Clark Chapter

From the president:
2020 was a lousy year in many respects, for our personal lives and our relationships, due to covid 19 restrictions.  However, as a glass half full type of guy, the cool wet spring was great for young trees and I have many leaders on 8-10 year old Doug firs over 3 feet. Douglas fir log prices are almost back to their record highs of a couple of years ago and the awful PNW fires, to my knowledge, didn't damage any of our member's tree farms. Rick Dunning headed up a cone collection crew that got CCFFA enough Doug fir seed for the next couple of years. So good things are happening!
The pandemic will continue to affect our lives for the foreseeable future.  We have cancelled the annual winter potluck, at least in part, because we don't have a venue. The  state WFFA Board has decided to cancel all in-person annual meetings until the covid crisis is over, so that won't be happening in April.
We will be offering Doug fir and western red cedar seedlings to all members as per usual. We are planning to have the annual public tree sale.  There is much creative thinking going on among the board on how to do that safely and properly.  Stay tuned, we will still need much help to pull it off!  Let Gene Jones gjones98675(at)gmail.com know if you are willing to volunteer with a mask for the sale on March 20, 2021.

Due to Covid restrictions, we were unable to hold our annual summer picnic at Ken Edward’s tree farm in 2020.  The board has decided to not pick a winner for 2021, and have the picnic at Ken’s tree farm on July 31, 2021

The members tree sale pickup will be March 20, 2021, 8-11 am at Battle Ground Albertson's parking lot. See flier for pick up coordination details.

Contact Us

clark@wafarmforestry.com

Officers

President:    Bob Brink

Vice President:    Dan Brink

Secretary:    Georgia Goff

Treasurer:    Betty Davenport

Past President:    Ken Edwards

Board Member:    Dave Mann

Board Member:    Gene Jones

Board Member:    Morgan Gillette

Board Member:    Hunter Decker

Board Member:    Renee Goff

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. Meetings paused temporarly.

Membership

Archived Content

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.