Commissioner Goldmark encourages forest industry to develop new technologies for biomass.
Managed forests and wood products are part of the solution in the battle against global warming.
2010 WFPA Annual Meeting Agenda
WFPA's 102nd Annual Meeting Press Release
WFPA 2010 Annual Report
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 wants to eliminiate the use of fossil fuels to heat the campus, possibly substituting a biomass gasification plant to create steam.
The National Alliance of Forest Owners urged the U.S. Senate to help send clear and positive policy signals to the biomass energy community.
A recent posting on "One Voice For Working Forests" indicates public support for biomass plants in Washington State is high.
Western Washington Family Forest Owners Field Day is scheduled on July 31, 2010. Additional details are available on the attached flyer.
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.
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.
Bum raps for Shelton's wood biomass project
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 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.
The Valhalla Tree Farm was named Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year at the April 26, 2010 Washington Farm Forestry Association meeting.
The Pacific Education Institute and the Puget Sound Partnership are hosting an Earth Day event at the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Park.
The wfpa.org website has been updated with a new section dedicated to Steep Slope Protection.
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.
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 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.
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