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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Featured Resource

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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

 

Upcoming Meetings:

 

States in this Region

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

Resources

Technical Releases

23-R-35 Safety Tips for the Lone Worker

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

Safety Alerts

23-S-12 Log Truck Driver Struck by Falling Stem During Unbinding Process

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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…

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

2023 Appalachian Region Fall Meeting Presentations

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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

Presentations

Tennessee Forestry Association: The Voice of Forestry

National Southcentral Southeastern

FRA’s Commitment to Member Engagement:  Tales from the “First in Forestry” State

In 2023, I began having conversations with some FRA members in…

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Western

Western Region Update: Mapping the Course 2024 and the NWFP Amendment

In December 2023, the Forest Service released a Notice of Intent…

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Technology

Technological Innovations in Logging Operations

Common beliefs suggest that loggers are slow to adopt new technologies,…

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Wood Texture

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