Bob & Jane Brink, partners in the Pomeroy Tree Farm near Yacolt in Clark County, live on and manage the property where Jane's great grandfather, E.C. Pomeroy, settled in 1910. They were nominees for the 2020 Washington State Tree Farmer of the Year. This short video telling about their tree farm was prepared as part of the nomination.
Among their management objectives are providing an annual revenue stream to support the farm and its employees by actively managing the forestland for timber production; and protect streams for water quality and enhance fish habitat.
Bob has been active in the Clark County Farm Forestry Association, serving in many board positions and as chapter president for the last 10 years. He was state president of the Washington Farm Forestry Association 2008-2010. He also served on the Department of Natural Resources Small Forest Landowners Advisory Committee, and was a member of class XIX (1996-1998) of Ag Forestry Leadership Program.
In addition to managing the forested portions of the 677 acre Pomeroy Farm, Bob, Jane and their extended have turned the farm into a place where the clock stops in 1920. Life is depicted as it was in the pre-electrical 1920’s. The house, barn, blacksmith shop, various outbuildings, gardens and grounds, all continue to portray life from an earlier time. The family shares their farm with the public by providing school fieldtrips, hosting antique logging shows and farm forestry tours, and holding activities year around activities for the public including a country life fair, pumpkin lane in October, Christmastime activities, private gatherings and weddings. To learn more about the Pomeroy Farm, visit https://pomeroyfarm.org/