WFPA News Archive


2009 WFPA Annual Meeting Messages From President Robert Meier and Executive Director Mark Doumit

2009 WFPA Annual Meeting Messages From President Robert Meier and Executive Director Mark Doumit


WFPA 2009 Annual Report

WFPA 2009 Annual Report


2009 WFPA Annual Meeting Registration Form

2009 WFPA Annual Meeting Registration Form


Skokomish Watershed Work Helps Fish

Green Diamond Resource Company put the finishing touches on a busy summer of work tht included removal of a Tacoma Power diversion dam and replacement of three outdated road culverts.


New Strategy to Save Forests: Logging

Conservationists, timber companies and environmentalists announce their support for recently introduced federal legislation to create Community Forestry bonds. Lands purchased with the new bonds would remain in private ownership and still be logged, and also carry a permanent conservation easement under which it could not be developed.


UW Professor Bruce Lippke Receives 2009 Environmental Innovator Award

Seattle's Washington Policy Center announced that its 2009 Environmental Innovator Award will be presented to Bruce Lippke, Professor of Forest Economics at the University of Washington. Lippke is being recognized for his consistently thoughtful, scientific and innovative work on forest sustainability.


Stan Mueller Receives 2009 Tree Farmer of the Year Award

Stan Mueller, co-owner of the Mueller-Sack Tree Farm, was named 2009 Tree Farmer of the Year. Mueller received his award from Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark during the Washington Farm Forestry Association's annual meeting on May 29-30, 2009.


WFPA Launches New Television Advertising

WFPA launched its new television and internet advertising campaign today, asking the question, "What Does the Forest Mean to You?" The campaign will air statewide on major networks and cable television, and can be seen on


Governor Gregoire Signs Bill to Expand Habitat Open Space Program

Governor Gregoire today signed Senate Bill 5401, creating a habitat open space program to facilitate strategic acquisitions of the Northern Spotted Owl and other endangered species habitat located on private lands.


Gov. Gregoire Signs Bill to Protect Forest Landowners From Nuisance Lawsuits

Governor Gregoire today signed Senate Bill 5562, amending the definition of "forest practice" in the nuisance law and shielding forest landowners from litigation in the future.


Biomass Initiative Becomes Law

Governor Gregoire signed legislation that helps the Department of Natural Resources create energy from wood waste in Washington State's forest. In addition to utilizing forest biomass to generate carbon-neutral renewable energy, the projects will create jobs and improve forest health.


WA Tree Farm Program Announces 2009 Tree Farmer of the Year Nominees

The Washington Tree Farm Program announced nominees for the 2009 Tree Farmer of the Year. For additional information, go to


Georg Ziegltrum Comments on the Elusive Mountain Beaver

In a recent story published by the Seattle Times' Pacific Northwest Magazine, WFPA's Georg Ziegltrum commented on the elusive and destructive Mountain Beaver, and its impact on commercial forest operations.


Dr. Margaret Tudor Honored by WA State Senate

Dr. Margaret Tudor is honored by the Washington State Senate for her efforts to emphasize the importance of the outdoors in the study of science and development of the K-12 Science Education Standards in Washington State.


Forest Practices Work Group Supports Habitat Purchases and Easements for Threatened and Endangered Species

A special work group of public, private, environmental, and forestry interests appointed by the Washington State Forest Practices Board jointly testified is supporting HB 1484 -- which would create a habitat open space program to purchase land or conservation easements for federally listed threatened and endangered species such as the northern spotted owl.


Participants from the Northwest Environmental Forum propose actions to maintain working forests.

In October 2008, stakeholders from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives convened at the NW Environmental Forum to examine the challenges forestry and forest management is facing. This Forum has provided an opportunity to examine data, review the outcome of recent research and collaborate on how to maintain Washington's forested landscape. Participants agreed on six actions that would assist in maintaining Washington forests.


WFPA 2008 Annual Report

WFPA 2008 Annual Report


Pacific Education Institute receives grant from NOAA

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded $900,000 in Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-Wet) grants to five Pacific Northwest recipients, including the Pacific Education Institute (PEI).