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

USFS Research Station near Delaware, OH is cloning and studying ash trees that have proven resistant to Emerald Ash Borer attacks. 

Many cave-hibernating bat species in the eastern U.S. have experienced significant mortality in recent years due to the fungal disease, white-nose syndrome. Therefore, because these species also use forests, there is significant interest in understanding their habitat relationships in managed forest landscapes.
Ecosystems are dynamic complexes that provide a wide variety of services that are important to human welfare. Forest ecosystems provide an array of benefits, including protection of soil and water resources, habitat for fish and wildlife, timber and wood fiber, aesthetically pleasing landscapes, and the storage of carbon which can help mitigate global warming.
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