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.

 

Upcoming Chapter Events

  • Aug. 12 (Tentative): South Sound Chapter - Tour of a Tree Farm with a Conservation Agreement
  • Aug. 13: Yacolt - Clark Chapter - Thinning at Various Ages - Pomeroy Farm - Details
  • Aug. 15: Frances - Forest Owners Field Day at the Custer Creek Tree Farm - Details and Registration
  • Aug. 15: Castle Rock - Cowlitz Chapter - Tour of Pre-Commercial Thinning Unit at Ogden Tree Farm - Details
  • Aug. 15: Black Lake - Northeast Chapter - Summer Field Day at Hesseltine Property - Details
  • Aug. 16: Lincoln Creek - Lewis Chapter - LCFFA Tour of Steve Webster's Tree Farm
  • Aug. 29: Easton - Kittitas Chapter - Fall Meeting & BBQ - Vic & Lisa Monahan's Cabin Creek Tree Farm - Details available later 
  • Sept. 9: South Sound Chapter - Tour of DNR Meridian Seed Orchard by Jeff DeBell
  • Oct. 14: South Sound Chapter Meeting - Management Plans & Forest Stewardship Plans by John Henrikson
  • Nov. 11: South Sound Chapter Meeting - Program Planning for 2016

 

60 raffle items were donated

A WFFA Scholarship in Natural Resources was started in May 2014 with a $20,000 donation from Port Blakely Tree Farms. It was named after Steven D. Stinson after his passing in July 2014.  

At the 2015 WFFA Annual Meeting, a raffle was held with all proceeds to go to the scholarship.  The photos above show some of the lovely items that were donated and the lucky winners. $4150 was raised by the raffle, and with other generous donations that have been made, the scholarship fund is now close to $50,000.  A committee has been formed and will begin the process of awarding a scholarship in the near future. 

Donations to the scholarship fund are always welcome.  Make your check payable to WFFA with a note that it is for the scholarship fund.