Woods to Mill
Tim O’Hara | FRA Manager, Lake States Region and Policy Communications

Tim O’Hara | FRA Manager, Lake States Region and Policy Communications

Woodyard’s can be a dangerous place. An active woodyard has heavy equipment constantly on the move. Logs are being unloaded throughout the day, and often operators of the woodyard’s heavy equipment have poor visibility.
As the frost penetrates the soil and the ground freezes, the forests of the Lake States region become more accessible. From December to March, some mills in the region will harvest more than 60% of their annual wood supply.
Thursday, 22 November 2018 01:55

Shermer Logging FRA Member Spotlight

Cliff Shermer and his wife Mary are the owners and operators of Shermer Logging. As with many logging businesses in the state of Minnesota, Shermer Logging is located off the beaten path, on a dead-end road in Gheen, a small town with a population of 25. Cliff and Mary reside here on the farmland that Cliff’s parents purchased in 1959.
As more than 6.3 million acres have already been consumed by this year’s fire season, it surely will be one for the record books
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 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.
Registration is now live for the FRA 2018 Lake States Fall Meeting, taking place this year September 17-19 in Wausau, WI.
The 2018 Farm Bill offers a reasonable solution to improve young forest habitat on federal lands with provisions for a categorical exclusion for the purpose of creating young forests.