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

 

Annual Forest Owner's Field Day - August 5, 2017

Annual Forest Owner’s Field Day will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The Hare and Sheppard families will be hosting the field day on their 4,500 acres ranch located near the old town of Aladdin outside Colville.

The families are celebrating 100 years of ranching and forestry. The tour will showcase various stewardship management activities that have kept this ranch viable from generation to generation. The ranch was started by Cy Phillips over 100 years ago and throughout his lifetime had purchased land surrounding the ranch; at one time, he owned 15,000 acres.  The remains of the original cabin still stand near the road.   Howard Phillips, Cy’s son, purchased most of the buildings in Aladdin in 1921 and ran the post office until it closed in 1924.

The family is working with professionals from both the private and government sectors to accomplish their goals for the ranch.  Specialists and family members will act as guides on the tour and will be discussing topics on surveying cultural resource, leasing land for livestock, dealing with old pastures that are being naturally reforested, re-using skids trails and landings, thinning challenges and effect of clear cuttings.

This is a free event and is open to the public. The tour begins at 8 a.m. at the Ranch with a pre-tour “meet and greet”. Coffee, donut, and juice will be provided by the NE Chapter of WFFA.  Transportation to the field sites will also be offered.  Participates should bring a sack lunch for a picnic in the woods, beverages will be available.  Sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothing are a must for this field tour.  Also, a folding chair is recommended for your comfort. The address is 1885 Aladdin Road.  Take Aladdin Road 19 miles north from Colville to Rocky Creek Road and watch for the “field day “signs.  For more details, click here for the flier.

Upcoming Events of Interest to Our Members:

 

August 5,  2017

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

 

Fall 2017

"Ties 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.

http://www.wafarmforestry.com/sites/default/files/chapter_images/Northeast/2017SpeakerContactInfo.pdf

 

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