Section 1. The importance of Affiliate Members in the Academy is two-fold :
The Academy derives direct contact with organizations and individuals actively engaged in research and development, and education on wood and wood products
The Affiliate Members are recognized by the Academy as active contributors to the field of wood science.
Section 2. The Academy shall actively seek the participation of academic and institutional organizations that are able to support the goals and objectives of the Academy. Such organizations should be encouraged to join the Academy by submitting an application to the Secretary, including a statement outlining the mission and objectives of the institution. The Academy Board will vote on acceptance of the application and the President shall inform the applicant of the result.