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Forest Resources Association The Forest Resources Association's mission is to promote the interests of forest products industry m

The Forest Resources Association represents diverse segments of the wood fiber supply chain promoting forest products industry members’ ability to compete successfully in the global marketplace. The mission of the Forest Resources Association is to promote the interests of forest products industry members in the economical, efficient, and sustainable use of forest resources to meet the needs of the wood fiber supply chain through private enterprise.

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FRA’s  is having a special series that highlights the impacts of  on the forest products industry. Make sure to check it...
09/20/2022
Inflation Remains Near 40-Year High | Eye On Housing

FRA’s is having a special series that highlights the impacts of on the forest products industry. Make sure to check it out!

FRA's Woods To Mill posts every Thursday at forestresources.org.

Following with the theme, this article by the HAHB highlights how “Inflation Remains Near 40-Year High.”
https://eyeonhousing.org/2022/09/inflation-remains-near-40-year-high/

Consumer prices eased in August for the second-straight month as declines in energy prices offset increases in food and shelter indexes. Despite this slight improvement, inflation remains above an 8% year-over-year rate for the sixth straight month. The food index recorded its largest annual gain si...

FRA Debuts its 2022 Trucking Safety Video!The forest products value chain is critically dependent on trucks to move raw ...
09/16/2022

FRA Debuts its 2022 Trucking Safety Video!
The forest products value chain is critically dependent on trucks to move raw materials from the woods to the mill, and to the end consumer. FRA is committed to supporting the trucking industry through research, outreach, and policy advocacy.

Check out this video to learn more about how to keep a top priority.

https://forestresources.org/resources/2022-trucking-safety-video/

Thank you to the truck drivers who ensure that Americans receive all the products we need for everyday life. Join FRA in...
09/16/2022

Thank you to the truck drivers who ensure that Americans receive all the products we need for everyday life. Join FRA in celebrating these professionals for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week because they deserve our support!

Be on the lookout later today as FRA debuts its 2022 Trucking Safety Video!

Join us for FRA’s lineup of 2022 fall meetings! Enjoy connecting with FRA members, hearing from dynamic speakers, and di...
09/03/2022

Join us for FRA’s lineup of 2022 fall meetings! Enjoy connecting with FRA members, hearing from dynamic speakers, and discussing relevant topics in your region. All FRA members and guests are invited to participate. We hope to see you soon!

Click below to see the list of dates and visit the event sites.
https://forestresources.org/2022-fall-meetings/

Tune in over the next several weeks as FRA’s  embarks on a special series highlighting  and its effects on businesses in...
09/03/2022

Tune in over the next several weeks as FRA’s embarks on a special series highlighting and its effects on businesses in the Wood Supply Chain.

We start with our first edition of the series hearing from Cathy Quinn, Director of Communications and Marketing at ArborGen.

https://forestresources.org/2022/09/01/2022-inflation-series-arborgen/

Building Virginia’s first biochar production facility in Sussex County, creating jobs, and purchasing 34,560 tons of Vir...
08/10/2022
Restoration Bioproducts to build $5.8M biochar plant - Virginia Business

Building Virginia’s first biochar production facility in Sussex County, creating jobs, and purchasing 34,560 tons of Virginia-grown wood products. https://www.virginiabusiness.com/article/restoration-bioproducts-to-build-5-8m-biochar-plant/

Lynchburg-based Restoration Bioproducts LLC will invest $5.8 million and build Virginia's first biochar production facility in Sussex County, creating five jobs and purchasing 34,560 tons of Virginia-grown wood products, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Monday.

