Is a picture really worth a thousand words? If so, the Timber Harvesting and Transportation Safety Foundation is on the right track.

Retailers’ growing demand for chain-of-custody certified products has succeeded in driving a stake in the U.S. wood supply chain. In so doing, it has collided with a fundamental reality: the U.S. is unique in the global forestry sector with over 10 million small private landowners—“Family Forest Owners”—controlling close to 58% of the timberland acreage and representing 61% of the harvest.

Our Association is fortunate to have a membership and staff whose efforts go beyond their professional requirements.

SAFETY ALERT 12-S-5 - BACKGROUNDOn a fall day in the South, a logging crew foreman was cleaning tools.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: The 19-year-old crew foreman had been employed in logging for approximately one year.

This Update comes at the launch of a very busy year, with WSRI’s April Annual Meeting just around the corner. At this writing, two research projects are in their final stages, and we’ve begun the process for selecting two new projects from among twelve outstanding project proposals.

My name is Rich Palermo, and I am honored and humbled to be elected the first Log A Load For Kids® Foundation Chairman of the Board. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincerest gratitude to our past Chairwoman, Lisa Medici of Medici Logging, from Westwood, California, for her success in leading the Log A Load For Kids Advisory Group to its newly gained Foundation status.