Over the last few years, new “solar farms” have been cropping up in parts of North Carolina and now eastern Virginia. I have observed forestland being clearcut and replaced with the solar panel installations. Agricultural land is also being taken out of production to install the solar panels.
In the winter and spring of 2016, wood markets in the Adirondack Region of New York were robust. This part of Upstate New York has two pulp and paper mills and numerous hardwood sawmills that have long anchored the region’s markets.
It is our pleasure to invite you to the Western Region Forest Resources Association Spring Meeting scheduled to be held Tuesday, May 16th through Thursday, May 18th at the hospitable and comfortable Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA.
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.