VFA Membership Benefits

Your membership in Virginia Forestry Association provides valuable benefits and services, including:
  • Representation on forestry interests before the Virginia General Assembly, U.S. Congress, and local governments as well as government forestry and natural resources boards, committees, and task forces.
  • Action to address state forestry topics such as the forest products tax and reforestation program, federal issues involving truck weights, clean water and air, endangered species and forestry workers.
  • Timely information on key forestry topics through VFA’s highly acclaimed quarterly magazine, Virginia Forests, and through our biweekly e-newsletter The VFA Voice, special print and virtual announcements, and e-mail action alerts.
  • Education on forestry issues and topics affecting VFA's members and Virginia's forestry community during the annual Virginia Forestry Summit.
  • Connection to members with similar interests, policy makers, and industry leaders through VFA’s annual membership directory and various networking opportunities.
  • Cost-savings through opportunities to participate in VFA endorsed insurance programs for healthcare, dental, and timberland and hunting lease liability insurance programs, as well as discounts on forestry tools and products, hotels, and payroll services.
  • Support of the American Tree Farm System and Virginia Tree Farm Program, Log-A-Load for Kids. Project Learning Tree, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® and Virginia SFI Implementation Committee, and the Virginia Forestry Educational Foundation.

VFA Membership Dues Structure 

Join today by clicking on your membership category below or by downloading the paper application!  If you aren't sure if you're already a member, give us a call at 804-278-8733.

LANDOWNER (based on forest acreage)
Up to 100 acres - $65
100-499 acres - $75
500-999 acres - $150
1,000 acres* -.$175
*(plus $55 for each additional 1,000 acres)
(up to 1,000 acres, plus $55 per each additional 1,000 acres)
SAWMILLS - $350 minimum
(more than 2.75 million b.f. - $.09 per thousand b.f.)

PLYWOOD, VENEER & MANUFACTURED BOARD PLANTS - $350 minimum (or $.036 per thousand sq. ft.)

PULP AND PAPER MILLS - .$.011 per ton consumed

WOODY BIOMASS/PELLET - .$.011 per ton consumed

CONSULTING FORESTER - $125 per person or firm
(plus $50 each additional forester employed will include membership)

BUSINESS ORGANIZATION
 - $200
(includes equipment companies, furniture manufacturers, insurance companies, financial institutions, real estate companies, railroad companies, etc.)
LIFETIME - $1,500 (contact VFA)