2019 legislative session results overall good for forestland owners


The 2019 legislative session wrapped up with a flurry of activity during the final days of the session. Around-the-clock legislating happened as lawmakers worked to conclude on time. A whopping 2,208 bills were introduced over the course of the 105-day session. Things moved fast; capacity was stretched thin. But from that hard work, groundbreaking new policies in environmental law, tax … Read More

Washington Farm Forestry annual meeting celebrates 20th anniversary of Forests & Fish Law


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 29, 2019 Contact: Cindy Mitchell, 360-791-9372 or Elaine Oneil, 360-388-8033 US Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen and other leaders in natural resources and forestry will speak at the annual Washington Farm Forestry Association meeting May 3-4 in Silverdale. Organizers of the yearly event, which represents 1,300 independent small woodland owners, say the annual meeting offers … Read More

Washington forestry association celebrates its 110th anniversary


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 7, 2018 Contact: Cindy Mitchell, 360-791-9372 The Washington Forest Protection Association, the trade association for the state’s private forest landowners, is celebrating its 110th anniversary at its annual meeting on Thursday in Olympia. WFPA was founded in 1908 when leaders in the timber business mailed letters to timberland owners inviting them to form a voluntary … Read More

State lawmakers boost mass timber and rural communities


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 16, 2018 Contact: Cindy Mitchell, 360-791-9372 OLYMPIA – Rural communities and forest landowners received a big boost from the Washington Legislature this session with the passage of legislation that will lead to an increase in the use of mass timber products in commercial and residential construction. Mass timber products like cross-laminated timber (CLT) have been … Read More

Wash. forest owners show excellent compliance with state law


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Aug. 11, 2017 Contact: Cindy Mitchell, 360-791-9372 OLYMPIA – A newly released report from the state Department of Natural Resources shows that Washington’s forest landowners are approaching 100 percent compliance with the state’s forest practices rules. The 2014-5 Compliance Monitoring Program report shows that in the most recent time period studied by DNR (2014-15), the state’s forest … Read More