Merc and Nina Boyer were named Lewis County Tree Farmers of the Year for 2023 and Merc gave this presentation about their lifetime commitment to forest management. They also hosted a tour on their property in east Lewis County in June which was attended by 70 people. The local newspaper, The Chronicle, published an article about them that can be viewed here.
WFFA member Doug Stinson was featured in a recent article in the DNR Small Forest Landowner Newsletter.
For first-time visitors, Doug’s opening question may be rhetorical, but it delivers a punch: “What would you rather have here?” he asked, as light drifts through the surrounding cedar grove. “Trees, or houses?”
The answer seems simple enough, but he pointed out that about 40% of neighboring tree farms have disappeared to development since his family purchased this property in 1971.
Read the full story here.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has filed a proposed rule change to revise how the department issues black bear timber damage depredation permits. The public is invited to submit comments about the proposed rule through Oct. 2. Read more details here.