By virtue of membership in the Northeastern Loggers’ Association, all NELA logger members are also members of the American Loggers Council (ALC), the first national loggers’ group. The ALC is a federation of logging associations and council and is interested in safety and training, professionalism among loggers, and protecting the rights of working loggers. NELA is also a member of the American Hardwood Export Council – an organization promoting American hardwoods internationally, and we work closely with the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA), The Hardwood Federation, and the Forest Resources Association (FRA).