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.

 

Looking for a Great Gift Idea?

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


Upcoming Chapter Events

  • March 19: Lewis Chapter - Chehalis - Selling your timber: Alder for slicing and Douglas-fir poles, by Kent Jones.  Details.
  • March 20: Cowlitz Chapter - Parker's Steakhouse, Castle Rock - Chapter Annual Meeting - RSVP required by March 13. Details
  • April 12: Whatcom Chapter - Northwood Hall - WCFFA Annual Meeting - Details
  • May 11: Kittitas Chapter - Cle Elum. Positive Impacts of Forest Thinning on Streamflow and Forest Resilence to DroughtDetails.

 

Upcoming Statewide Events

May 2-4: Silverdale - 2019 WFFA Annual Meeting - 20th Anniversary of Forest and Fish - Past, Present & Future - Co-hosted by the Olympic, South Sound and Grays Harbor Chapters 

 

Small Forest Landowner Forest Carbon Survey - As promised in the December Landowner News, we are inviting you to share your views and thoughts regarding the question of “Who Owns the Carbon?”  We have devised a short survey (15 questions that should take you about 10 minutes to complete), so that we can get a better handle on how to respond to upcoming legislation in a way that represents our membership. Please click here to complete the survey and help inform your WFFA leadership about your thoughts on forest carbon.

 

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

Did you miss the WFFA 2018 Annual Meeting and

Field Tour in Winthrop?

     

You can't experience the excitement of the raffle or the impressions of the field tour, but you can listen to the excellent presentations that were given on the topic of "Wildfire - Building Community and Forest Resilience".  Click here to view the presention videos.

 

 

 

 

 

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The New family, owners of Nourse Tree Farm, were recently named Washington State Tree Farmers of the Year for 2018. 

A video telling the story of their tree farm can be viewed here.

In November 2018, an article about their journey from novice forest land owners to owners of an award winning tree farm was included in the DNR Small Forest Landowner Newsletter.

Videos of the two other Tree Farmer nominees are also available.  Michelle Blake Morgan owns HoJo's Newaukum Tree Farm in Lewis County, and Peter Rinaldi owns Mike's Orchard and Big Timber Ranch near Spokane.

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.