In this issue: Three Great Events: WFFA 2016 Annual Meeting, ATFS 75th Celebration in Montesano, Washington Hardwoods Symposium, and more...
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Mark Your Calendars for Three Great Events!

WFFA members and friends will have the opportunity to take advantage of a great “Treeful Trifecta” of events coming our way in June. First on the list is the upcoming WFFA Annual Meeting, to be held in Olympia on June 17 at the Red Lion Hotel. This year’s theme is:

WFFA: Celebrating Our Diversity as Our Strength
The all-day program will feature a lunch and evening banquet, announcement of the Tree Farmer of the Year, and an excellent line-up of speakers, starting with Dr. Klaus Puettmann, Silviculture Professor at Oregon State University. He will guide us through new ways to think about our forests as part of a larger complex system.  We’ll hear from a cross section of our membership about how they manage their forests
and contribute to that system. And we’ll round it out with Stephen Bernath, Deputy Supervisor for Forest Practices at the Department of Natural Resources, who will give us his perspective on adaptive management as a tool to enable diversity.

Sustainable Forestry Started Here -
Celebrating 75 Years of the ATFS

On June 18th, WFFA joins with the Washington Tree Farm Program, the City of Montesano, and the Society of American Foresters to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the American Tree Farm System of forest certification at the Home of the Tree Farm in Montesano, Washington. Join tree farmers, foresters and friends of forestry from around the state to celebrate that Sustainable Forestry Started Here. Festivities begin at the Montesano High School Gymnasium at 10 am; doors open at 9 am. Click here for more information.

This special day will include a morning program inside, and in the afternoon there will be guided tours at Lake Sylvia State Park. The public is welcome and encouraged to come.

Washington Hardwoods Commission’s
Annual Symposium

Third but not last is the Washington Hardwoods Commission’s Annual Symposium on June 16 in Longview, Washington – just a stone’s throw from Montesano. Plan to “Experience an Alder Day in the Woods” by visiting Weyerhaeuser Red Alder plantations that were established between 1987 and 2002 in the Cascade foothills and east slope of the coastal range. Learn more about site productivity, planting site selection, plantation establishment, stand density management, and commercial thinning. Visit their website to register online.

Grays Harbor College Gets Funds for Bachelor of Applied Science in Forest Management

The US Department of Agriculture has announced a grant of more than $600,000 to Grays Harbor College (GHC) and several partners for regional research, development and support of a new Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Forest Management.

GHC is part of the Washington Forest Training Initiative (WFTI), a project developed as a partnership between Green River College, the Agricultural Center of Excellence at Walla Walla Community College and GHC.

WFTI will explore what regional employers need and then develop a curriculum that more closely meets those needs, while also researching forest-related careers in this region.

The project will survey forestry-related academic programs in the state and document the options and pathways. The project will provide direct student services to assist under-represented populations for entry into forestry related programs.

For more information about this program, email or call 360.538.4038.

A BIG Thanks to Our 2016 Patrons!

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Port Blakely Tree Farms
Washington Forest Protection 


Alta Forest Products
Green Crow
O’Neill Pine Company
Weyerhaeuser Company


American Forest Management
Great Western Lumber
Green Diamond Resources
Hampton Affiliates
Jones Stevedoring Company
Northwest Hardwoods
Weyerhaeuser Real Estate
   Development Co, Inc.


Atkins Tree Farm LLC
Bloedel Timberlands
   Development, Inc.
Boise Cascade Company
Cascade Hardwood LLC
GreenWood Resources
Idaho Forest Group
Manke Lumber Company
M&R Services Company
Pacific Denkmann Company
Pope Resources
RSG Forest Products
Stevenson Land Company


A.L.R.T. Corporation
Columbia Vista Corporation
Giustina Resources
IFA Nurseries, Inc.
Millwood Timber, Inc.
NorthWind Forest
    Consultants LLC
Silvaseed Company
Washington Hardwoods


Drummond Timber LLC  
Pursley Logging Company,
Schermer Construction, Inc.
Tudor LLC
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