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WSSAF Foundation Board Scholarship Recipients for 2019-2020

The Washington State Society of American Foresters (WSSAF) Foundation is continuing to award scholarships to community college and university students excited about pursuing careers in forestry.  Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded scholarships totaling $25,000 to 21 bright and worthy students.

Scholarships for the upcoming academic year of 2019 – 2020 are being awarded to Colleen Purefoy ($2,000), and Gustavo Segura ($1,000).  

Franz Names Geissler as State Forester and Supervisor of Wildfire Operations

Experienced wildfire manager to oversee state’s largest on-call fire agency, community preparedness, and community forestry outreach

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Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz announced her appointment of George Geissler as Washington State Forester and Deputy Supervisor for Wildfire. Geissler, who joined the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on May 29, will be responsible for day-to-day management of the state’s largest on-call fire department.

   “George brings experienced leadership to our efforts to protect 13 million acres of private, state and tribal-owned forestland.” Franz said. “And as our new Washington State Forester, George will play a key role with all our communities across Washington.”

Geissler comes to DNR from Oklahoma where he served as the director of forestry services and state forester with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture where his duties included coordinating the department’s Forest Stewardship program, forest management planning, prescribed fire planning, financial analysis and technical assistance. He previously worked in private forest management and as a wildland firefighter and forester for the U.S. Forest Service in Idaho.

Legislative Day on the Hill!

Tell Your Tree Farm Story 
in Olympia on January 18th!
A coalition of forestry partners, including the WFFA, have coordinated efforts for three great events on January 18, 2017. View the event flier here. We will begin with a Legislative Day on the Hill, where WFFA members will make appointments to share their tree farm stories with their legislators, we will then have the opportunity to meet with Commissioner Franz and close the day with a Forest Products Legislative Reception.
 

Apply Now! Foundation Scholarship 2018-2019

2018-19 WASHINGTON STATE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS FOUNDATON SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The Washington State Society of American Foresters (WSSAF) is accepting scholarship applications from students pursuing an education in Forestry.  The scholarship is available to individuals who will be attending, full time during the 2018–2019 school year, a Forestry Program at one of the following schools: