In the United States, the forest industry has vast history and legacy. A significant amount of the timber that is managed, sold, logged, milled, and marketed today is done quite literally in the footsteps of our predecessors.
With the election behind us and a transition to a Biden Administration underway, it is a good time to assess what the leadership in Washington, DC is going to look like. What will changes at key agencies like the Departments of Labor and Agriculture as well as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mean for FRA members?
FRA’s regional and national awards programs recognize outstanding loggers and authors of excellent FRA Technical Releases. These award winners often implement or describe innovative ideas to make forest operations more efficient, more productive, safer, or better environmentally. This year’s Appalachian Region award winners certainly meet these criteria: