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American Forest & Paper Association
National trade association of the forest, pulp, paper, paperboard and wood-products industry. Represents companies engaged in growing, harvesting and processing wood and wood fiber, manufacturing pulp, paper and paperboard products from both virgin and recycled fiber, and producing engineered and traditional wood products. Contact info: 1111 19th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 800/878-8878, e-mail:

American Forest Resource Council
Provides a positive operating environment for the forest-products community, representing nearly 100 forest product manufacturers and forest landowners from small family-owned companies to large multi-national corporations, in 12 states, west of the Great Lakes. Contact info: 1500 SW First Ave., Suite 330, Portland, OR 97201. Tel: 503/222-9505, fax: 503/222-3255, e-mail:

American Hardboard Association
National trade organization of manufacturers of hardboard products used for exterior siding, interior wall paneling, household and commercial furniture, and industrial and commercial products. Contact info: 1210 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL 60067. Tel: 847/934-8800, fax: 847/934-8803, e-mail:

American Hardwood Export Council
International trade association for the American hardwood industry, representing companies and trade associations engaged in the export of a full range of American hardwood products, including lumber, veneer, plywood, flooring, moulding and dimension materials. Contact info: 1111 Nineteenth Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202/463-2720, fax: 202/463-2787.

American Lumber Standard Committee
A non-profit organization comprised of manufacturers, distributors, users and consumers of lumber. Serves as the standing committee for the American Softwood Lumber Standard and administers an accreditation program for the grademarking of lumber produced under the system. Contact info: P.O. Box 210, Germantown, MD 20875. Tel: 301/972-1700, fax: 301/540-8004.

American Wood Preservers' Association
International, nonprofit technical organization founded in 1904 to provide a common forum for the exchange of information for all segments of the wood preservation industry. AWPA provides a link for technical exchange between industry, researchers, and users of treated wood. Contact info: PO Box 5690, Granbury, TX 76049. Tel: 817/326-6300, fax: 817/326-6306, e-mail:

APA - The Engineered Wood Association
Non-profit source for information on structural wood products and their related construction applications. Contact info: PO Box 11700, Tacoma, WA 98411. Tel: 253/565-6600; fax: 253/565-7265; e-mail:

Association of Consulting Foresters
Founded in 1948 to advance the professionalism, ethics and interests of professional foresters whose primary work was consulting to the public. The ACF is the only national association for consulting foresters; currently, there are 631 members in 38 states and two Canadian provinces. Contact info: 732 North Washington Street, Suite 4-A, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703/548-0990, fax: 703/548-6395, e-mail:

Canadian Lumbermen's Association
Services the softwood and hardwood lumber manufacturing community. Contact info: 27 Goulburn Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 8C7. Tel: 613/233-6205; fax: 613/233-1929.

Canadian Wood Pallet & Container Association
Dedicated to promoting the welfare of the wooden pallet and container manufacturing industry in Canada. Contact info: PO BOX 640, Pickering, Ontario, Canada L1V 3T3. Tel: 905/426-7196, fax: 905/426-5012, e-mail:

Canadian Woodlands Forum
National association whose mission is to promote communication and information exchange among woodlands personnel in order to enhance operational competence, and to promote the efficiency of woodlands operations, in efforts to ensure the sustainable management of Canada's forest resource. Contact info: Tel: 902/ 897-2568, fax: 902/893-8434, e-mail:

Council on Forest Engineering (COFE)
International professional organization whose main objectives are to foster the development of forest engineering in industry, government, and in university teaching, research, and extension programs to promote the best methods of managing and operating forests; to serve the forestry profession on matters of policy in the area of forest engineering; and to disseminate technical information on forest engineering subjects. Contact info: 620 SW 4th Street, Corvallis, 97333. Tel: 541/754-7558, fax: 541/754-7559, e-mail:

Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada
A private, non-profit research and development organization whose goal is to improve Canadian forestry operations related to the harvesting and transportation of wood, and the growing of trees, within a framework of sustainable development. Contact info: 58 boul. Saint-Jean, Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada H9R 3J9. Tel: 514/694-1140, fax: 514/694-4351, e-mail:

Forest History Society
Links the past to the future by identifying, collecting, preserving, interpreting, and disseminating information on the history of interactions between people, forests and their related resources - timber, water, soil, forage, fish and wildlife, recreation and scenic or spiritual values. The focus is from a North American perspective within a global context. Contact info: Forest History Society, 701 Wm. Vickers Ave., Durham, NC 27701. Tel: 919/682-9319, fax: 919/682-2349.

Forest Landowners Association
Formed in 1941 to provide a voice for forest landowners on national and regional issues, the Forest Landowners Association follows every piece of legislation appearing before Congress that affects forest landowners and their property. Its mission is to support, through advocacy, education and information, forest landowner's responsible management of their private property. Contact info: PO Box 450209 , Atlanta ,GA 31145. Tel: 800/325-2954; fax: 404/325-2955, e-mail:

Forest Products Society
An international not-for-profit technical association founded in 1947 to provide an information network for all segments of the forest products industry. The society's vision is to be the world leader in technical information transfer to further the socially beneficial use of wood and fiber resources. Contact info: 2801 Marshall Court, Madison, WI 53705. Tel: 608/231-1361, fax: 608/231-2152, e-mail:

Forest Resources Association
The mission of the Forest Resources Association(formerly the American Pulpwood Association) is to promote the best interests of wood fiber suppliers and consumers in the economical, efficient, and sustainable use, and stewardship, of forest resources to meet wood fiber needs through private enterprise. Contact info: Forest Resources Association, 600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 350, Rockville, MD 20852. Tel: 301/838-9385, fax: 301/838-9481.

Forest Stewardship Council - United States
Promotes responsible forest management globally by certifying forest products that meet the most rigorous standards in the world. The organization brings industry, environmentalists, and community groups together to promote practical solutions that meet its diverse stakeholders needs.

Great Lakes Forest Alliance
The Great Lakes Forest Alliance, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to foster and facilitate cooperative efforts that enhance management and sustainable use of public and private forest lands in Michigan, Minnesota, Ontario, and Wisconsin.

Hardwood Distributors Association
Comprises distribution yards operating more than 200 warehouses throughout North America; association members sell to a variety of markets requiring a wide range of domestic and imported hardwoods.

Hardwood Manufacturers Association
Provides facts, tips and useful advice about U.S. hardwoods and hardwood products. Contact info: 400 Penn Center Blvd. - Suite 530 Pittsburgh, PA 15235. Tel: 800/373-WOOD.

Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association
Promotes and supports the long-term growth and prosperity of the industry, its members, and natural resources. In addition, it develops industry statistics and keeps members up-to-date on the latest developments and technology affecting the industry. Contact info: HPVA, P.O. Box 2789, Reston, VA 20195. Tel: 703/435-2900, fax: 703/435-2537; e-mail:

International Society of Arboriculture
Works to foster a better understanding of trees and tree care through research and the education of professionals as well as global efforts to inform tree care consumers. Contact info: PO Box 3129, Champaign, IL 61826. Tel: 217/355-9411, fax: 217/355-9516.

International Wood Products Association
Founded in 1956, the IWPA (formerly the International Hardwood Products Association) is committed to the promotion and enhancement of trade in the imported hardwood and softwood products industry. Members include U.S. importers, manufacturers, transportation companies, port authorities, customs brokers and overseas producers. Contact info: 4214 King Street West, Alexandria, VA 22302. Tel: 703/820-6696, fax: 703/820-8550, e-mail:

National American Wholesale Lumber Association
International trade association of more than 650 forest products and building material industry wholesalers, manufacturers and industry affiliated companies throughout the United States and Canada. Dedicated to enhancing professionalism and efficiency throughout the lumber distribution channel and to the responsible use of forest resources. Contact info: 3601 Algonquin Road, Suite 400, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. Tel: 847/870-7470, fax: 847/870-0201.

National Arborist Association
Established in 1938, the NAA is a trade association of more than 2,700 commercial tree-care firms and affiliated companies. Develops safety and education programs, standards of tree-care practice, and management information for arboriculture firms around the world. Provides continuing education, training, conferences and publications to promote the safe and appropriate practice of tree care. Contact info: 3 Perimeter Road, Unit 1, Manchester, NH 03103. Tel: 800/733-2622, fax: 603/314-5386, e-mail:

National Association of State Foresters
Non-profit organization that represents the directors of the State Forestry agencies from all 50 states, eight U.S. territories (American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, Republic of the Marshall Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands), and the District of Columbia. Provides management assistance and protection services for more than two-thirds of the nation's forests. Contact info: 44 N. Capitol St.NW, Suite 540, - Washington, DC 20001. E-mail

National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Assoc
Promotes the success of Americas lumber and building material dealers through advocacy, information, cooperation and innovation. Contact info: 40 Ivy Street SE, Washington, DC 20003. Tel: 800/634-8645, fax: 202/547-7640.

National Wooden Pallet & Container Association
International trade association representing manufacturers, recyclers and distributors of pallets, containers and reels. NWPCA was founded in 1947. Contact info: 329 South Patrick Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703/519-6104, fax: 703/519-4720.

Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association
Established in 1933, NeLMA is the rules writing agency for Eastern White Pine and is voluntarily supported by manufacturers of Eastern White Pine, SPFs and other softwood and hardwood lumber throughout New England, New York and Pennsylvania. Contact info: PO Box 87A, Cumberland, ME 04021. Tel: 207/829-6901, fax: 207/829-4293, e-mail:

Northwestern Lumber Association
Represents the professional retailers and suppliers of the lumber and building material industry; serves Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Contact info: 1405 Lilac Drive N, Suite 130, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55422. Tel: 763/544-6822, fax: 763/595-4060, e-mail:

Pacific Logging Congress
Seeks to educate politicians, educators, students and the general public about the need for sound, responsible forestry to supply global needs for wood fiber. Contact info: PO Box 1281, Maple Valley, WA 98038. Tel: 425/413-2808, fax: 425/413-1359.

Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau
Private, non-profit lumber quality control inspection agency. Organized in 1903, it provides grading and grade stamping services to more than 40 softwood lumber manufacturers, re-manufacturers and drying facilities in Oregon, Washington, western Idaho, and the coastal and southern interior regions of British Columbia, Canada. Contact info: 33442 First Way South, Suite 300, Federal Way, WA 98003. Tel: 253/835-3344, fax: 253/835-3371, e-mail:

Railway Tie Association
Promotes the economical and environmentally sound use of wood crossties; involved in research into crosstie design, and ongoing activities dealing with sound forest management, conservation of timber resources, timber processing, wood preservation and safety of industry workers.

Society Of American Foresters
Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot, SAF is the largest professional society for foresters in the world. Its mission is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and to use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems and the present and future availability of forest resources to benefit society. Contact info: 5400 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814. Tel: 301/897-8720, fax: 301/897-3690, e-mail:

Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association
Represents independent lumber manufacturers in 17 states throughout the Southeast. Provides services to independent lumber manufacturers regardless of company size or species manufactured. Contact info: 671 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, GA 30297. Tel: 404/361-1445

Southern Forest Products Association.
Founded in 1915, SFPA represents Southern Pine lumber manufacturers from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Members of SFPA produce about 55 percent of the Southern Pine lumber in the United States. Contact info: PO Box 641700, Kenner, LA 70064. Tel: 504/443-4464, fax: 504/443-6612, e-mail:

Southern Pine Inspection Bureau
Non-profit organization dedicated to the maintenance of high standards in the Southern Pine forest products industry. Contact info: 4709 Scenic Highway, Pensacola, Fl. 32504. Tel: 850/434-2611, fax: 850/433-5594, e-mail:

Walnut Council
International association representing nearly 1,000 woodland owners, foresters, forest scientists and wood-producing industry representatives in 45 states and seven foreign countries. Contact info: 4600 Northwest Plaza, Suite F, Zionsville, IN 46077. Tel: 317/802-0332, fax: 317/879-8027.

West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau
Oregon non-profit service corporation which exists for the benefit and protection of buyers, sellers and consumers of softwood lumber. A primary objective of the WCLIB is the development and maintenance of uniform lumber standards. Contact info: 6980 S.W. Varns, Tigard, OR 97223. Tel: 503/639-0651, fax: 503/684-8928, e-mail:

Western Hardwood Association.
Founded in 1955 to assist Western U.S. hardwoods to a position of prominence in the manufacturing of fine furniture, cabinets and pallets. Members consist of sawmills, manufacturers, re-manufacturers, pallet producers, wholesalers, landowners, timber owners and service organizations. Represents all Western hardwoods. Contact info: PO Box 1095 Camas, WA 98607. Tel: 360/835-1600, fax: 360/835-1900, e-mail:,

Western Red Cedar Lumber Association.
Associations goals are to produce quality Western Red Cedar lumber products and support them with technical information, education and promotion. Contact info: 1200 - 555 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC Canada V7X 1S7. Tel: 604/684-0266, fax: 604/687-4930, e-mail:

Western Wood Products Association.
Represents softwood lumber manufacturers in the 12 Western states and Alaska. Delivers lumber grading, quality control, technical, business information and product support services to sawmills as well as those who use softwood lumber products throughout the world. Contact info: 522 SW Fifth Ave. Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204. Tel: 503/224-3930, fax: 503/224-3934, e-mail:

Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America
Works to increase the productivity and profitability of U.S. machinery and tooling manufacturers and the businesses that support them. Dedicates itself to the advancement of the U.S. woodworking machinery and cutting tool industry while promoting awareness of American technology in the woodworking industry. Contact info: 1900 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. Tel: 215/564-3484, fax: 215/963-9785, e-mail:

Woodworking Machinery Industry Association.
Provides the North American wood products industry with the most technologically advanced woodworking systems available in the global market. Co-sponsors the International Woodworking Fair. Contact info: 5024-R Campbell Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21236. Tel: 410/931-8100, fax: 410/931-8111.

World Forest Institute
Established in 1989 as the information services division of the World Forestry Center, a nonprofit organization located in Portland, Oregon, the World Forestry Institute provides services designed to meet the diverse needs of manufacturers, consultants, researchers, brokers, government agencies and others. Contact info: 4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221. Tel: 503/228-0803, fax: 503/228-3624, e-mail: