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Timber Harvesting Safety
Neil Ward recently retired from FRA after serving ably on staff for nearly 35 years. We would like to take the opportunity to have Neil share a few of his memories and advice upon his retirement. We recently sat down with Neil to get his valuable feedback about his biggest accomplishments and what he has most enjoyed about the organization after all these years.
Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota are currently engaged in developing the Lake States Forest Management Bat Habitat Conservation Plan (Lake States HCP), designed to provide a framework for the protection of federally listed bat species and the continuation of forest management activities across all three states.
FRA’s March 7-9 Southcentral Region Meeting, held near Mobile, Alabama, included a General Session with excellent speakers covering many aspects of trucking efficiency and trucking safety/insurance.
Since 2014, Maine has lost about 4 million tons of markets for pulpwood and biomass. Six paper mills have closed, and another has cut its wood consumption dramatically. With this rapid and dramatic market loss, landowners and loggers in New England are seeking new markets for their wood.
The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the U.S. Forest Service is essentially the scorekeeper for America's forests. The FIA program monitors and reports on status and trends of all the nation’s forests, including both public and private ownership. The Research and Development organization within the USDA Forest Service manages FIA in cooperation with State and Private Forestry and National Forest Systems.
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