Clark Chapter

SUMMER EVENTS

Tree Farming 101 - June 9 and 16, 7:00 pm. - Pomeroy Farm, Yacolt

For the beginning tree farmer and for the experienced! Bob and Dan Brink will share their expertise from over 35 years of managing their family tree farm. Other local tree farmers have been invited to share their expertise also. The two evening class will take place in the woods, so dress for the weather. A few sample topics to be covered will be harvesting, site preparation and replanting, brush control, thinning, road maintenance, and much more.  Pomeroy Farm. 20902 NE Lucia Falls Rd. Yacolt. Please RSVP your planned attendance to Bob (360.686.3524 or bobjbrink@gmail.com) so we can have adequate transportation available.  There will be only a little walking.

Estate Planning - Tuesday, July 19, 7:00 pm - Pomeroy Farm, Yacolt

Attorney Randy Grove from the Landerholm Law Group will address the basics of estate planning for your timberland, including state and federal tax considerations. Pomeroy Farm. 20902 NE Lucia Falls Rd., Yacolt. 

Annual Summer Potluck and Tree Farm Tour - Saturday, July 30, 10am - 2 pm

At the tree farm of Craig and Julie Lynch, 2022 Clark County Tree Farmer of the Year. 46902 Headlund Rd., Woodland. (Go past Green Mountain School and look for the Farm Forestry Event signs.)

Gathering at 10:00 or so, Meal at noon. Walking tour at 11:00 and 1:00.  Farm Forestry will provide fried chicken and cold refreshments. Please bring a main dish and salad or dessert to share. Also bring your own table service and lawn chairs.

Weyerhaeuser-sponsored picnic and tour of the log export yard - Thursday Sept 8, 5:30 pm at the Weyerhaeuser log yard in Longview, 1701 Industrial Way, Gate 4.  It's the gate on Industrial Way AFTER, that is north, of the turn off to go over the bridge.  Meet at the Timberlands Office Building just inside gate 4.

The facility is considered a marine terminal and as such, is under strict federal security rules.  A valid driver's license is required and DeDe (the log buyer) has asked that I get those driver's license numbers to her ahead of time. So if you plan to attend, please RSVP to me (360.686.3524 or bobjbrink@gmail.com) and send me your driver's license number at least a week ahead of the event. Vehicles are subject to inspection. No weapons/firearms allowed.  Bring a hard hat and vest if you have one.

 

SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE

The Clark County Farm Forestry Association annual scholarship is available to seniors graduating from high school or students currently enrolled in college, university, or vocational programs. Individuals must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Registered CCFFA members in good standing with the Washington Farm Forestry Association, including family members, sons, daughters, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.
  • Currently enrolled or pursuing enrollment as a full time at a higher education institution.


Scholarship awards range from $500.00 to $1,500.00. The CCFFA is a nonprofit association. Money awarded towards education is based on yearly fundraising events and donations, thus the amount of scholarship will be determined by the success of our events and activities.

The following information is required for an application to be completed:

  1. Application with all sections completed. Download your completed Application as a pdf prior to emailing.
  2. Transcripts
  3. Proof of Enrollment
  4. Essay

The completed scholarship application and all attachments must be submitted through email by
June 30, 2022

Scholarship Application Package

TREE SALE

Our March 19th Public Tree Sale was a rousing success. Our crew of 30 volunteers sold a mix of mostly native trees and shrubs to an eager crowd and we were completely sold out of our entire stock of 9485 plants by 10:30. CFFA holds both this public sale and an earlier members-only sale of reforestation trees, and between the two sales has provided over 101,000 trees and shrubs to CFFA members and residents of the county this year. That’s a lot of land stewardship happening in our local forests! We were fortunate to have several Master Gardeners helping at our public tree sale to answer questions and help with tree selection. Tree sale funds are used for scholarships.

 

 

 

Contact Us

clark@wafarmforestry.com

Officers

President:    Bob Brink

Vice President:    Dan Brink

Secretary:    Georgia Goff

Treasurer:    Debbie Levanen

Past President:    Ken Edwards

Board Member:    Dave Mann

Board Member:    Gene Jones

Board Member:    Morgan Gillette

Board Member:    Hunter Decker

Board Member:    Renee Goff

Board Member:    Tevis Lapsa

More information

This chapter serves Clark County.  The chapter board meets every second Tuesday at 7:00 pm at the Battle Ground Senior Center located at 116 NE 3rd Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604.

