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Timber Harvesting Safety
The Wood Supply Research Institute (WSRI) recently commissioned the first comprehensive assessment of the value of Master Logger Certification (MLC) programs in the wood supply system. The characteristics that define an MLC program include:
The Wood Supply Research Institute (WSRI) just held its 20th annual meeting in New Orleans, LA.   A lot can change in anyone’s world in 20 years.  No organization is immune from the need to wrestle with and adapt to changing perspectives, realities, and expectations.
On March 21, the Forest Resources Association honored Bruce Hooker with its Southcentral Region Second Place Technical Writing Award for 2018. This annual Award recognizes the best Technical Releases published and posted on FRA’s website.
On March 21, the Forest Resources Association’s Southeastern Region presented John “J.J.” Lemire with a special “Safety Recognition Award.” Lemire, the Director of Loss Control for Forestry Mutual Insurance Company in Raleigh, North Carolina.
On April 17, the Forest Resources Association’s Southcentral Region honored Auburn University’s Dr. Tom Gallagher and Marissa Jo Daniel with its First Place Technical Writing Award for 2018.
The Forest Resources Association and STIHL Incorporated honored Rodney Johnson, owner of Johnson Timber Co., LLC in Pheba, Mississippi, as FRA’s Southcentral Region 2018 Outstanding Logger at its Southcentral Region (SCR) Awards Dinner in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 17.
The Forest Resources Association and STIHL Incorporated honored Frank Myers and Stephen Wright, co-owners of M.M. Wright, Inc. in Gasburg, Virginia, as FRA’s National 2018 Outstanding Logger at its Annual Awards Dinner in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 17.
On April 17, the Forest Resources Association (FRA) honored Bernard Rose with its National Technical Writing Award for 2018. This annual Award recognizes the best Technical Release published by FRA, as selected by FRA’s National Operations Committee.
There is a high degree of uncertainty surrounding the potential federal listing of cave-dwelling bats; therefore, the Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin DNRs decided a proactive and strategic approach was appropriate to minimize potential impacts to sustainable forest management.
No one wants to experience a catastrophic natural disaster; hurricanes, ice storms, tornadoes all can cause major damage and the cleanup is challenging.  Chainsaws have been an important tool to aid in the clean-up in the aftermath of such devastation.
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