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20 Oct, 2015, 15:15 ET Inslee Lauds Forest Products' Role in Economy, Sustainability

Gov. Jay Inslee's proclamation of this week (Oct. 18-24) as Washington Forest Products Industry Week is proof of the importance of wood products to...


10 Oct, 2014, 10:46 ET Architect Michael Green Talks about Why We Should Build With Wood

Emerging wood technologies will revolutionize the way our cities are built, says acclaimed Vancouver, B.C., architect Michael Green in a new video...


24 Jan, 2014, 21:34 ET Pacific Education Institute Delivers Research-Based Science Education to Students Outside the Formal Classroom

Today a joint work session was held with three legislative committees to investigate how to deliver environmental science education to all children...


21 Nov, 2012, 18:42 ET Forestry group pleased that federal government excluded private land from northern spotted owl critical habitat designation.

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) released its final critical habitat designation for the Northern Spotted Owl, and removed any...


14 Nov, 2012, 17:28 ET Representative Jim Buck, honored with prestigious Stu Bledsoe Award at Annual Forestry Meeting

Jim Buck received the highest award from the forestry association at the Washington Forest Protection Association's (WFPA) 104th annual meeting...


05 Jun, 2012, 12:29 ET Regulation of logging roads needs a permanent solution, Wash. timber leaders say

The recent news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will regulate logging roads with state-managed best management practices (BMPs)...


04 Jun, 2012, 16:11 ET Regulation of Logging Roads Needs a Permanent Solution, Washington Timber Leaders Say

The recent news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will regulate logging roads with state-managed best management practices (BMPs)...


23 Mar, 2012, 18:19 ET Foresters, Tree Farmers, and Conservationists Applaud Rep. Wilcox for Protecting Rural Jobs & Renewable Energy

Today Gov. Gregoire signed legislation, HB 2238, to help do a better job of spending money on environmental mitigation. This legislation,...


08 Mar, 2012, 12:59 ET Forest Products Industry Workers Applaud Senator Hatfield for Protecting Rural Jobs & Renewable Energy

Governor Gregoire signed SB 5575, sponsored by Senator Hatfield, which helps preserve the good wage-paying jobs offered by the forest products...


29 Feb, 2012, 19:13 ET Additional Federal Spotted Owl Critical Habitat Designation on Private Working Forests Works Against Owls and People

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) released its proposed critical habitat designation for the Northern Spotted Owl, doubling the...


21 Apr, 2011, 16:40 ET Forestry Groups Express Continued Concern Over Spotted Owl Plan

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced the opening of a 30-day public comment period limited to a technical appendix to the...


11 Apr, 2011, 15:39 ET Instead of Supporting Needed Reforms State Dept. of Natural Resources Advocates for Increased Fees

Mark Doumit, Executive Director of the Washington Forest Protection Association, made the following statement today in response to Commissioner of...


18 Feb, 2011, 17:58 ET New Spotted Owl Plan Would Hurt Rural Economy and Ignore Real Solutions, Forestry Groups Say

The new spotted owl recovery plan written by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is being rushed to completion without taking into account the best...


16 Nov, 2010, 15:05 ET Forestry - Everybody's Green Investment

Washington Forest Protection Association's Annual Meeting The Washington Forest Protection Association (WFPA) is holding its 102nd annual meeting...


21 Apr, 2010, 16:28 ET Earth Day for K-12 Students and Puget Sound

The Pacific Education Institute and the Puget Sound Partnership will have over twenty school districts (25%) from around Puget Sound joining them...


15 Jun, 2009, 18:41 ET 'What Does the Forest Mean to You?' -- Forestry Association Launches New Television Advertising Demonstrating Washington's Commitment to Salmon Recovery

Washington Forest Protection Association (WFPA), a group of private forest landowners, launched its new television and internet campaign today,...


24 Apr, 2009, 17:49 ET Legislature Unanimously Strengthens Right to Forestry Law

Gov. Gregoire signs bill to protect forest landowners from nuisance lawsuits Gov. Chris Gregoire today signed Senate Bill 5562, amending the...


06 Jan, 2009, 13:00 ET NOAA Recognizes Pacific Education Institute and Other Recipients of Environmental Education Grants

The following is being released by the Washington Forest Protection Association: The Pacific Education Institute and the NOAA Office of...


10 Jun, 2008, 01:00 ET Committed to the Next 100 Years, Washington's Private Forest Landowners Celebrate 100th Anniversary

OLYMPIA, Wash., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington Forest Protection Association is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2008....


12 May, 2008, 01:00 ET Mason County Tree Farmer Named 2008 Washington State Tree Farmer of the Year

LILLIWAUP, Wash., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hama Hama Tree Farm, managed by David Robbins and his family, has been named the 2008 Washington...


09 Nov, 2007, 00:00 ET Looking to the Next Century, WFPA's Annual Meeting Kicks-Off 100th Anniversary

OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington Forest Protection Association (WFPA) will kick-off their 100th Anniversary...


13 Feb, 2007, 00:00 ET First Results Out From State Environmental Agency About How Well Fish and Clean Water Standards Are Being Met in the Forest

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington's Forest Practices Board (Board) will examine results of a draft compliance report for the...


07 Nov, 2006, 00:00 ET WFPA Hosts Its 98th Annual Meeting - Advancing Sustainable Forestry

SHELTON, Wash., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington Forest Protection Association (WFPA) will host its 98th Annual Meeting on November 9, 2006...


06 Oct, 2006, 01:00 ET Forestry Association Names Sen. Mark Doumit as New Executive Director

OLYMPIA, Wash., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington Forest Protection Association (WFPA) has hired Sen. Mark Doumit, D-Cathlamet, to the...


08 Jun, 2006, 01:00 ET WFPA Seeking New Executive Director

OLYMPIA, Wash., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington Forest Protection Association is seeking an executive director. Founded in 1908 and based...