FRA Southcentral Region

Southcentral Region 500

This FRA Region, managed by Rick Meyer and extending from Texas and Oklahoma through western Florida and Alabama, is comprised of members who grow, harvest, transport, and/or consume fiber, primarily for delivery to sawmills, plywood plants, OSB mills, pulp and paper mills, and wood-energy facilities. Current issues of emphasis are trucking availability and trucking insurance issues, and logging capacity as it relates to wood fiber availability. The Region hosts a two-day Annual Meeting in the spring and a Southwide Timber Security Group Meeting in the fall. The Security Group Meeting location alternates every other year with FRA’s Southeastern Region.


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 - Southcentral

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.
The Alabama Forestry Association, in partnership with the Alabama Loggers Council, AIDT, and the Forest Workforce Training Institute, recently wrapped up its third Logging Equipment Operator School.
Commercial truck driver training will likely be mandated by the federal government in the not-too-distant future.
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