Woods to Mill

The Eberhard Center at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Grand Rapids, Michigan was host to the Michigan Forest Bioeconomy Conference held February 1-2, 2017. More than 100 people attended the event, with good representation from both the public and private sectors.
It is always a hit with FRA regional members when two regions come together for a joint meeting. Last October’s Joint Southeastern and Southcentral Region Policy Committee Meeting, combined with a Southwide Forest Products Security Group Meeting, was no exception.
We all know that forests and forest industries are important to rural economies, but how important? One way to measure economic impact is to drive through any forest industry town and observe the activity...
This is something that a collaborative group in Washington State came up with following the fires of 2015. The Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition (NEWFC) had been discussing what to do if a big fire came to the Colville National Forest. The group has developed...
Many national folks were able to get a glimpse into the Western Region meeting tradition when they attended the fall meeting in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This year’s meeting combined the national Fall Board Meeting and the Western Region...
The forest products industry in the Lake States Region has always been a somewhat seasonal activity and dependent on winter - a time when the ground freezes solid and the entire forest can be accessed - to be a time when logging activity peaks...
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