Washington Farm Forestry Association (WFFA) is an organization of small forest landowners.
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 landowners 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.
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Purchase Gift Memberships for your adult children as part of your succession planning! Encourage the next generation of Stewards of the Land.
Upcoming State Events
Upcoming Chapter Events
- March 18: Northeast Chapter - Annual Meeting and Program "The Value of Working with Contractors" - Details
- March 18: Whatcom Chapter - Seedling Sale at the Lynden Fairgrounds
- March 18: Cowlitz Chapter - Annual Native Tree & Shrub Sale at the Longview Bob's Sporting Goods - Details
- March 21: Lewis Chapter - How Many Trees Should I Plant? by Bryon Loucks. Details.
- March 22: Cowlitz Chapter - Annual Meeting Dinner - Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz will be the speaker - Details.
- March 25: Clark Chapter - Seedling Sale at the Battle Ground Albertson's Parking Lot - Details
- April 12: South Sound Chapter - MacRae Family Tree Farm Wood Miser and Log Arch Demo
- April 18: Lewis Chapter - Cross-laminated Timber, by Mike Warjone
- April 22: North Central Chapter - Meeting at Columbia Breaks Fire Intrepretative Center, Entiat. Details
Visit our Upcoming Education Events page for a list of opportunties to improve your land stewardship.
WFFA is a partner with 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. Also, Tom was recently named National Tree Farm Inspector of the Year by the American Tree Farm System.