FRA’s Appalachian Region, managed by Jeff Jenkins, 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, logging capacity and the labor challenges, for both, are current issues of concern. The region conducts a two-day Annual Meeting in the fall.

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An Assessment of the Current Log Grading, Scaling and Procurement Practices in the Appalachian Hardwood Industry


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Jeff Jenkins

Appalachian Region Consultant
1177 Sugar Camp Road
Wheelersburg, OH 45694
Ph: (740) 352-6425

States in this Region

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Missouri
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia


Technical Releases

Log Loader Uses Barcode/Scanner Technology

Technical Releases

Missouri Forest Products Association Logging School

Technical Releases

Rerouting Skid Trail Translates Into Big Productivity Benefits

Technical Releases

An Assessment of the Current Log Grading, Scaling and Procurement Practices in the Appalachian Hardwood Industry

Technical Releases

Hardwood Pulpwood Weight Loss Study

Technical Releases

Loggers’ Laminated Sheet for Hazardous Spill Response Procedure

Safety Alerts

High Risk While Securing A Load

On a clear spring day in the Appalachians, a timber harvesting…

Safety Alerts

Chain Saw Chaps Prevent Leg Injury

On a warm spring weekend in the Appalachians, a forester was…

Safety Alerts

Truck Tire Explodes During Inflation

On a warm, sunny, winter day in the Appalachians, a log…

Safety Alerts

Experienced Timber Cutter Killed While Felling Sapling

On a pleasant spring afternoon in the Appalachian Region, a timber…

Safety Alerts

Blown Tire Triggers Dump Truck Crash

A commercial truck driver was driving an old-model, used dump truck…

Safety Alerts

Service Truck Box Fire

On a summer late afternoon in the Appalachians, a logging company…

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Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in North Carolina

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Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in the Ohio

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Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Pennsylvania

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Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in New Jersey New Jersey has…

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Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Missouri Missouri has 15.4 million…

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