2020 Chain Saw Raffle Update: March 18 2020
With the cancellation of the 2020 Forest Landowner Conference, the MFOA Board will come up with an alternate plan for the raffle. Stay tuned to the MFOA website for further developments.
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Welcome New Members! March 15 2020
MFOA was pleased to enroll several new members at the March 14 Forestry Mini-College, as well as welcome back several renewing members. Thanks for helping to keep MFOA strong!
Annual Raffle Winners
Three winners at the 2019 Landowner Conference
Stihl MS271 Chain Saw winner - Hillary Hutchison.
Stilh chaps winner - Chris Wolstad
Stihl Forestry Helmet System winner - Rebecca Hendrix
Winner Hillary Hutchison with MFOA President Mike Christianson
Takes three to read some handwriting
Chainsaw winner at the 2018 Landowner Conference
Allen Chrisman of Kalispell won the raffle for the Stihl MS271 chainsaw at the April 27, 2018, Montana Forest Landowners Conference in Helena.
Mike Christianson congratulates Allen Chrisman.
Chainsaw winner at the 2017 Landowner Conference - James Hewes of Potomac, Montana
Mike and Jody Christianson determining winner of the 2017 Landowner Conference chainsaw raffle.
And the winner is...James Hewes of Potomac, MT! James is pictured here on his property in front of one of his artistic creations, the Tamarack Talisman, 30’ w 25’ h 25’ deep. "I’m feeling pretty lucky to have this new saw thanks to you." - Jim
The Talisman was 30’ x 30’ x 30’ when I finished it in 2003. The present configuration is 30’ wide about 25’ tall similar to the picture. The panels are just painted aluminum and a wire mesh. I’ve changed it since that picture and used the parts for different installations around the property.
The new works include Buddhist mandalas and Chinese symbols all suspended in the same geometry. All rather large too. I’m developing a kind of sculpture garden / sanctuary here in Potomac.
Chainsaw winner at the 2016 Landowner Conference
Dave Atkins of Missoula won the raffle for the Stihl MS271 chainsaw. Stihl and Owenhouse Ace Hardware of Bozeman donated the saw to Montana Forest Owners Association for raffling at the April 15, 2016 Montana Forest Landowners Conference.