Woods to Mill
FRA members occasionally express frustration with the growing trend of local governments (counties, townships, parishes) enacting ordinances that restrict truck weights and require road bonding for timber harvesting operations.
Last week, I took a road trip in preparation for the field visits of the Lake States Region Fall meeting. My travels took me through the scenic backroads of northern Wisconsin.
The past decade has seen large-scale change in the Northeast’s forest industry. We have lost several pulp and paper mills, while seeing significant investment in others.
In 1889, Washington Water Power Company (WWP) – now known as Avista – was formed by a group of ten pioneering Spokane industrialists and businessmen who believed the power of the river could provide the electricity needed by...
The forestlands of FRA’s Lake States Region of MN, WI, and MI are vast. This region boasts more than 54 million acres of forestlands which provide wildlife habitat, clean air and water.
Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a 2018 election briefing hosted by BIPAC, the organization FRA uses for grassroots outreach.
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