Number two in a series of articles that review past WSRI work and its relevance today. WSRI Research Highlights – Planning and Communications
Number one in a series of articles that review past WSRI work and its relevance today.WSRI Research Highlights – Unused Logging Capacity
Project Objectives: to develop and test a Google-based app to monitor truck movements and delays and to archive data for analysis. Results of project summarized in this Presentation.
In response to concerns about the sustainability of logging production and the trucking workforce, the Wood Supply Research Institute (WSRI) commissioned research into the compensation for logging occupations compared to occupations competing for the same employee pools. This report investigates logging employee wages and benefits in four U.S.…
(Shawn Baker, Dale Greene, Tom Harris, and Richard Mei, Center for Forest Business, University of Georgia) The research team developed and implemented a logging cost index methodology to extend forward in time the trend lines established in the well-known logging cost index project based at Mississippi State University, but informed by more frequent data-gathering intervals…
With the University of Georgia’s Southern Logging Cost Index now being reported quarterly in Timber Mart-South, this Project concluded that the Index appears to be a reasonably accurate measure of input cost changes and that production variability is still a major driver of cost changes…
Project funded jointly by WSRI and the National Council on Air and Stream Improvement documents machine productivity and fuel consumption across a range of conditions and types of equipment to determine what variables impact the level of fuel consumption. KEY FINDINGS: Presentation and FRA Technical Release 15-R-23 summarize fuel consumption data gathered from felling,…
The project collected data through personal and confidential face-to-face interviews with both wood supply contractors and wood procurement personnel participants, region-by-region, to identify factors that cause relationships to break down, including underlying causes. The study identified best practices that materially improve these business relationships. These interviews also collected and…
The Project examined the hypothesis that price volatility for conventional forest product raw materials is reduced for products moving under supply agreements, in reference to data from 11 Southern states. Abstract/Conclusions: The project found advantages to both supplier and consumer in adopting a system of supply agreements, as opposed…
The results of Forisk’s Woody Biomass Harvesting Sustainability Study includes statistical details on woody biomass supply and demand, and a screening method to project expected viability of announced bio-energy projects. Abstract/Conclusions: The U.S. grows more than enough wood to supply both known wood bio-energy projects and the current…
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