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 and logging and trucking labor challenges are current issues of concern. The Region conducts a two-day Annual Meeting in the fall.
USFS Research Station near Delaware, OH is cloning and studying ash trees that have proven resistant to Emerald Ash Borer attacks.