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.

 

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 State Events   

May 4-6: WFFA 2017 Annual Meeting

Hosted by the Upper Puget Sound Chapter

Annual Meeting - May 4-5 - Hilton Garden Inn in Bothell 

Field Tour - May 6 - Crystal Lake Tree Farm in Woodinville

View the AM17 Brochure, Registration Form and driving directions for event details.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY those WFFA members without email will be mailed Registration Packets; all other members will ONLY receive the Registration Packet via email. Be sure to register EARLY as space is limited for the Thursday Mill Tour and the Friday Washington Tree Farm Program Awards Banquet and Luncheon!

Contact Kelly Zandell at [email protected] with any questions.


Upcoming Chapter Events

  • May 6: Kittitas Chapter - In lieu of their spring meeting, Kittitas chapter is encouraging members to attend a Community Wildfire Preparedness Day. Details.
  • May 16: Lewis Chapter - Forestry in Europe, by Tammie Perreault
  • July 22: Cowlitz Chapter - Chapter Picnic - Andrews Tree Farm on the Coweeman River up Rose Valley

April 24 is the last day to join a Forestry Tour of Spain and Portugal from May 26-June 3.  4 more people are needed to make it a "go".  More information is available here.

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.