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Millions of acres of America’s forests and thousands of jobs for U.S. workers depend on the critical seasonal tree planting performed by H-2B workers each year. Over the past decade, the shortage of U.S. workers willing to fill these strenuous seasonal jobs has continued to get worse, and the decreasing availability of H-2B visas is putting the health of our forests at risk.
The Forest Resources Association (FRA) honored Dr. Joe Conrad as its 2021 National  Technical Writing Award Winner during the 2021 Annual Meeting on May 19th. This annual award recognizes the best Technical Release published as selected by FRA’s National Operations Committee.
The Forest Resources Association and STIHL Incorporated honored Gray Logging, LLC from Madison, Florida, as the National Outstanding Logger at FRA’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting on May 19th.
FRA Elects Pete Stewart as Chairman Wednesday, 26 May 2021 10:29

FRA Elects Pete Stewart as Chairman

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Washington, D.C. - During the May 17-19, FRA 2021 Annual Meeting, the Forest Resources Association’s Board of Directors elected Pete Stewart, President/CEO of Forest2Market and Fisher International, to serve as the association’s chairman for the next two years.
2020 Year End Review Wednesday, 13 January 2021 18:09

2020 Year End Review

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2020 was a uniquely challenging year. The COVID-19 pandemic placed enormous stress on our nation’s operational and financial systems on top of the obvious threat it posed to the health and well-being of all Americans.
On August 22, the Forest Resources Association (FRA) and STIHL Incorporated honored Tapscott Brothers Logging of Scottsville, Virginia, as FRA’s 2020 National Outstanding Logger.
A key focus of FRA as defined by our Mission statement is to communicate relevant and timely information promoting safety to our members.

COVID-19 Contactless Solution for the Wood Products Industry

Thursday, June 18 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM (ET).

Timber Security Webinar

Thursday, July 9 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM (ET).

We are all experiencing a time when safety is at the forefront of our minds. The importance of taking steps to be safe has brought a heightened sense of awareness of our surroundings and activities.
This year marked the first-ever virtual FRA Annual Meeting, held May 18-20. Over 100 members gathered via conference call for committee work and the governance decisions that will guide the association through the coming year.
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