Cowlitz Farm Forestry Association

Affiliated Chapter of Washington Farm Forestry Association


Wednesday, April 26th 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

For an update on the log market, a meeting with several log buyers from different parts of the market seems appropriate. Some of the discussion points are current prices, what they expect the market to do through the rest of the year and what they think the market will look like next summer and beyond. We have done this several times in the past, and usually the questions and answers are the most interesting part. The Log Buyers participating are as follows:

Erik Metcalf with Pacific Lumber & Shipping                      Export 

Kent Jones with The Oeser Company                                    Poles

Paul Hadaller with Pacific Fiber Products                             Pulp logs

Ken Maurer with RSG & Gram at Kalama                            Cedar & domestic lo

Darrell Alvord or Ken Jones with Cascade Hardwoods        Hardwood logs

The meeting location is in the Longview Library Meeting Room (lower level) 1600 Louisiana Street in the Longview Civic Center.

NEW MEMBER RATE - Our chapter continues to seek more members and we need the current members help.  With the reduced new member rate and the Cowlitz chapter paying $10, the cost for 2017 is only $35 for the first year. New members will receive a WFFA sign and a book Stewards of the Land. If you are a new member and haven’t received these items, please ask at the meeting or email [email protected].

Save the date: The annual picnic is on July 22nd at the Andrews Tree Farm on the Coweeman River.

Please contact for details on upcoming events at [email protected].


Cowlitz chapter members enjoying picnic at Andrews Tree Farm
Cowlitz chapter members enjoying picnic at Andrews Tree Farm


Chapter Officers
President Butch Ogden
Vice President Tim Fowler
Secretary Sara Pursley
Treasurer Walt Vandeperre
Board Members Bette Elliott, Johnny Hill, Pat Huson, Debbie Peck, Steve Peterson, Ron Pursley, and Dick Woods
Past President Erik Metcalf