Woods to Mill

Last week, FRA President Deb Hawkinson and I traveled to Green Bay, WI to participate in several important events in the Lake States Region. We also visited FRA member Ahlstrom-Munksjo at their mill located in Kaukauna, WI.

Julius Sterling Morton founded the first Arbor Day in Nebraska in 1872. He loved planting trees—especially fruit trees—on his Nebraska farm, and he came up with the Arbor Day idea to get more citizens involved in tree planting.

If you were ever in Boy Scouts, you know the magic allure of Philmont Scout Ranch. In the Sangre de Cristo Range of northern New Mexico, Philmont is the nation’s premier high adventure base.

I feel like I owe everything I have in this world to the timber industry. My grandpa and both my parents worked in the industry. My high school mascot was the Timber Jacks and my college mascot was the Lumber Jacks. From my education to every car or home I have owned, this business has helped me pay for everything.
As the days grow longer, the logging season in the Lake States begins to slow, eventually giving way to spring thaw. The logging roads built with a combination of ice and snow, compaction, and dedication begin to yield to the warming sun.
Are you familiar with the FRA website? Our website provides many resources for members at both the regional and national level. Below are some of the many useful tools accessible on the FRA website:
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