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.

 

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Purchase Gift Memberships for your adult children as part of your succession planning! Encourage the next generation of Stewards of the Land.


WFFA 2020 Annual Business Meeting Ballot

WFFA’s Bylaws and state law require us to hold an Annual Business Meeting to retain our non-profit status. As detailed in the WFFA Summer 2020 Landowner News issue, the COVID-19 virus closures resulted in the cancellation of our Annual Meeting, including the Annual Business Meeting. To ensure continuity of operations, we are conducting our Annual Business Meeting votes via a ballot process. We request that you vote on the following two action items: 1) 2020/21 WFFA Election of Officers and 2) Proposed Bylaws Revision.

Please:

1. LOGIN Login to your WFFA membership account and read the Summer 2020 Landowner News issue that incorporates our annual report and a ballot for the slate of State Officers and the updated Bylaws.

2. REVIEW – Review the online Bylaws or contact Kelly (360-388-7074) to request a paper copy.

3. VOTE – Cast your vote by going to the online ballot link, calling Kelly (360-388-7074) or for those members receiving paper copies of the Landowner News, completing your paper ballot and mailing it in the pre-addressed envelope provided.

PLEASE NOTE – We will be closing elections on July 1, 2020. Please cast your online vote, phone vote, or postmark your mail-in ballot by that time. Please take the time to offer your input on the future of WFFA. Please contact Kelly (360-388-7074) with any questions.

 

WSU Extension Forestry Webinars

WSU Extension Forestry is offering a series of webinars on Zoom from now until the end of July.  They are free but you must pre-register and sign up for a Zoom account before the webinar.  See their web page for details.

 

Upcoming Chapter Events

  • June 3: Whatcom - Chapter meeting at Wefer Tree Farm; check back for further details  
  • June 16: Lewis - Twilight Tour of Port Blakely Seed Orchard.
  • All other Chapter events are currently postponed. Please check back to this website for rescheduling.

 

Upcoming State-wide Events

Mark Your Calendars - April 26-28: 2021 WFFA Annual Meeting and Field Tour - Heathman Lodge, Vancouver – Hosted by the Clark and Cowlitz Chapters - WFFA's AM20 was postponed until 2021. We will have the same great hosts (the Clark and Cowlitz Chapters), the same great program (focused on growing trees), the same great venue (the beautiful Heathman Lodge) and we are workign on a new and improved Field Tour. Please continue checking back for further details and AM21 registration information. We look forward to seeing you all in April 2021! If you have any questions please call Kelly at 360-388-7074 or email [email protected].

 

March 28: Bigleaf Maple Syrup Workshop - UW Pack Forest, Eatonville - POSTPONED - Due to concerns about COVID-19, this event is postponed until further notice. Please contact Elaine Oneil at [email protected] with any questions.

 

The 2020 Steven D. Stinson Leadership in Natural Resources Scholarship - WFFA is proud to announce the 2020 offering of the Steven D. Stinson Leadership in Natural Resources Scholarship. This is the fifth annual offering, made available to WFFA members, families and affiliates. The scholarship is a maximum of $4,500 split between college students majoring in natural resources and Ag-Forestry Leadership Program applicants. Click on the 2020 scholarship announcement for details. The due-date for scholarship applicants is March 9, 2020, and the award will be announced at our WFFA Annual Meeting on May 12, 2020.

 

Visit our Upcoming Education Events page for a list of opportunties to improve your land stewardship.

  

 

 

 

MEET A WFFA MEMBER

O'Neill Pine Company, owned by Richard and Debra Pine and their family, were recently named Washington State Tree Farmers of the Year for 2019. Their award was presented by Vicki Christiansen, Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, who attended the Washington Farm Forestry Association Annual Meeting and Washington Tree Farm Program Awards Luncheon where the ceremony took place.

Watch a video about their tree farm to learn more.  You also can visit their web site which also leads you to drone views of several of their parcels on their YouTube channel.

NATIONAL OUTSTANDING TREE FARMERS OF THE YEAR!  The New Family, 2018 Washington State Tree Farmers of the Year, were named Western and then National Outstanding Tree Farmers by the American Tree Farm System.  Their Nourse Tree Farm in Arlington, WA, has been in their family for 76 years.  Watch a video about them or read more in their application and this magazine article.  Congratulations to the New Family for receiving this recognition!