Pictured on my left is Rick Dunning, local Farm Forester and past Executive Director of the Washington Farm Forestry Association. My campaign was honored to receive Mr. Dunning’s endorsement at last night’s (2-23-2018) dinner. On my right is another local Forester and an icon in the local Farm Forestry Association, Fred Pickering. A strong set of family values, work ethics and a love of the land radiate from both of these gentlemen.
According to thier website Washington Farm Forestry Association(WFFA) is an organization of small forest landowners.
Their goals are:
- to provide educational programs for their members to help them manage their forest land better;
- to be a voice representing small forest landowners in Olympia;
- to promote fair taxation and regulation on the federal, state, and local government levels so that forest management can continue for generations to come;
- to increase public awareness of family-owned forests.