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

  • May (Date to be Determined): Arlington - UPS Chapter - Tour of Hecker Tree Farm. Details
  • June 6: Olympia - South Sound Chapter "Mini Field Day" - Miller Tree Farm - Show-and-Tell Demonstration of the WFFA's Stream Buffers Template Proposal - Details
  • June 18: Woodland - Clark Chapter - Lewis River Reforestation Nursery Tour - Lewis River Reforestation - Details 
  • June 20: Ronald - 2015 Eastern WA Forest Owners Field Day - Ron & Jane Vukonich's Tree Farm. Details
  • June 27:  Ashford - Pierce Chapter - Summer Picnic & Walk in the Woods - Matt and Linda Seaman's Tree Farm - Details
  • July 8 (Tentative): South Sound Chapter - Tour of a Tree Farm with a Conservation Agreement
  • July 16: Longview - Clark Chapter - Pacific Lumber & Shipping BBQ and Yard Tour  - Details
  • July 25: Amboy - Clark Chapter - Annual Summer Picnic/Potluck - Randy & Linda Lawffer's - Details
  • July 26: Coweeman River up Rose Valley - Cowlitz Chapter - Chapter Picnic at Andrews Tree Farm - Details available later
  • Aug. 12 (Tentative): South Sound Chapter - Tour of a Christmas Tree Farm
  • Aug. 13: Yacolt - Clark Chapter - Thinning at Various Ages - Pomeroy Farm - Details
  • 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 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.