News & Issues
Excess, or unused, logging capacity still appears to be a source of cost and concern to the wood supply value chain in many regions of the United States.   Since 2002, WSRI has done a number of studies that shed light on the factors that drive this inefficiency in the system.
On March 21, the Forest Resources Association honored Bruce Hooker with its Southcentral Region Second Place Technical Writing Award for 2018. This annual Award recognizes the best Technical Releases published and posted on FRA’s website.
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.
On April 17, the Forest Resources Association’s Southcentral Region honored Auburn University’s Dr. Tom Gallagher and Marissa Jo Daniel with its First Place Technical Writing Award for 2018.
The Forest Resources Association and STIHL Incorporated honored Rodney Johnson, owner of Johnson Timber Co., LLC in Pheba, Mississippi, as FRA’s Southcentral Region 2018 Outstanding Logger at its Southcentral Region (SCR) Awards Dinner in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 17.
The Forest Resources Association and STIHL Incorporated honored Frank Myers and Stephen Wright, co-owners of M.M. Wright, Inc. in Gasburg, Virginia, as FRA’s National 2018 Outstanding Logger at its Annual Awards Dinner in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 17.
On April 17, the Forest Resources Association (FRA) honored Bernard Rose with its National Technical Writing Award for 2018. This annual Award recognizes the best Technical Release published by FRA, as selected by FRA’s National Operations Committee.
MADISON – The entire state of Wisconsin will be placed under quarantine for emerald ash borer, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced today. The quarantine will be effective Friday, March 30.
TEAM Safe Trucking’s safe driver education Module 1, available at teamsafe.talentlms.com, provides basic information on the FMCSA rules and regulations that apply to log truck drivers (and managers). Module 2 will address many in-woods and on-the-road driving safety best practices and will be available very soon.
There is a high degree of uncertainty surrounding the potential federal listing of cave-dwelling bats; therefore, the Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin DNRs decided a proactive and strategic approach was appropriate to minimize potential impacts to sustainable forest management.
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