Woods to Mill
We all know that forests and forest industries are important to rural economies, but how important? One way to measure economic impact is to drive through any forest industry town and observe the activity...
This is something that a collaborative group in Washington State came up with following the fires of 2015. The Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition (NEWFC) had been discussing what to do if a big fire came to the Colville National Forest. The group has developed...
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...
The forest products industry in the Lake States Region has always been a somewhat seasonal activity and dependent on winter - a time when the ground freezes solid and the entire forest can be accessed - to be a time when logging activity peaks...
The December Northeast Region FRA Forest Forum featured presentations from the University of Maine’s Cooperative Forest Research Unit (CFRU). Founded in 1975, CFRU is among the oldest forest industry / academic research cooperatives, and FRA provides...
By December 18, 2017, most commercial vehicle operators who are required to keep Hours-of-Service (HOS) Records of Duty Status (RODS) will also be required to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). FRA Staff are aware that there seems to be some uncertainty...
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