Washington hardwoods commission annual report june 14 2006
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Washington Hardwoods Commission Annual Report June 14, 2006. The Commission…. Established 1991 by the WA Legislature… ”to promote the general welfare of the state by assisting in the retention, expansion, and attraction of hardwood-related industries…”

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Washington hardwoods commission annual report june 14 2006

Washington Hardwoods CommissionAnnual ReportJune 14, 2006


The commission

The Commission….

  • Established 1991 by the WA Legislature…

    • ”to promote the general welfare of the state by assisting in the retention, expansion, and attraction of hardwood-related industries…”

  • Funded entirely by an assessment on hardwood processors.


2005 2006 commissioners

2005 – 2006 Commissioners

  • Steve Pottle - Chairman

  • John Hadaller – Vice Chairman

  • Del Fisher

  • Chuck Lockhart

  • Steve Pedersen

  • Merlin Smith

  • Paul Willis

  • Dave Sweitzer - Executive Director


Our vision

Our Vision…

  • To promote the general welfare of the state by honest research and dissemination of quality information that communicates the societal benefits of the hardwood resource


Standing committees

Standing Committees…

  • Growth and Yield

  • Education

  • Farm Forestry

  • Government Affairs

  • Industry Developments

  • Federal Lands


2005 2006 activities

2005-2006 Activities

  • Growth and Yield Model

  • Hardwood Silviculture Cooperative

  • Hardwood Statistics

  • DNR Harvests

  • State Natural Resource Committees

  • Hardwood Conversion Template

  • Website wahardwoodscomm.com


2006 2007 outlook

2006-2007 Outlook

  • Growth and Yield

  • Hardwood Statistics

  • Hardwood Silviculture Cooperative – Plot Re-measurement

  • Education/Website

  • State Resource Committees

  • DNR Harvest Levels

  • Hardwood Conversion Template

  • Legislative Activities

  • Budget Situation


2005 2006 financial position

2005-2006 FinancialPosition

  • Estimated year end balance $27,500

  • Reserves include $14,000 in CDs

  • Expenses in line with previous year.


In conclusion

In Conclusion…

  • The Commission made meaningful gains for the industry in the past year.

  • Positive relationships with government agencies, universities, rule makers, and industry associations have contributed greatly to these gains.

  • We have a challenging year ahead…


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