Mission of the NFA
While we’re close to thinking that firewood is a right that should have its own amendment, we realize that healthy forests and clean air are the rights of our children and grandchildren. The NFA supports efforts to spread the good word about burning wood responsibly. It’s clean, green energy from our backyard.
We are stewards of our own small part of the industry — firewood is a small concern in the shadow of timber and lumber. But we do intend to assert our influence within the industry to operate within responsible guidelines. We find that a lot of folks just don’t understand the issues, and are happy to comply when a request makes sense. The NFA sees a major role in explaining the issues and helping the industry monitor and correct itself. If we solve our own problems, there is no need for external involvement.
An Industry Voice
Suppose you were a US Forestry official with questions and concerns about the firewood industry. Who would you call to ask questions? How would you communicate with the industry as a whole? Conversely, how would the firewood industry communicate with Washington D.C., or even the general public? A few key figures in the industry might have access or resources, but they will speak for themselves, not the industry as a whole. The NFA is the voice of the entire industry.
We Support the Entire Industry
Whether you sell thousands of kiln-dried bundles or hundreds of seasoned cords, there is a place for you in the industry and in the NFA.
If you make enough money from firewood to put food on the table, you are who the NFA represents. Everything that makes the firewood business better for you makes it better for everyone up and down the ladder. That’s the nature of the business. We’re strong in number, but weak in organization.
Meet the Companies Who Value Your Work
Our membership includes a number of industry sponsors who are interested in actively serving the firewood industry. They welcome the chance to hear your stories and make sure life is good for you so you’ll be able to buy their products. It’s a simple proposition. What’s good for the industry is good for everyone.
How many people depend on firewood?
- First and foremost, Firewood Sellers
- Firewood Processor Manufacturers
- Splitter Manufacturers
- Bundler Manufacturers
- Kiln Manufacturers
- Wood Stove Manufacturers
- Chainsaw Manufacturers, Dealers, Repair shops
- Chain and bar Manufacturers
“If it doesn’t work for the guys on the ground, it doesn’t work for the industry.”