News & Issues
News & Issues

News & Issues (140)

No one wants to experience a catastrophic natural disaster; hurricanes, ice storms, tornadoes all can cause major damage and the cleanup is challenging.  Chainsaws have been an important tool to aid in the clean-up in the aftermath of such devastation.
In 2002, the Wood Supply Research Institute (WSRI), in collaboration with Virginia Tech (VPI), published its first study on the subject of planning and communication in the wood supply chain.  In later years, WSRI revisited this important subject with additional studies.
WSRI just held its nineteenth annual meeting in Charleston, SC. WSRI celebrates its longevity, its long list of projects seeking to expose opportunities for efficiency in the supply chain, and the personal industry connections they help to facilitate.
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 15:04

Q & A with Neil Ward

by
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.
Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota are currently engaged in developing the Lake States Forest Management Bat Habitat Conservation Plan (Lake States HCP), designed to provide a framework for the protection of federally listed bat species and the continuation of forest management activities across all three states.
TAKE ACTION

FRA’s BIPAC Portal

At FRA’s BIPAC Portal, FRA members can register to vote, write their legislators, learn more about the United States Government, access election resources, and stay up to date with political and election news.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:01

Paying Attention to Log Trucking Safety

by
“Only five companies nationally are still willing to write log truck vehicle insurance.”  This recent statement from forest industry insurance agents point to the underlying reasons for the formation of TEAM Safe Trucking (“TST”)--a coalition of forest products industry insurance companies, wood suppliers, wood consumers, associations, and others.  TEAM’s goal is “to reduce accidents through effective fleet management, increasing the number of safe, qualified drivers in order to deliver a sustainable and profitable supply chain.”
A lengthy feature in the January 4 Bellingham [Washington] Herald points toward a change in public and policymaker attitudes toward forest-health treatments in restraining the effects of wildfire, especially in the eastern Washington’s wildland-urban interface.
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 11:31

WOTUS Reconsidered?

by
As we noted in December, one achievement of last year’s “Lame Duck” Omnibus Appropriations Bill was to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw the controversial “interpretive rule” which it issued to clarify...
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 11:29

FRA Fills LS, NE Positions on Interim Basis

by
With the departure of FRA’s Northeast and Lake States Region Manager, Joel Swanton, FRA has contracted on an interim basis with Fred Souba to serve Lake States members and with Eric Kingsley to serve Northeast members.
Page 3 of 14