Membership

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2022 Highlights:

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February 25, 2022:  Annual Meeting and member potluck

The annual membership meeting and potluck will be held on Friday, February 25, 2022 at 5:30 pm at the Battle Ground Community Center.

Please bring a main dish and salad or dessert to share and your own table service.  Farm Forestry will provide fried chicken and hot and cold drinks.
Gathering time: 5:00 on.  Dinner at 6:00.

Numerous door prizes will be given away, including a $500 chain saw.  Masks are optional. If you are uncomfortable with optional masks or have underlying health concerns, it might be best to sit this one out.

Here is the slate of officers to be presented by the nominating committee at this meeting:  President - Bob Brink, Vice president - Dan Brink, Secretary - Georgia Goff, Treasurer - Debbie Levanen. For Board positions: David Mann, Tevis Laspa, Gene Jones, Morgan Gillette, Renee Goff, Hunter Decker.  If you have any nominations from the floor, and will not be attending in person, you may let Bob Brink know. (bobjbrink@gmail.com)   360.686.3524.  Any nominees from the floor must have agreed to serve prior to their nomination.

Our annual seedling sale will occur on March 19, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Albertson's parking lot in Battle Ground.  Many species of conifers, deciduous trees and native shrubs are available with prices ranging from $1 to $3 each.  Click here to see the full list with prices.2021 Highlights:

In 2021 we celebrated our 2020 selection of Tree Farm of the Year at Ken and Linda Edward's tree farm. Six scholarships were awarded to successful candidates. This scholarship awards ceremony is an important part of the annual summer picnic, and eligible students are encouraged to consider applying for the 2022 scholarship applications, which will be awarded at the 2022 summer picnic. Scholarship application forms can be found in the events tab.

Thank you, Betty Davenport for your years of service as Treasurer and the hours you spent to help grow the organization.

In 2021 the scholarship committee awarded scholarships to 6 students.

Amanda Plitt - Clark College, Ciera Bump -WSU Vancouver, Mahaelani Bump - WSU Vancouver, and Mahlia Bump - WSU Vancouver, Makayla Smith - Sonoma State University and Arthur Zimmerman (WSU Vancouver).  Members can review the scholarship information for the upcoming 2022 year for more information on how they or family members can apply.

2019 Highlights:

Our very active board of 11 members and numerous other volunteers carried out a number of membership and community activities.

The annual winter potluck drew about 100 members for our annual meeting and elections, with a speaker on trees and climate change, and awarding the Tree Farmer of the Year to Jared and Torun Larwick.

In February and March, members picked up over 70,000 seedlings that we had grown.  In March we had our annual public tree sale selling approximately 9,000 trees to the public. This is our only fund raiser for the chapter and this year we sold out in 3 hours.

Summer brought the annual summer picnic, traditionally at the Chapter's Tree Farm of the Year, the Larwicks. Several other twilight tours were held: thinning at Gillette's, various forest management activities at Bowden's, and an export log session hosted by Pacific, Lumber and Shipping.

We also presented three $1000 college scholarships and supported our local high school forestry programs to go to competitions.

2018 highlights

Our very active board of 11 members and numerous other volunteers carried out a number of membership and community activities.
The annual winter potluck drew about 110 members for our annual meeting and elections, lots of door prizes, great food and fellowship, awarding the tree farmer of the year, and a guest speaker.
March was our member seedling pick up month whereby we contract grow 70,000 Doug Fir and 10,000 western red cedar for our members at cost - a great incentive to join our chapter! Also in March we had our annual public tree sale selling approximately 12,000 trees to the public. This is our only fund raiser for the chapter and this year we sold out in two and a half hours.
Summer brought the annual summer picnic, traditionally at the Chapter's tree farm of the year - for 2018 this was at Lee and Debbie Levanen's. Several other twilight tours were held on proper and effective use of chemicals, and thinning strategies.
We also presented three $1000 college scholarships and supported our local high school forestry programs to go to competitions.