Clark Chapter

UPCOMING EVENTS

June 11, 2024  Free Workshop Managing Young Stands for Climate Resiliency by Northwest Natural Resource Group. The workshop is on NNRG director of forestry, Kirk Hanson's, family farm in Bucoda, WA, from 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Learn more about NNRG and the event at the above link or you may register here.

June 16, 2024  CCFFA Scholarship application due. CCFFA supports our youth's pursuit in furthering their education by offering Scholarships to relatives of CCFFA members. If you, or you have a child that is attending a university, college, vocational or trade school, and are interested in financial assitance, please open, read, make a copy of and complete the CCFFA Scholarship Application. Please email Tevis if you need a PDF version. 

Scholarships are awarded at the CCFFA Annual Picnic. The date, time, and location will be announced in the near future. 

July 27, 2024  CCFFA  Annual picnic see updated information on parking and more in EVENTS

Past Events

May 23, 2024  Twilight Tour at Arrows Timber Framing, Kalama, WA.  The Arrow Timber Framing team provided an informative and fun tour of their facities and operations. Bert Sarkkinen explained the history and fundamentals of timber framing. He engaged the audience with questions to emphasize the importance of 'rails, nails & lumber' to the growth of building in the west and using volunteers to demonstrate the nuances of tension loading. The team not only provided refreshments, they held drawings for merchandise and got everyone involved in the mystery projects they prepared. 

March 16, 2024  The Public Tree Sale on March 16, 2024, in the Battle Ground, WA, was a success. This is our annual fundraising event. People started lining up by 6:30 am, an hour and a half before the sale started!  A big thank you to Gene Jones, chairman of the public tree sale, and all who helped from picking up the trees, setting up, helping customers and cleaning up. The volunteers enjoyed lunch at Rocky's pizza following the sale. 

March 8, 2024  CCFFA 2024 annual meeting and winter potluck was held Friday, March 8, 2024, at the Battle Ground Community Center at 5:30 pm. It was a great time to catch up with friends, welcome new members and celebrate Gene and Jane Jones' farm as the 2024 Tree Farm of the Year! As promised the food and desserts were  excellent, and plenty of door prizes were handed out!  Jared Larwick shared his experience as a participant in the AgForestry Leadership course and a slideshow of his time with his class visiting Vietnam. 

November -  December 31, 2023 CCFFA membership seedling sale was a success. Thank you to Ken Edwards, chairman of the seedling sale, for processing seedling orders, and managing the seedling pick ups at the Lewis River Reforestation. Members purchased over 40,000 Douglas-Fir and 8,000 Western Red Cedar seedlings. Thank you to members who helped wtih the seedling pick up days. 

Contact Us

clark@wafarmforestry.com

Officers

President:   Dan Brink

Vice President:   Linda Edwards

Secretary:    Georgia Goff

Treasurer:    Debbie Levanen

Past President:    Bob Brink

Board Member:    Dave Mann

Board Member:    Gene Jones

Board Member:    Morgan Gillette

Board Member:    Jared Larwick

Board Member:    Clarence 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

Archived Content

TREE SEEDLING SALE - March 18, 8 am to 11 am

Don't miss our annual seedling sale in the Albertsons Parking Lot in Battle Ground.  Over 20 species of bare-root trees and shrubs up to 2 feet tall. Prices begin at $2.00. Come early for best selection.

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.