News & Issues
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.
In 2002, the Wood Supply Research Institute (WSRI), in collaboration with Virginia Tech (VPI), published its first study on the subject of planning and communication in the wood supply chain.  In later years, WSRI revisited this important subject with additional studies.
WSRI just held its nineteenth annual meeting in Charleston, SC. WSRI celebrates its longevity, its long list of projects seeking to expose opportunities for efficiency in the supply chain, and the personal industry connections they help to facilitate.
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.
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