hodgesThe Mission of the Forest Resources Association is to promote the interests of forest products industry members in the economical, efficient, and sustainable use of forest resources to meet the needs of the wood fiber supply chain through private enterprise.

 Forest products industry members include all segments of the wood fiber supply chain, including landowners, land managers, wood suppliers, wood procurement organizations, manufacturers, and those who support them with products and services.

 FRA will manage, reduce, or eliminate health, safety, security, regulatory, environmental and economic risks inherent in the harvest, transportation, and processing of wood products.

 FRA will support the transfer of leading edge fiber supply methods and technology to support members’ outgoing competitiveness and their continuous improvement in harvesting, transportation, safety, BMP’s, and environmentally sound forestry.

 FRA will study and benchmark the capabilities of the wood fiber supply chain’s global competition.

 FRA will promote and proactively ensure the right to continue sustainable wood fiber harvest.

 FRA will recognize excellence through award programs.

 FRA will take the lead in monitoring and intervening with federal regulation or legislation affecting independent contractor relationships, timber harvesting safety, and in-bound forest products transportation.

 FRA will publish high-quality information that furthers fulfillment of its Mission..

 FRA will provide strong, viable, and productive Regional Divisions.

 FRA will remain member-driven, results-oriented and cost-effective.

 FRA will promote the practice of sustainable forestry.

 FRA will encourage the utilization of credible forest certification systems.