

  • individuals


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)


Our Leadership


Joe Hinson, President
Northwest Natural Resource Group, Salisbury

Keith Ohlinger, Vice President

Farmer/Landowner, Woodbine


Tim Smith, Treasurer / Secretary
TD Smith, Bel Air



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


Jonathan Kays
UMD Extension, Keedysville


Steve McHenry

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


Elizabeth Hill, Executive Director

Lindsay Ayers, Accounting

Megan Smith, Membership Coordinator

Sarah Davis, Design Editor

Contact Us

Maryland Forests Association

P.O. Box 332, Linkwood, MD 21835

Phone: 410.463.1755

Email: info@mdforests.org