Northeast Chapter contact information:
Phone or text: 509-596-0931

Vaagen Brothers’ Colville Mill Tour


The North East Chapter received notification that the Colville Mill is going to have a two week shutdown which would affect our tour.  Our group would not be able to see the mill in action.

The Chapter has decided to reschedule the tour to Friday, June 16th at 9:00 a.m..
The picnic is also rescheduled.  

We apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.  See you on June 16th.  


Welcome Letter from New President

Dear Members,
I am honored to serve as the President of the NE Chapter of Washington Farm Forestry Association.  I follow a strong legacy of leaders who have worked together with the fellow board members in creating a very viable and active chapter.
As members, we share our knowledge and experience with fellow landowners so we can provide economic and environmental contributions to our local communities.  As part of our association, we communicate the value of private forest landowners to state and federal agencies in order to communicate our needs and avoid unintended regulation.
The chapter will be working with other forest associations, federal, state and local agencies to bring educational, social opportunities and networking opportunities to you throughout the year.
I look forward to working alongside our board to bring additional benefits to the membership.  Please contact me with any your suggestions, opinions, and concerns.
All the best,
Jim Sibley, President
Northeast Chapter WFFA

Upcoming Events of Interest to Our Members:

June 16, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.

Vaagen Brothers Mill Tour - Presentation 'Log Grading" - Picnic Lunch


August 5,  2017

NE Chapter - Summer Field Day - Rock Creek Ranch - The Phillips family celebrating their 100th 


Fall 2017

"Tie to the Land"

Succession Planing Workshop


March 2018

NE Chapter Annual Meeting - March 3, 2018 - The Chewelah Golf & Country Club - CHewelah, WA



Past Events of Interest to Our Members:

2017 Annual Meeting 

This year the theme was “The Value of Working with Contractors”.  Guest speakers from local forestry consultation groups and agencies talked on partnering with local contractors to improve forest and increase the bottom line.

Here is the link for the speakers that were at the event.

August 20, 2016 - Forest Field Day Highlights Forest Operations at Historic Tree Farm

The annual Forest Owners Field Day is scheduled at Walking L Tree Farm, an approximately 800-acre tree farm established by Carl Lundberg (and now managed by his year anniversity heirs) off Williams Lake Road, starting at 8:30 and ending mid-afternoon. From Colville, take Highway 395 west to Williams Lake Road. After approximately 5 miles, turn right onto Gillette (Creek) Road. Stay to the right at the fork, onto Lee Hedrick Road. Signs will be posted from the Williams Lake Road turn off. Follow the signs to the Walking L Tree Farm property gate.

Youth educational event at Walker Tree Farm

Chapter Officers
President Jim Sibley  
Vice President Alan Walker  
Secretary Ann Van Dielen  
Treasurer Bill Berrigan  
Stevens County Rep Val Messerall  
Ferry County Rep Olga Mill  
Pend Oreille County Rep Bill Kemp  
Member at Large Alexis Walker  
Membership Alan Walker