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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Technical Releases

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

Leadership

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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

Resources

Technical Releases

22-R-29-Appalachian Hardwood Sawmill Chip Quality

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

Safety Alerts

23-S-02 Always Check Brakes Prior to Trip

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Safety Alerts

23-S-01 Sun Glare Causes Near Miss

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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…

Carbon Reports

North Carolina

Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in North Carolina

Carbon Reports

Ohio

Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in the Ohio

Carbon Reports

Pennsylvania

Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Pennsylvania

Carbon Reports

New Jersey

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

Carbon Reports

Missouri

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

Carbon Reports

Maryland

Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Maryland Maryland has 2.5 million…

Presentations

Advocating for Pennsylvania’s Forest Products Industry

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The Changing Pennsylvania Forests

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Virginia Tech Program Overview

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Hardwood Lumber Market Conditions

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Tennessee Forestry Association: The Voice of Forestry

Presentations

Hardwood Lumber Market Overview

Safety Safety Training Southcentral Southeastern Technology Training Transportation

TEAM Safe Trucking: Full Speed Ahead!

Since 2015 the TEAM Safe Trucking (TST) team has been working…

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Western

2023 Thru the Trees Contest Winners

As the forestry industry continues to strengthen its initiatives to support…

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Outreach

Summary of Business – FRA 2023 Annual Meeting

FRA’s 89th Annual Meeting, in conjunction with the Southcentral Region Spring…

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