West Virginia Forestry Association

The West Virginia Forestry Association is a non-profit organization funded by its membership. Our members include individuals and businesses involved in forest management, timber production, firewood production, harvesting, and wood product manufacturing. Our members are concerned with protecting the environment, as well as enhancing the future of West Virginia’s forests through multiple-use management.  Watch below a video introduction to WVFA and the industry that we proudly represent.

Welcome to our website and “pardon our progress” as we undertake a complete overhaul of the site — so, please note that some of our features are being updated as you read this.  Feel free to contact us, as we encourage any questions that are not answered on this site… and thanks for your patience.

Events & More:

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We've Moved!!!

Our new address is 2008 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV  26311
Our new phone number is 681-265-5019.



Workers Comp Answer for Many Found

WVFA, through it’s WV Loggers Council and Insurance Committee, has been pursuing a range of workers compensation insurance alternatives for the logging community.  After a series of dead ends, we have identified a viable alternative to existing workers compensation choices. 

This option is available to WVFA members only and is for both mechanized and non-mechanized logging configurations and based on preliminary estimates can generate significant savings for those that qualify.  

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, please contact the WVFA office at 681-265-5019 for more information. 



Health Insurance - WVFA Benefit of Membership


WVFA has come to an agreement with Hub International, Inc. of Pittsburg to offer an extremely affordable health insurance as a benefit of WVFA membership. We have identified an insurance carrier that has a low cost plan that can fit any budget. In fact, it meets the federal governments requirements for the Affordable Care Act. The insurance is designed for employees in the West Virginia forest products Industry.Call 412-992-2860 to learn more.


WVFA "Farm & Forestry" at the Capitol and A.B. Brooks Symposium 

Monday, February 11, 2019

Farm & Forestry Day at the Capital                                                                                     

9:30am - Exhibits & legislative visits
3:30pm - Board Meeting at the WVFA Office
6:00pm - Legislative Reception, “Taste of WV” - Marriott Hotel

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
A.B. Brooks Symposium

7:15am - Breakfast
8:50am - Symposium:


  •   Workers Compensation Opportunity for Loggers & Mills
    - Kris Belcher, Nash & Powers
  • Health Insurance for WVFA Members
    - Bill Knox, Hub International, Inc.
  • Innovations & Tethered Logging
    - Ben Spong, Appalachian Hardwood Center
  • Truck Weights & Logger Training Options
    - Danny Dructor, American Loggers Council

Please click here for the rest of the agenda & your registration forms



2018 WVFA Area Meetings

Please ask your legislator to attend your Area meeting

Area 1 - December 12 - Fairmont, Copper House Grill - 6:00pm: $25 RSVP Frank Stewart by Dec 4: [email protected]

Area 2 - November 29 - Petersburg, Landes Rurtian - 6:30pm:  $8 RSVP Mark Harper by Nov 16th:  304-257-4105

Area 3 - December 4 - Elkins, Smoke on the Water (restaurant) - 5:30pm:  $20 RSVP Greg Tucker by Nov 24:  [email protected]

Area 4 - December 13 - Beckley, Golden Corral - 6:00pm:  Dutch Treat$ RSVP Frank Stewart by Dec 5: [email protected]

Area 5 - November 27 - Charleston, WVFA Office - 6:00pm:  $18 RSVP Frank Stewart by Nov 20: [email protected]

Area 6 - December 6 - Wood County, 4-H Camp Grounds - 5:00pm: $ponsors $ought RSVP Frank Stewart by Nov 29: [email protected]

Please contact the WVFA office with questions: 681-265-5019


Welcome to our new and improved website — so, please note that some of our features are being updated as you read this.  Feel free to contact us, as we encourage any questions that are not answered on this site… and thanks for your patience.