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

  • February 21: Lewis County Chapter - Annual Meeting and Dinner - Details
  • March 8: South Sound Chapter - Urban Forestry
  • 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 25: Clark Chapter - Seeding 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
  • May 4-6: Upper Puget Sound Chapter - 2017 Annual Meeting - Hilton Garden Inn in Bothel and the Crystal Lake Tree Farm in Woodinville - look for registration packets and more details soon
  • May 10: South Sound Chapter - Tour of Port of Olympia
  • June 3: South Sound Chapter - Mini-Field Day/Picnic: Wetland Issues & Wildlife - Ken Bevis
  • July 12: South Sound Chapter - Tree Farm Tour
  • August 9: South Sound Chapter - Tree Farm Tour with Exotic Trees and Animals
  • September 13: South Sound Chapter - Tour of New State of the Art Sierra Pacific Mill (Shelton) or An Alder Mill
  • October 11: South Sound Chapter - Indoor Tour of Special Forest Products - Wreath Production
  • November 8: South Sound Chapter - Program Planning for 2018

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. Itinerary. Enrollment Form.

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. Also, Tom was recently named Western Region Tree Farm Inspector of the Year by the American Tree Farm System.