"Replacing coal in Georgia’s power plants with woody biomass could not only meet Georgia’s power needs but reduce carbon...
08/02/2022
UGA: Burning woody biomass in power plants could reduce carbon | Biomassmagazine.com

"Replacing coal in Georgia’s power plants with woody biomass could not only meet Georgia’s power needs but reduce carbon emissions."
https://biomassmagazine.com/articles/19184/uga-burning-woody-biomass-in-power-plants-could-reduce-carbon

A new study by researchers in the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources shows that replacing coal in Georgia’s power plants with woody biomass could not only meet Georgia’s power needs, but reduce carbon emissions.

 in : Since the start of this year, thousands of wildfires have burned over 3.3 million acres in the United States. Lear...
07/25/2022
DroneSeed uses swarms of drones to reseed forests after devastating wildfires

in : Since the start of this year, thousands of wildfires have burned over 3.3 million acres in the United States. Learn how DroneSeed, a Seattle-based startup, uses drones to spread seeds and seedlings to restore thousands of acres of wildfire-ravaged land.
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/28/droneseed-uses-swarms-of-drones-to-reseed-forests-after-wildfires.html

DroneSeed is a Seattle-based startup that claims it can begin to quickly restore thousands of acres of wildfire-ravaged land just 30 days after the fire is out.

Wood energy is a growing part of the overall forest economy, creating good jobs and new opportunities for our forest wor...
07/19/2022
Susan Collins: Wood pellets – An opportunity to lower heating costs, support Maine’s forest products industry

Wood energy is a growing part of the overall forest economy, creating good jobs and new opportunities for our forest workforce. As inflation takes a toll, Mainers are looking at how wood pellets can help provide relief to the budgets of households and businesses. - SEN. SUSAN M. COLLINS

Read More Here: https://www.pressherald.com/2022/07/15/susan-collins-wood-pellets-an-opportunity-to-lower-heating-costs-support-maines-forest-products-industry/

With inflation at a 40-year high, the soaring cost of virtually everything, from groceries to gasoline, is a growing crisis. The skyrocketing price of

Scrap News Surveys the Trucking Industry’s Effort to Build the Future Workforce.https://www.scrap.org/what-the-trucking-...
07/15/2022
What the Trucking Industry Is Doing to Build the Workforce of the Future - Scrap News

Scrap News Surveys the Trucking Industry’s Effort to Build the Future Workforce.
https://www.scrap.org/what-the-trucking-industry-is-doing-to-build-the-workforce-of-the-future/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rasa_io&utm_campaign=newsletter

This is the second in a series of articles looking at what the recycling industry and the industries it relies on are doing to rebound from labor shortages. Today, Scrap News surveys the trucking industry’s effort to build the future workforce. The U.S. trucking industry is short 80,000 drivers an...

Out Now! This week's  🌳FRA's Eric Kingsley shares a personal narrative encouraging our wood supply chain industry to sha...
07/07/2022

Out Now! This week's 🌳
FRA's Eric Kingsley shares a personal narrative encouraging our wood supply chain industry to share their story.



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“USDA’s new Forest Atlas combines state-of-the-art inventory and monitoring information with tree pollen counts, mill su...
07/06/2022
Forest Atlas

“USDA’s new Forest Atlas combines state-of-the-art inventory and monitoring information with tree pollen counts, mill surveys, ownership records, bird observations and more to tell stories about the value of our nation's forests and the challenges they face.”
http://ow.ly/ZbJZ50JQ2TG

The United States of America has impressive forests — more than 800 million acres of natural and planted forests and woodlands — providing clean water, clean air, wildlife and fish habitat, recreational opportunities, and resources for economic development. This Atlas combines state-of-the-art i...

Wishing You A Safe And Happy 4th of July!
07/04/2022

Wishing You A Safe And Happy 4th of July!

National   is here! 🌞Make sure to take heat . Drink plenty of water, recognize signs for heat exhaustion & heat stroke, ...
06/24/2022
Heat Exhaustion on a Hot Summer Afternoon

National

is here! 🌞
Make sure to take heat . Drink plenty of water, recognize signs for heat exhaustion & heat stroke, & make sure you wear appropriate, breathable clothing, so your body doesn’t overheat. 🌳🦺

Review FRA's to learn more.

https://forestresources.org/resources/17-s-07-heat-exhaustion-on-a-hot-summer-afternoon/

On a summer afternoon in the southern U.S., a forest technician had finished painting a streamside management zone line and walked back to his pickup truck. It was a hot, humid day with a heat index reaching 106 degrees by mid- to late afternoon.

