Washington Friends of Farms & Forests

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Helping cross-laminated timber go mainstream

Posted on February 21, 2018 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

CLT has been cited by conservationists and forestry experts alike as a way to improve the health of state forestland while decreasing the costs for those projects. Read more.

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Colveille Now One of the Most Productive National Forests

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

After decades of declining timber harvests and forest restoration projects, the Colville National Forest has turned a corner and is dramatically increasing both. Read more.

Multiple factors cause log price surge

Posted on January 30, 2018 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Log prices along the West Coast have surged due to natural disasters, housing construction, Asian competition and labor constraints. Read more.

Employers support high-demand jobs bill

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

A new bill aims to help strengthen our rural community by providing an educated workforce in forestry and other areas that need highly-skilled workers. Read more.

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Wilbur-Ellis honored For Facility Safety

Posted on January 9, 2018 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Wilbur-Ellis Company was recently honored with the ResponsibleAg certification at its Central Ferry branch. Read more

7 Tips for Getting the Best Christmas Tree

Posted on December 12, 2017 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Whether it’s a long-held tradition or your first tree hunt, the trip to find the perfect tree can be an exciting experience. WSDA recently visited Sprouffske Tree Farm in Rainier to talk with owner Shelley Sprouffske about growing Christmas trees. Read more.

Spring treatment proposed to protect Washington trees from gypsy moth

Posted on December 7, 2017 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is proposing to treat two areas in Western Washington in the spring of 2018 to eradicate introductions of gypsy moth, a non-native, invasive pest that decimates trees. Read more.

A glimpse into Sierra Pacific Industries

Posted on November 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

What is it like to work for one of the largest timber producers in the PNW? Watch now.

Fighting fires with healthier forests: State unveils long-term plan for forest restoration

Posted on October 26, 2017 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Public Land's Commissioner Hillary Franz unveils Washington’s 20-year-plan to restore forest health and take a more proactive approach to reducing catastrophic wildfires. Read more.

Into the Woods: This Outsider Company Sees a Revival in Washington's Lumber Industry

Posted on October 20, 2017 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Sierra Pacific Industries finds promise and profit in the old-fashioned industry. Read more.