This FRA Region, managed by Vickie Swanton, serves members in the western states. FRA’s Western Region addresses the improvement of wood fiber quality, forest biomass utilization, and wood fiber transportation safety and efficiency. The Western Region also works with allied associations to defend access to the western forest resource and increase workforce connections throughout the states. The Region hosts two annual Region Meetings and compiles monthly reports on clean air/green power, and fiber consumption and inventory.

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Vickie Swanton

Western Region Manager

2839 W Kennewick Ave #174
Kennewick, WA 99336
Ph: (509) 396-7117

States in this Region

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

Resources

Technical Releases

How to Hire a Veteran

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Climate Change and the Bioeconomy: Finding Silviculture Solutions for 21st Century Forests

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Best Management and Operating Practices for Steep Slope Machine Logging

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Your Voice and Your Vote Counts

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Lane Families for Farms and Forests – A Community Group Dedicated to Support for Farming and Forestry

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California’s Shasta College – Training the Next Generation of Logging and Forest Workers

Safety Alerts

Tether Line Cut- Near Miss

On a fall day in the Pacific Northwest, a feller-buncher operator…

Safety Alerts

Forest Crew Worker Electrocuted While Trying to Cut Tree Fallen on High-Voltage Power Line

On a dry and overcast fall day in the Pacific Northwest,…

Safety Alerts

Following Too Closely Results in Serious Collision

Background On a late spring day in the Pacific Northwest, two…

Safety Alerts

Cable Yarder Operator Dies When Caught in Drive Shaft

Background On a winter day in the Pacific Northwest, a cable…

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Base Machine Pulled Over by Steep Slope Machine

On a winter day in the Pacific Northwest, a harvester operator…

Safety Alerts

Log Truck Driver Dies When Struck by Logs Being Loaded on Trailer

On a fall day in the Pacific Northwest, a log truck…

Carbon Reports

New Mexico

Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in New Mexico

Carbon Reports

Oregon

Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Oregon

Carbon Reports

Montana

Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Montana Montana has 25.5 million…

Carbon Reports

Western

Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in the Western Region

Carbon Reports

Utah

Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Utah

Carbon Reports

Washington

Quick Facts on Forest Carbon in Washington

Presentations

New Leadership, Continued Passion

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FRA National and Lobbying Update

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In It for the Long Haul

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Insurance Industry Perspective on Increasing Insurance Costs

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Log Supply Challenges on the BC Coast

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PNW Transportation Issues

Reports

November Clean Air & Green Energy Report

Reports

2021 September Fiber Report

Reports

2021 September Clean Air & Green Energy Report

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2021 August Fiber Report

Reports

2021 August Clean Air & Green Energy Report

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2021 July Fiber Report

Safety Training Technology

Taking Your Safety Culture to the Next Level

In an industry as dangerous as forestry, fostering a strong safety…

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Logging

Navigating The Challenges Of Florida’s Timber Industry

It is clear the forestry industry relies on all aspects in…

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Labor Logging Markets

PATHH Program Shows Impacts of Pandemic on Logging Sector

In December 2020, the final spending bill provided discretionary funding of…

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