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

  • January 18: Lewis - Log export markets, by Dan Moore, Weyerhaeuser Company Olympia Export Yard
  • January 22: Pacific -  Tree Farm Security, by Pacific County Sheriff Robin Souvenir. Details
  • January 23: Spokane - How SAF is impacting land and wildfire management on a local, regional and national level, by Anjel Tomayko. Details.
  • February 12 or 19: South Sound - Tentative: A Slash Distribution Plan for After Harvesting
  • February 21: Clark - Annual Meeting & Potluck - Details
  • February 21: Lewis - Annual Meeting & Dinner. Presentation by Jason Alvores on Ag/Forestry International Trip.
  • February 28 and March 13: Clark - Pick-up Dates for Seedlings - Details
  • March 11: South Sound - SFLO Regulation Assistance for FPAs and Other Forest Practices
  • March 14: Clark - Annual Public Tree Sale - Details
  • March 14: Whatcom - Annual Tree Sale. Details.
  • March 25: Pacific - Weyerhaeuser Mill Tour. Details.
  • April 8: South Sound - Invasive Species Control - Bruce McDonald
  • April 17: Whatcom - Chapter Annual Meeting. Details to follow.

Upcoming State-wide Events

  • January 16:  Forest Products Legislative Reception - Hands On Children's Museum, Olympia (414 Jefferson St. NE) - 6:00-9:00 PM - Details
  • January 28: WFFA Legislative Day on the Hill, Olympia, Capitol Campus - Make your appointments to meet with your legislators to tell your tree farm story - RSVP to Kelly ([email protected]) required - Details
  • 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.

Jeff  & Jacque Peters were also nominated for the award.  A video of their tree farm is available for viewing.

The Kingsbury Family, 2017 Washington State Tree Farmers of the Year, were recently named Western Region Tree Farmers of the Year and are candidates for the National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year.  See more about their tree farm here.