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Vickie Swanton | Western Region Manager

Vickie Swanton | Western Region Manager

Vickie serves as the region manager for the Pacific Northwest
The Western Region of FRA has a solid tradition of offering two regional meetings each year. The spring event took place recently in beautiful Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia.
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Families in the Forest

I attended the Olympic Logging Conference this year in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. The theme, “Families in the Forest,” really caused me to reflect on how families have interacted with the forest.
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Member Spotlight – Interstate Wood Products

Interstate Wood Products was founded in 1966 by Don Lemmons with three trucks. The company has grown leaps and bounds in 52 years, and much of that is due to the strong family values that the company was founded on, and that remains strong today.
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Submitting an FRA Safety Alert

Last month I wrote about FRA Technical Releases, and how to submit ideas for publication. The FRA Safety Alert is another very popular publication that we offer, and something that can greatly benefit those working in forestry industry jobs.
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How Do You Submit an Idea for a Technical Release?

A staple benefit of FRA membership has been the ability to search for technical releases that pertain to a certain topic or area of expertise.
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FRA/MWPA Fall Joint Meeting

Last month, FRA’s Western Region and the Montana Wood Products Association (MWPA) collaborated in Whitefish, Montana to host a joint fall meeting.
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The Western Region Spring Meeting is Fast Approaching

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Western Region Forest Resources Association Spring Meeting scheduled to be held Tuesday, May 16th through Thursday, May 18th at the hospitable and comfortable Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA.
Albuquerque, NM - The Forest Resources Association’s Western Region has recognized Terry Conley of TC Company, as the Region’s 2016 Outstanding Logger. The award was recognized at the New Mexico Forest Industry Association’s Board Meeting held on February 21, 2017.
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FRA Western Region / Region Sub Committees

Many national folks were able to get a glimpse into the Western Region meeting tradition when they attended the fall meeting in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This year’s meeting combined the national Fall Board Meeting and the Western Region...
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FRA Western Region / National Fall Board Meeting

The Western Region of FRA has a solid tradition of offering two regional meetings each year. A dedicated team of members and staff put together an event that usually includes 13-15 speakers on topics of value to our members...