June is National .  In this week’s , FRA's Vickie Swanton shares an article about Ticks and the Risk of Lyme Disease. A ...
06/23/2022

June is National . In this week’s , FRA's Vickie Swanton shares an article about Ticks and the Risk of Lyme Disease. A timely piece, since tick season peaks from June- Aug!



Read it here: http://ow.ly/3Nkj50JFHrU

ESA Flexibility Act- Legislation will grant landowners leeway and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) flexibility...
06/17/2022
Congressman Stauber, Ranking Member Westerman Lead Legislation Updating, Modernizing the Endangered Species Act

ESA Flexibility Act- Legislation will grant landowners leeway and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) flexibility when dealing with endangered species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), including the northern long-eared bat.

Read More Here: http://ow.ly/4kjI50JAsrq

Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) and House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced the ESA Flexibility Act. This legislation will grant landowners leeway and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) flexibility when dealing with endangered species...

June is National Safety Month. Hear from FRA's Jeff Jenkins in this week’s  as he shares his experiences from logger tra...
06/17/2022

June is National Safety Month. Hear from FRA's Jeff Jenkins in this week’s as he shares his experiences from logger training. FRA also shares informational handouts to help keep you safe on the job!



Read it here:
http://ow.ly/cez950JAelw

Ribelin Logging parks its loaders for good.https://www.flagstaffbusinessnews.com/last-of-the-large-loggers-leaves-flagst...
06/16/2022
Last of the Large Loggers Leaves Flagstaff - Flagstaff Business News

Ribelin Logging parks its loaders for good.

https://www.flagstaffbusinessnews.com/last-of-the-large-loggers-leaves-flagstaff/?fbclid=IwAR3rAHV-_ffZ3Z-jO39tX1Jr0gvA7BD1aXUdJEDw_W01XcQgLXFopL0V7Yo

When forest restoration giant Wally Covington drives by the Ribelin Logging Co. sort yard on East Huntington in Flagstaff and sees the equipment up for sale, it makes him sad. “They are very good operators in the forest and had a huge impact on the community.” With decades of experience, million...

Celebrating ! Injury in the logging profession can be undoubtedly severe, it’s important to take prevention seriously.  ...
06/15/2022

Celebrating !

Injury in the logging profession can be undoubtedly severe, it’s important to take prevention seriously. John A. Saccoman, MIS, Loss Control Consultant, Mackinaw Administrators, LLC shares his views on how Staying Safe Pays!

Read his past edition here: http://ow.ly/aUNz50Jy9ll

85 percent of tree-planting jobs are H-2B visa workers, and the federal cap set by Congress is limiting the forest indus...
06/13/2022
Reforestation hits a snag in shortage of foreign workers

85 percent of tree-planting jobs are H-2B visa workers, and the federal cap set by Congress is limiting the forest industry's ability to reach its tree planting goals on private and public forest lands.

Hear more from FRA’s Vice President for Government Affairs, Tim O'Hara here: http://ow.ly/hNC650Jw0rO

Critics say Washington's failure to revamp immigration laws is hampering one bipartisan response to climate change — planting more trees.

Continuing our Celebration of Safety Month, Check Out This Week's Edition of : The Logging Safety Quandary:  Why the Num...
06/09/2022

Continuing our Celebration of Safety Month, Check Out This Week's Edition of :

The Logging Safety Quandary: Why the Number 22.8 Matters

Author FRA’s Clay Altizer, Southwide Region Manager explores safety practices in the logging sector.

