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2017 Annual Meeting 
Tree Farmers Do It All - Wood, Water, Recreation and Wildlife

The Upper Puget Sound Chapter of WFFA will be hosting our 2017 Annual Meeting on May 4-6. The Hilton Garden Inn in Bothell will be the location of our meeting and the Crystal Lake Tree Farm in Woodinville will be the site of our Saturday field tour. Read all the details in our upcoming March 2017 Landowner News and look for your registration brochure to be emailed or mailed to you soon! Please note that if your membership account has an email linked to it, you will ONLY be receiving your Annual Meeting Registration Brochure via email. We save on cost by only mailing paper copies to our members who do not have an email account. We look forward to seeing you in May!


Scholarships Due

The 2017 Steven D. Stinson Leadership in Natural Resources Scholarship Announcement provides all the details of this opportunity for college students majoring in Natural Resources and Ag-Forestry Leadership Program applicants. The submittal due date is February 20, 2017.


Trail Building 101

Ed Styskel, member of our Northeast Washington Chapter, has prepared a wonderful guide on a variety of aspects to consider when planning, designing and building trails on your Tree Farm. Ed shares Part 1: Trail Planning and Design of his series.


 Legislative Update

Heather Hansen, our WFFA Government Relations Consultant, has prepared the attached WFFA Legislative Update. Upcoming hearings and bills that are of important to our members are detailed. If you have questions, please contact Heather at hhansen@wafarmforestry.com.


 Springtime Seedling Sales

It’s time for Spring seedling planting. Join your WFFA members at one of our Chapters’ seedling sales in March. Review our calendar for the dates and locations closest to you and be sure to read Eric Koenig’s article “Spring Means Planting Season” in our upcoming March edition of the Landowner News.


Timber Clips

Please enjoy these Timber Clips informative links prepared by Cindy Mitchell and our friends at WFPA.


 

It's Time for Membership Renewal!

You should have received a printed invoice for your WFFA membership dues in the mail in early December. If you have misplaced your renewal invoice, print a new form and mail it in today! Or you can opt to save the cost of printing and mailing and renew online.


Thanks to our 2017 Patrons!
 
Platinum Plus
Port Blakely Tree Farms
Washington Forest Protection Association
 
Platinum
Alta Forest Products
Hemphill-O'Neill Company*
O'Neill Pine Company
Sierra Pacific Industries
 
Gold
American Forest Management
Cascade Hardwood LLC
Grandy Lake Forest Associates LLC
Green Diamond Resource Company
Jones Stevedoring Company
Northwest Hardwoods
RSG Forest Products, Inc. - EAO
WestRock
 
Silver
Bloedel Timberlands Development, Inc.
Boise Cascade Company
Pope Resources - EAO
Stevenson Land Company
Timber Services, Inc.
Western Timber, Inc.* - EAO

Bronze
A.L.R.T. Corporation
Cowlitz River Rigging, Inc.
IFA Nurseries, Inc.
Millwood Timber, Inc.
NorthWind Forest Consultants LLC
R. L. Smith Logging, Inc.*
Silvaseed Company
 
Copper
Drummond Timber LLC
Pursley Logging Company, Inc. - EAO
Schermer Construction, Inc.
 
Special thanks to our:
*New 2017 Patrons
EAO - Education, Advocacy and Outreach Patrons
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