Washington Farm Forestry Association (WFFA) is an organization of small forest    land owners.

Our goals are:

  • to provide educational programs for our members to help them manage their forest land better;
  • to be a voice representing small forest land owners in Olympia;
  • to promote fair taxation and regulation on the federal, state, and local government levels so that forest management can continue for generations to come;
  • to increase public awareness of family-owned forests.

 

Looking for a Great Gift Idea?

Purchase Gift Memberships for your adult children as part of your succession planning! Encourage the next generation of Stewards of the Land.

 

Upcoming Chapter Events

  • January 17: Lewis County Chapter - 50 Years in the Brush: Some Perspectives for the Family Forest Landowner, by Steve Pedersen. Details.
  • January 19: WFFA Legislative Day on the Hill and Forest Products Legislative Reception - RSVP required - Details
  • February 8: South Sound Chapter - Education Meeting
  • February 21: Lewis County Chapter - Annual Meeting and Dinner
  • March 8: South Sound Chapter - Education Meeting 
  • March 18: Whatcom Chapter - Seedling Sale at the Lynden Fairgrounds

Visit our Upcoming Education Events page for a list of opportunties to improve your land stewardship.

Travel Opportunity: Fred Smith of Anglatin Ltd is planning a forestry tour of Portugal and Spain for May 26-June 3, 2017.  Details.

WFFA is a co-sponsor of the Washington Tree Farm Program.  This video was prepared as part of the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Tree Farm Program in June 2016.

 

MEET A WFFA MEMBER

Tom Westergreen, along with his  brothers Ed and Bill, are the 4th generation to manage the family forest in Whatcom County that was first purchased by their great-grandfather in 1888. (Cole, the 5th generation, is becoming involved.) Their parents Richard and Louise nurtured the forest and also nurtured the love of the forest in their 3 sons.  Their story was published in the Stewards of the Land book in 2003.

Learn more about the Westergreen Tree Farm in this brief story or in a 15-minute video of a presentation about it that was given at the 2016 WFFA Annual Meeting.