2020 was a uniquely challenging year. The COVID-19 pandemic placed enormous stress on our nation’s operational and financial systems on top of the obvious threat it posed to the health and well-being of all Americans.
The Einari Vidgrén Foundation gives out annual awards to increase the appreciation of work in mechanized timber harvesting. The purpose of the foundation is to heighten awareness of the entrepreneur spirit in the forest sector to increase interest as a potential workplace, especially among young people.
In Baudette, MN, the winters are long and cold. Baudette, known as the walleye capital of the world, is located along the Minnesota – Ontario border where the Rainy River divides the United States from Canada.
In the United States, the forest industry has vast history and legacy. A significant amount of the timber that is managed, sold, logged, milled, and marketed today is done quite literally in the footsteps of our predecessors.