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Why Join MFA?




The Maryland Forests Association offers YOU a chance to be informed and get involved by supporting the only non-profit, tax-exempt organization in Maryland that brings together and represents forest landowners, natural resource professionals, hunt clubs, businesses, and others in both private and public sectors of the forest community. 





Top 10 Reasons to Join MFA

  1. MFA builds effective partnerships by maintaining close liaisons with state agencies, businesses, and conservation groups.

  2. MFA keeps members abreast of current issues impacting public and private natural resources and upcoming events with our newsletter publication, The CrossCut, and periodical e-blasts. 

  3. MFA representatives participate in meetings, committees, task forces, and commissions to make sure that forest landowner, professional forester, and forest industry perspectives are heard and understood.

  4. MFA provides information and presents testimony to local and state officials and the legislature on issues relating to forests and forestry. 

  5. MFA promotes new markets for forest landowners and is leading the way to make better connections between primary and secondary wood manufactures that will lead to better utilization and growth of the industry.

  6. MFA offers professional development through its Master Logger Program.

  7. MFA offers the Dick Stanfield Scholarship to members. 

  8. MFA supports financially and/or actively participates in educational programs for youth, including the Natural Resource Careers Camp, Project Learning Tree, and 4-H. 

  9. MFA works to ensure that landowners have the right to choose forest management strategies that meet their own objectives.

  10. MFA members receive a discount on products from Forestry Suppliers and liability insurance through our program with  Outdoor Underwriters.

Let's Grow Together!

Since 1976, the Maryland Forests Association has served the needs of the state's forest community. We work tirelessly to advocate for private property rights, sensible regulations, and healthy markets by promoting sustainable forest management and wood products. We believe in working forests, and know that forestland in Maryland can be retained when landowners are incentivized - the forest that pays, stays! Please, consider joining MFA today!

For information about our sponsorship program click here.

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