FRA Appalachian Region

Appalachian Region 500

FRA’s Appalachian Region, managed by Rick Meyer, serves FRA members throughout the stretch of mountainous area bordered by Pennsylvania, Missouri, Tennessee, and western North Carolina. It focuses on improving timber harvesting and transportation safety, efficiency, and environmental performance. Trucking safety and logging and trucking labor challenges are current issues of concern. The Region conducts a two-day Annual Meeting in the fall.


Contact the FRA Appalachian Region

Rick Meyer, Region Manager
Forest Resources Association
2129 Electric Road, SW
Suite 205
Roanoke, VA 24018
ph: 540-989-4171
fx: 540-774-9415
[email protected]

Spotlight Features - Appalachian

Among western Maryland’s logging companies, Brian Beitzel sees his family’s outfit, JBEA Logging, as one of the strongest.
June 14th marks National Bourbon Day, and I hope Americans across the country raise a glass to this classic American tradition.
A long standing agreement between the Division of Natural Resources and a well known timber company will extend well into the future. The agency recently inked a new Memorandum of Understanding with Weyerhaeuser to conduct habitat restoration and stream water treatment on trout streams on the company’s property in West Virginia.
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