Beth Hill is the Executive Director of the Maryland Forests Association. Incorporated in 1976, MFA is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization representing the forest community statewide. The Mission of the Maryland Forests Association is to conserve and enhance forests in Maryland by:
- increasing awareness of the diverse, public benefits of forests;
- supporting the sustainable use of forest resources;
- promoting economic opportunity for forest landowners; and,
- maintaining a viable local forest products industry.
Since joining the MFA in 2018, Ms. Hill has been successfully growing the organization and forming new partnerships while continuing to monitor and influence legislation and regulations.
Her background is in the forest products industry. For over 20 years, she was instrumental in the daily operation and management of one of the largest sawmills on the Eastern Shore and its landholdings. She feels that sustainable forestry is commonly misunderstood and enjoys sharing her knowledge and perspective to enlighten others. Ms. Hill also serves on the Maryland Agricultural Commission, Sustainable Forestry Council, MD-DE Master Logger Steering Committee, Dorchester County Board of Zoning Appeals, Dorchester County Forestry Board, and the MALPF Board of Trustees. She is the voice of forestry in Maryland.