2017 WFPA Annual Meeting Videos and Annual Report

Watch WFPA’s 2017 Annual Meeting on TVW: President’s welcome and remarks, Executive Director’s remarks, awards presentation. Remarks by Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz. “More Than A Forest — A Healthy, Working Forest” with Jenny Knoth (Green Crow), Jeremy Marshall (Hancock Natural Resource Group), Mike Warjone (Port Blakely), and Patti… Read more

Congress still at odds on federal timber reform

The U.S. House on Nov. 1 passed the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017. Nick Smith of Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities writes that the legislation “reduces the cost and time of preventative forest health projects on at-risk forests and watersheds.” It also allows the Forest Service to access emergency funds when its wildfire… Read more

DNR releases plan to improve health of Eastern Wash. forests

The Washington Department of Natural Resources, under the new leadership of Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz, just released a 20-year plan to restore the health of state forests in Eastern Washington. The plan has received generally good reviews from stakeholders. Jason Callahan, Director of Governmental Relations for the Washington Forest Protection… Read more

Gov. Inslee proclaims Washington Forests Products Industry Week

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed Oct. 16-22 as Washington Forest Products Industry Week, honoring the state’s third largest manufacturing sector, which supports 42,000 direct jobs and another 64,000 forestry-related jobs. The week honoring the Washington forestry industry coincides with National Forest Products Week, which is always the third week in… Read more

Gov. Inslee proclaims Washington Forest Products Industry Week

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed Oct. 16-22 as Washington Forest Products Industry Week, honoring the state’s third largest manufacturing sector, which supports 42,000 direct jobs and another 64,000 forestry-related jobs. The week honoring the Washington forestry industry coincides with National Forest Products Week, which is always the third week in… Read more

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