Cowlitz Chapter



Thursday, May 19th, 2022 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Sunnyside Grange, 214 Cowlitz Avenue West, Castle Rock

With a strong log market an update from local log buyers from different areas of the market seems appropriate. Some of the discussion points are current prices, what they expect the market to do through the rest of the year and what they think the market will look like next year. We have done this several times in the past, and usually the questions and answers are the most interesting part. The Log Buyers participating are as follows:

Erik Metcalf, Cascade Hardwoods Hardwood Logs  (360) 269-0700
Matt Ellery, Bell Lumber & Pole Company Poles  (541) 405-6066
Kent Jones, Oeser Company Slicer alder and poles (360) 827-2790
Kent Maurer, RSG & Gram Cedar & domestic logs (360) 430-2643
Dede Stover, Weyerhaeuser Export Douglas-fir and white wood (360) 431-8667

Save the date: The CFFA picnic will be at noon on July 23rd this year on the Andrews Tree Farm on the Coweeman River up Rose Valley. The lunch will be potluck with the chapter supplying hamburgers and beverages. Please bring a small salad or dessert. Bring lawn chairs, if you have ones that are easy to transport. WFFA members from other chapters are welcome.


To reach the Andrews Tree Farm from the north or Longview go to I-5 exit 36 and go south on Old Pacific Highway towards Carrolls for about 1.5 miles, then left onto Rose Valley Road for 3.7 miles. Turn left at the Mark Andrews Tree Farm sign. From the south, take I-5 exit 32 then north on Old Pacific Highway past Carrolls and turn right on Rose Valley Road (address is 2336 Rose Valley Road).


NEW MEMBER RATE - Our chapter continues to seek more members and we need the current members help.  With the reduced new member rate and the Cowlitz chapter paying $10, the cost for 2022 is only $35 for the first year. New members will receive a WFFA sign and a book Stewards of the Land. If you are a new member and haven’t received these items, please ask at the meeting or email




Contact Us


President:    Ron Pursley

Vice President:    Johnny Hill

Secretary:    Sara Pursley

Treasurer:    Walt Vandeperre

Board Member:    Debbie Peck

Board Member:    Pat Huson

Board Member:    John Keatley

Board Member:    Erik Metcalf

Board Member:    Byron Hinners

Past President:    Butch Ogden

More information

Please contact President Ron Pursley, for details on upcoming events