WFPA News & Events Archive


Renewable Energy is the Future: remarks by Commissioner Goldmark and AWB's Don Brunell

Commissioner Goldmark encourages forest industry to develop new technologies for biomass.


Tackle Climate Change: Use Wood video

Managed forests and wood products are part of the solution in the battle against global warming.


2010 WFPA Annual Meeting Agenda

2010 WFPA Annual Meeting Agenda


WFPA's 102nd Annual Meeting Press Release

WFPA's 102nd Annual Meeting Press Release


WFPA 2010 Annual Report

WFPA 2010 Annual Report


Governor Gregoire Proclaims October 17-23, 2010 as Forest Products Week

Governor Gregoire proclaims October 17-23, 2010 as Forest Products Week in Washington State, celebrating the economic and environmental benefits our forestlands provide.


The Evergreen State College Considers Wood Power

The Evergreen State College wants to eliminiate the use of fossil fuels to heat the campus, possibly substituting a biomass gasification plant to create steam.


Public Support for Biomass Plants in Washington State is High

A recent posting on "One Voice For Working Forests" indicates public support for biomass plants in Washington State is high.


Forest Owners Ask U.S. Senate for Clear Signals Supporting Biomass Energy

The National Alliance of Forest Owners urged the U.S. Senate to help send clear and positive policy signals to the biomass energy community.


Family Forest Owners Field Day: July 31, 2010

Western Washington Family Forest Owners Field Day is scheduled on July 31, 2010. Additional details are available on the attached flyer.


Study Affirms Carbon Benefits of Renewable Forest Biomass

NAFO President and CEO Dave Tenny offered comments on a study released by the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences and the concurrent statement released by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources.


Editorial: Bum Raps for Shelton's Wood Biomass Project

Bum raps for Shelton's wood biomass project


McKenna, Goldmark Battle Over Trust Lands Court Case

Washington's Commissioner of Public Lands and Attorney General are battling over who gets to decide how to fight legal battles over state trust lands.


WFPA Launches New Green Website

Sustainable, renewable products are produced from Washington’s working forests. Large and small landowners and forestry contractors join hands to send a message that working forests provide today’s solutions for renewable energy, renewable building products and provide an environment that humans and wildlife thrive in.


Pete Heide, 2010 Washington State Society of American Foresters "Forester of the Year"

Pete Heide received the 2010 "Forester of the Year" award from the Washington State Society of American Foresters. This is the highest award given by the State Society.


2010 Tree Farmer of the Year

The Valhalla Tree Farm was named Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year at the April 26, 2010 Washington Farm Forestry Association meeting.


Earth Day Event for K-12 Students and Puget Sound

The Pacific Education Institute and the Puget Sound Partnership are hosting an Earth Day event at the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Park.


Steep Slope Protection Feature on

The website has been updated with a new section dedicated to Steep Slope Protection.


LEED Standards Should Embrace Products From State's Well-Managed Forests

In a recent Seattle Times op-ed, Society of American Foresters Executive Vice President and CEO Michael Goergen, Jr. shared his views regarding the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system and the need to open the system to other standards.


Governor Gregoire Signs Bill Strengthening State's Timber Industry

On March 24, 2010 Governor Gregoire signed House Bill 2541, which will provide conservation incentives defending timber jobs, public resources, and private working forestland. The House of Representatives and Senate unanimously passed the measure.


WFPA Supports Inclusion of Incentives for Forests in Climate and Energy Legislation

WFPA joined other forest products industry associations, agriculture, business and conservation groups in support of public and private incentives for forests and farms in comprehensive climate and energy legislation.


New Online Community Created for Supporters of Working Forests

A new online community, One Voice for Working Forests, will serve as a gathering place for supporters of working forests to exchange ideas and discuss thoughts on forestry issues.


Gene Duvernoy Receives 2009 Stu Bledsoe Award

Gene Duvernoy receives 2009 Stu Bledsoe Award