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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Upcoming Chapter Events

  • February 26: Pacific - Planning Meeting. Details
  • February 28 and March 13: Clark - Pick-up Dates for Seedlings - Details
  • March 7: Cowlitz - Seedling Sale - Details
  • March 14: Clark - Annual Public Tree Sale - Details
  • March 14: Whatcom - Annual Tree Sale. Details.
  • March 14: Northeast - Winter meeting - Road Building and Maintenance, FFFPP and FirewiseDetails.
  • March 14: Mt Adams - Spring meeting at Glenwood.  Details.
  • March 17: Lewis - Todd Olson, DNR Regulatory Assistance Forester
  • March 18: Cowlitz - Annual Meeting - Details
  • March 25: Pacific - Weyerhaeuser Mill Tour at Raymond. Details.
  • April 8: South Sound - Invasive Species Control - Bruce McDonald
  • April 17: Whatcom - Chapter Annual Meeting. Details to follow.

Upcoming State-wide Events

  • May 11-13: 2020 WFFA Annual Meeting - The 2020 Annual Meeting (AM20) will be hosted by the Clark and Cowlitz Chapters of WFFA with the Annual Meeting (5/12) to be held in Vancouver and the Field Tour (5/13) featuring a visit to Mt. St. Helens to view the forestry recovery that has occurred in the last 40 years - Themes: Growing Outside the Box, People Make the Difference and Let Nature Sing - Please continue to check back for event details

 

  • 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.

Did you miss the WFFA 2019 Annual Meeting and

Field Tour in Silverdale?

The theme was the 20th Anniversary of Forests and Fish - Past, Present & Future.

  

Moderated by Ken Miller, participants on three panels discussed:

  • The History of Forests and Fish
  • Resource Protection under Forests and Fish
  • Economic and Social Viability Under Forests and Fish 

Luke Rogers provided information on the small landowner database and Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen talked about Sustaining Family Forests at the evening banquet. 

All of these presentations can be viewed here.

2019 Steven D. Stinson Leadership in Natural Resources Scholarship Award Winners - At our WFFA 2019 Annual Meeting Fae Marie Beck, Steve's mom, was pleased to announce the winners of this year's scholarship. Please visit the Stinson Scholarship page to learn more about our awardees, Colleen Purefoy, Justin Stanley and Dylan Streeter.

 

 

 

 

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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!