Unlocking Opportunities in the Forest: Washington Forest Protection Association's Annual Meeting

Nov 11, 2009, 14:08 ET from Washington Forest Protection Association

OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington Forest Protection Association (WFPA) is holding its annual meeting on Thursday, November 12, at the Indian Summer Golf & Country Club in Olympia. The meeting will highlight the future of forestry as a green, renewable source of energy.

The meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. and will include notable presentations from Washington State legislative leadership and state government agency directors, as well as a special address from United States Senator Maria Cantwell.

"We are entering into a new era -- a future that is unknown to us now -- and as we create this future together, we must be open to new ways of doing business," WFPA Executive Director Mark Doumit said.

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 and harvest trees on 4.2 million acres. WFPA was originally established in 1980 as a fire protection association. Now, we are committed to advancing sustainable forestry in Washington State to provide forest products and environmental benefits for the public by establishing balanced forest policies that encourage investment in forestland, protection of fish, water and wildlife and promote responsible forest management as a preferred land use.

For a complete meeting agenda, please visit www.wfpa.org.

SOURCE Washington Forest Protection Association