SHELTON, Wash., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington Forest Protection Association (WFPA) will host its 98th Annual Meeting on November 9, 2006 in Shelton, WA at the Little Creek Casino Event Center from 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m. This year's meeting, "Advancing Sustainable Forestry" will highlight the statewide habitat conservation plan, introduce the new Executive Director, and will look forward at 21st century forestry. The day consists of speakers, presentations and panels. Bill Wilkerson, the outgoing Executive Director of the Association, will be the keynote speaker at lunch and will talk about his time with WFPA and his career in the natural resource industry. "This year the federal government approved a 50-year conservation plan that protects fish habitat, water quality and an economically vital forest industry. No other industry sector or state in the country has achieved this level of recognition," Wilkerson said. "This year's annual meeting will focus on the future of forestry, and all of the values this industry provides to the people of Washington State." Panel topics include adapting to change in the 21st century, looking forward to the future focusing on how forest landowners and sustainable forestry plays an important role in Washington State, and a public policy and politics panel to gain insight on the November election with a preview of the 2007 legislative session. Washington Forest Protection Association is a trade association representing private forest landowners in Washington State. Our members are large and small companies, individuals and families who grow, harvest and re-grow trees on more than 4.2 million acres. For more information, log on to www.wfpa.org.
SOURCE Washington Forest Protection Association