Who We Are

Hav­ing clean, healthy, and pro­duc­tive for­est ecosys­tems is the pre­mier mis­sion of the mem­bers of the Texas Forestry Asso­ci­a­tion (TFA). TFA has been a con­ser­va­tion orga­ni­za­tion since 1914 and today TFA works for the peo­ple who grow, man­age, har­vest, process, and use the for­est resources of Texas. Our mem­bers include:

• Indus­tri­al and Non-indus­tri­al Pri­vate For­est Landowners

• Pri­vate Con­sul­tant, Indus­try, and Agency Foresters

• Loggers/​Truckers

• Cor­po­rate and Pri­vate Man­u­fac­tur­ing Mills

• Ser­vice providers like Tree Planters, Site Prep Con­trac­tors, and Pre­scribed Burn Managers

TFA’s goal is to rep­re­sent the peo­ple in the for­est sec­tor by pro­mot­ing healthy polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic cli­mates, and to encour­age sus­tain­able for­est man­age­ment which pro­vides clean air, clean water, diverse wildlife habi­tat, and prod­ucts that enrich all our lives. Texas has about 12.1 mil­lion acres that is suit­able for com­mer­cial forestry where 83 mil­lion trees are replant­ed each year. Active for­est man­age­ment is the num­ber one way to sequester car­bon from the atmos­phere and mit­i­gate wild­fire risks. Tim­ber­land in East Texas is 88% pri­vate­ly owned and over half is owned in small­er tracts by fam­i­ly for­est owners.

Our Mis­sion Statement

  • To pro­mote an eco­nom­ic, social, and polit­i­cal cli­mate that will advance forestry in Texas;
  • Through edu­ca­tion, polit­i­cal action, and pub­lic rela­tions, pro­mote the under­stand­ing and accep­tance of for­est con­ser­va­tion prac­tices through­out the state;
  • To serve the broad needs of the for­est resource of landown­ers, pro­duc­ers, and con­sumers; and
  • To enhance and per­pet­u­ate the Texas for­est resource.