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This winter, I observed what might be the most interesting and innovative timber harvesting system to be tried in the Appalachians in the last three decades: The cable assist/tethered logging system that was started in New Zealand and has proven successful in steep, rugged terrain in the western U.S.
The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 continues its grip on the world, sending shockwaves throughout the global economy. While we could not have foreseen this situation, FRA has rapidly and effectively pivoted to address the significant challenges it presents to our industries.

Before I decided to do a blog on video conferencing, a Western Region member sent me this link:

The natural world adapts in the face of change, and so does the University of Minnesota’s Department of Forest Resources. COVID-19 has literally transformed overnight how we are approaching our teaching, research and outreach mission.
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