President’s Message

Welcome to the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association or WWOA!  Twenty-three years ago WWOA members shared their passion for their woodlands with me.  While I did not realize it at the time, I also felt it. As I became more involved with my land and WWOA, I saw that WWOA’s principles were ones that I strongly believed in. 

These principles have not only benefited me, but many other private woodland owners and citizens throughout this state.  It is this love for our woodlands that brings WWOA members together, sharing our stories, information, and management practices through our suite of educational tools: email, Facebook, the website, Wisconsin Woodlands magazine, chapter field days, and our annual meeting. As a result of our common passion, many members have developed lifelong friendships. 

I encourage you to explore the Get Involved section of this website, where you can learn about ways to become more involved with WWOA. One key opportunity is to serve with our volunteer members on one of WWOA’s special committees. These committees are vitally important to WWOA’s future and success! Your involvement is a chance for you to be able to share your passion, make new friends, learn and have fun, creating healthier woodlands today and for future generations.

Thank you for allowing me to serve as your president. My hopes are to meet each of you at future WWOA events. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Keep sharing that passion of your woodland and thank you all for your ongoing support.

We truly are together “Creating Tomorrow’s Woodlands Today”!


Steve Ring, President