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What is the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association (WWOA)?
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and an independent, nonpartisan voice who speak for the landowners of Wisconsin. The objectives of the Association are to advance the interests of woodland owners and the cause of forestry. We seek to develop public appreciation for the value of Wisconsin woodlands and their importance in the economy and overall welfare of the state by fostering and encouraging the wise use and management of the woodlands for timber, wildlife, and recreation. WWOAs objectives are for the present and future generations.
 

 

What does WWOA do?
WWOA works to address major issues which affect all landowners via its committees. The State organization holds a four day annual meeting where fellow landowners can meet and discuss forestry issues. During this four day event, it has a keynote speaker open up its annual business meeting and expert speakers leading various sessions. The Friday before the annual business meeting, members go on interesting tours in the area. It has an annual field day the last day of the annual meeting where landowners can see what another landowner has done with their land.
 
What are WWOA chapters?
Each county is in a WWOA chapter where landowners meet to discuss local issues. Most chapters have two field days a year where they go to a landowners property and see what they have done to on their property and what they are planning to do in the future. There are 13 chapters in the state. All chapters have an annual meeting where they discuss the type of field days they would like to have and elect officers for the coming year.
 
How does a WWOA chapter differ from the State WWOA organization?
The state publishes an award winning magazine four times a year and sends it out to state members. It also publishes two newsletters a year with the American Tree Farm System. It speaks for all WWOA members at the state level such as meeting with the State legislature.
 
Do I need to be a member of the State WWOA organization to belong to a WWOA chapter?
Yes, you need to be a member of the state WWOA organization to belong to a chapter.
 
How do I join a chapter and what chapter?
When you join the State organization, they will notify you of the chapter you live in and you contact them if you are interested in joining it. If your land is in a different chapter, you can join it instead of the one you live in. You can belong to more than one chapter if you want to. Each chapter has it own structure of dues.
 
How do I contact WWOA?
You can contact by WWOA by mail:
Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association
P.O. Box 285
Stevens Point, WI 54481
By phone: 715-346-4798
Or by email: wwoa@uwsp.edu
 
Where is WWOA headquarters?
The WWOA office is located in the Wood Utilization Lab – Building 21 (2000 Maria Drive),
on the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point campus in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
 
What are the benefits of membership?
  • Woodland Management, WWOA’s award-winning quarterly magazine keeps you up-to-date on forest management and forestry issues affecting you and your woodlands.
  • WWOA co-sponsors meetings, field days, conferences, workshops to help learn more about your woodlands.
  • WWOA is affiliated with the National Woodland Owners Association in Washington D.C. which gives WWOA a national voice on forestry issues.
  • WWOA is an active member of numerous state and regional boards, committees and councils.
  • WWOA also serves as a partner on numerous projects with many agencies and organizations. This participation gives WWOA a voice in making policy and legislation affecting your woodlands
  • WWOA is a member of the Wisconsin Wildlife Association so wildlife issues are taken under consideration when managing your lands.
  • WWOA annually provides scholarships to students interested in forest stewardship.
  • WWOA has its own gift shop for sources of books, publications and videos about forestry and woodland management. It also does have clothing with WWOA logos on.
  • WWOA has a sample timber sale contract containing all the necessary legal clauses to protect your interests when having a timber sale.
 
Do I need to be a landowner to belong to be a member?
No, you do not need to be a landowner to belong to WWOA; however, a person who does not own 10 acres or more is a non-voting member.
 
Are there different types of membership?
Yes, visit our Join Us page to read about the different membership levels.
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