Welcome to the Northern Arizona Wood Products Association website, designed to assist those interested
in providing solutions to the care and use of the small diameter trees of Northern Arizona. Containing
the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine in the United States, high desert forests, and small diameter trees
this unique area requires entrepreneurs and forest practitioners to develop products from small diameter
trees. The marketing of these products becomes critical to their success and the on-going outcome
for the enterprise.
The Northern Arizona Wood Products Association is an economic development initiative of the White Mountain
Regional Development Corporation.
Members include artists, craftspeople, manufacturers, producers, sawyers, mill operators, distributors or
anyone who derives a substantial portion of their livelihood from adding value to small diameter wood.
- To advocate for businesses and individuals that make a living adding value to small diameter wood.
- To create and retain jobs in the wood products industry in our region.
- To promote partnering and collaboration among users and consumers of small diameter wood from our region.
- To encourage a regional, cooperative perspective & approach to addressing small diameter wood issues.
- To support and encourage use of small diameter wood by:
- Marketing & promotion of regionally produced wood products.
- Providing information, referral and training for members and the public about wood products.
- Provide technical assistance to members.
- Encouraging and facilitating dissemination of wood products technology and best practices.
- Develop and promote brand awareness for regionally produced wood products.
- Support the work of the Southwest Sustainable Forest Partnership.
- Develop & maintain a website dedicated to regionally produced wood products.
- Sponsor events and showcases for regionally produced wood products.
- Seek funding to support creation, retention & growth of the Northern Arizona Wood Products Association and regional wood products businesses.
- Support research & development of wood products, uses and technology.