FRA Southeastern Region

Southeastern Region 400

This FRA Region, managed by Rick Meyer and extending from Florida through eastern Virginia, 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 Southcentral Region.


Contact the FRA Southeastern Region

Rick Meyer, FRA 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 - Southeastern

There has been some concern in the forest industry that the slump in pine harvesting following the Great Recession – combined with excessive inventory accumulation and poor stumpage pricing – may have contributed to a severe decline in tree planting in recent years.
The South’s production of pulpwood increased from 60.6 million cords in 2015 to 64.5 million cords in 2016. Roundwood production increased by 1.8 million cords to 51.2 million cords and accounted for 79 percent of the South’s total pulpwood production.
On March 21, the Forest Resources Association’s Southeastern Region presented John “J.J.” Lemire with a special “Safety Recognition Award.” Lemire, the Director of Loss Control for Forestry Mutual Insurance Company in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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