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2024 WSSAF Annual Meeting, April 3-5 2024, Grays Harbor College

April 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


2024 WSSAF Annual Meeting

Forest Practices Act 50th Anniversary: Past, Present, and Future

April 3-5, 2024, at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, WA



This year marks the anniversary of a significant piece of legislation that dictates current and future forest management practices for private forestland owners. Join us to learn how the legislation was developed, its current implementation, and what the future holds. A field trip will showcase examples of how private landowners are implementing the Forest Practices Act.


Can’t attend the meeting in-person? A virtual option is available.


April 3

An executive meeting will be held in the afternoon followed by an evening student mentoring event.


April 4

A day of speakers and panels that includes a keynote by Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, an overview of how the Forest Practices Act was developed, and panels on Habitat Conservation Plans and What Our Future Looks Like, and a presentation on presentation on geology and our unstable slopes laws.

April 5

Spend the day touring sites in Grays Harbor County to see how industrial and small forest landowners manage under the Forest Practices Act. Prior to the field trip, the Washington Tree Farm Program will host a breakfast for tree farm inspectors.


Other activities include a silent auction, awards banquet dinner, and opportunities to catch up with friends and colleagues.


We are seeking Foresters Fund Silent Auction items. If you are interested in donating an item, please contact Chuck Lorenz at c_4str@yahoo.com. Unable to attend but want to donate an item? Items can be mailed to Chuck.



Early bird registration is open through March 1.

Prices then increase by $50 for members and nonmembers. The field trip is limited to 40 attendees.

Online registration closes March 15.


SAF Members*: $200, add-ons banquet dinner $50, field trip $50

Non-SAF Members: $250, add-ons banquet dinner $50, field trip $50

Student Members: $75, add-ons banquet dinner $25, field trip $25

Virtual attendees: $50


*Golden members receive a $50 discount when registering.


To register, visit https://forestry.org/2024-wssaf-annual-meeting/.

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April 4
8:00 am - 5:00 pm