Forest & Woodland Association of Missouri. Citizen Advocacy for Forestry Issues.
Missouri’s 359,000 private woodland landowners manage 83 percent of the woodlands in Missouri. The Forest and Woodland Association of Missouri was founded in 2011 as a public advocacy voice for these privately owned woodlands, to promote healthy, productive and sustainable forests and trees. We are advocates, conservationists, educators and woodland owners, working together to promote healthy, productive and sustainable forests and trees. Our membership includes residents from all walks of life -- both woodland owners and non-owners, city and rural dwellers, tree farmers, loggers, conservationists, educators -- anyone who cares about the health of Missouri's forests and woodlands, and wants to assure those lands receive the care and support they need.
FWAM is also the administrator for the Missouri Tree Farm System. Many of our members are part of both organizations, recognizing the need to broaden the reach of the MTFS and include the greater population of Missouri, if we're to truly have the strength of one united voice on behalf of the state's woodlands.
Resources for tomorrow.
FWAM works hard to develop resources for landowners to reach their woodland goals. To get the Association off on the right foot, the Missouri Department of Conservation, American Tree Farm System, Missouri Tree Farm Program and the Missouri Forest Products Association committed financial resources for the first three years. In the coming years, FWAM will be member-driven, and members can expect to be alerted about important issues, and have a voice in those issues. If a bill is going to the legislature that impacts forests, members will receive notices of who they can contact to share their views.
Forest and Woodland Association of Missouri 4207 Lindell Blvd., #301 St. Louis, MO 63108 E: email@example.com P: 573-353-6436