Read It Here: http://ow.ly/LiPC50JtL5M

As we kick off our celebration of National Safety Month, check out this week’s Woods To Mill. We share important tools a...
06/02/2022

As we kick off our celebration of National Safety Month, check out this week’s Woods To Mill. We share important tools and information that help keep you safe!
Read it here: http://ow.ly/9JBh50JoH2P

Thank you for a successful 2022 FRA Annual Meeting, Excellence in the Face of Challenges, in Hilton Head, South Carolina...
05/27/2022

Thank you for a successful 2022 FRA Annual Meeting, Excellence in the Face of Challenges, in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

From the phenomenal speakers, FRA award winners, meeting sponsors, and the chance to gather and network with our fellow FRA Members, we are truly thankful for such a rewarding experience.

Check out this week’s edition of our Woods To Mill for a Business Summary of the meeting.

Read it Here:
http://ow.ly/g5v650Jjx5P

Excited for this year's Thru The Trees Video Contest Winners! Make sure to watch their videos linked below!
05/12/2022

Excited for this year's Thru The Trees Video Contest Winners!
Make sure to watch their videos linked below!

This is so exciting! Here are the winners of ! We had so many fabulous entries and we commend all students who participated for their creativity. Here are the videos that rose to the top and earned 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes!

🏆 1st Place - Bug's Eye View
Brecon Bates, Aaron Johnson, Jonah Johnson, Max Johnson, Tess Johnson, Sam Johnson, Josie Koeplin
Victory Middle School, Meridian, Idaho
Awarded $1100 ($100 finalist, $1000 for first place)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGia5WF14Wo

🏆 2nd Place - The Importance of Forestry
Luca McMurrin and Emma Parker
Early College High School, Salem, Oregon
Awarded $600 ($100 finalist, $500 second place)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w-WRVxVIMI

🏆 3rd Place (Tie) - Learning About Forestry
Anne Nevis
Banks High School, Banks, Oregon
Awarded $350 ($100 finalist, $250 third place)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5F12c2ltDw

🏆 3rd Place (Tie) - Forestry Jobs
Patrick Wilcox
Sweet Home High School, Sweet Home, Oregon
Awarded $350 ($100 finalist, $250 third place)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeE_J35rVvc

Looking forward to gathering with our   community for this year’s FRA Annual Meeting, “Excellence in the Face of Challen...
05/06/2022

Looking forward to gathering with our community for this year’s FRA Annual Meeting, “Excellence in the Face of Challenges.”

📝It’s not too late to register!🌳

We have an exciting lineup of special guest speakers such as Chief Randy Moore from the US Forest Service, David Sewell, Chief Executive Officer, WestRock, and Pete Madden, President, US Endowment for Forestry & Communities, along with many more!

We hope to see you May 16-18 in Hilton Head, South Carolina!
http://ow.ly/4JCM50J1yEJ

  Watch This Video of A Near-Death Experience To See How Important Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Is!“Hardh...
05/04/2022
Backyard Logging with a Lewis Winch


Watch This Video of A Near-Death Experience To See How Important Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Is!

“Hardhats can be hot, annoying, and uncomfortable but a grieving family never rests! Hardhats save lives, wear them for your family.” An important message from, Jeff Jenkins, FRA Appalachian Region Consultant.

Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPQlD8z5bPM
Video Credit: Lewis Winch, YouTube: Zaccheus

Went out with a simple felling and dragging day ahead of me, came home with a story and new appreciation for PPE.For anyone concerned, i wore my chainsaw pam...

Join FRA in Supporting This Year’s THATS Auction! Online bidding has started. Don’t forget to register first! Auction pr...
05/03/2022

Join FRA in Supporting This Year’s THATS Auction!
Online bidding has started. Don’t forget to register first!
Auction proceeds go toward the THATS Foundation, a national organization that funds the development and implementation of projects that show a significant chance of reducing logging-related fatalities or injuries.

Register Here: http://ow.ly/j0qw50IY4Ru

 Our Celebration of Arbor Day May Be Coming To A Close, But Many States Observe  On Different Dates Throughout The Year ...
04/29/2022


Our Celebration of Arbor Day May Be Coming To A Close, But Many States Observe On Different Dates Throughout The Year Based On Best Tree Planting Times.
Find Out When Your State Celebrates!
https://www.arborday.org/celebrate/dates.cfm

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Candra came from the first in tree farming state of WA and ended up in the first in forestry state of NC. Documenting the Appalachian Society of American Foresters (APSAF) 100th celebration has been a great honor. We learned so much in the last century as a profession and have some great things to come in our future. APSAF Centennial Meeting Appalachian Society of American Foresters: APSAF

Pictured below are Actors Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir. Other past legends that shaped forestry in the USA are Gifford Pinchot and German Carl Schenck. We are looking forward to continuing to embrace innovation and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Thank you to the entire APSAF membership and friends for this wonderful celebration.

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Catch up on our event to learn how urban & peri-urban forests can best create positive social, economic and environmental impacts when national policy is linked with local action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJtTB_-sdIw



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FOREST EUROPE, European Forest Institute (EFI), IUCN, WaldWerte - Forest Ecosystem Services and Values, Forest Resources Association, UN Environment Programme, UN Climate Change, EU Environment, EU Climate Action, UNDP in Europe and Central Asia
The is circular. The forestry industry is well positioned to embrace a circular bioeconomy to promote more sustainable patterns of production and consumption. Learn more in the UNECE/ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Circularity Concepts in Forest-Based Industries report:https://unece.org/sites/default/files/2021-11/Circularity%20concepts%20in%20forest-based%20industries.1108.pdf



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Congratulations to Mike Smith, Mike Smith Enterprises, for being named 2021 Outstanding Logger of the Year. The award was presented at the TFA Annual Meeting on October 20, 2021. Sustainable Forestry Initiative Forest Resources Association American Loggers Council
Join us for a symposium on race and equality in the forest sector, where we’ll tackle actions a forest sector organization can take to improve diversity within their organization.
Learn more at: https://americangreenconsulting.com/symposium/
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Thank you to our sponsors: Forest Resources Association and Michigan State University and Society of American Foresters
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I met with Maine members of the Forest Resources Association to discuss ways to strengthen the industry and its workforce, including trucking and logging apprenticeship programs. The forest products industry is an integral part of our state’s heritage and economy, and I remain committed to supporting it. I secured $200 million for loggers and timber haulers in the COVID-19 relief package late last year, which has provided direct assistance to these critical businesses and their employees.
Green Diamond recently attended the Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show in Starkville, . The event is biennial and held at Mississippi State University's John W. Starr Memorial Forest. At the event, advancements in were highlighted, along with the oldest live in-woods demonstration of forestry equipment in the nation. We are already looking forward to 2023!



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Restoring forest is key
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🌲protect
🌲support people's livelihoods

Discover their vital role for communities in UNECE's & Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)'s video "Forests in a nutshell":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ukshFP0Ddg



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Experts from the boreal region recall that for years fire management policies in many regions have largely focused on combating fire rather than living with it.

👂 to the recording of the event “The science and policy of wildfires in the boreal biome”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nrYAxMXgbY&ab_channel=UNECE



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We would like to recognize the sponsors of our 2020-2021 . Thank you for making our first contest a success! If you or your business are interested in becoming a sponsor of our 2021-2022 video contest, please contact us at [email protected]

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness month please encourage your drivers to complete Team Safe Trucking's free online Distracted Driving training Course within the next 8 days..... each driver will receive a Team Safe Trucking T-shirt. Make the Pledge to Just Drive! Lets do it! Break last years record we need 197 more course completions! There are 8 more days in the month of April. In 2020, we had 692 course completions for the month and so far this month we have had 495 course completions.
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