Woods to Mill

Soon after the announcement by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release 35,000 supplemental H-2B visas, the COVID-19 virus placed a grip on the world.
FRA’s Online COVID-19 State Tracker Tool Wednesday, 25 March 2020 05:22

FRA’s Online COVID-19 State Tracker Tool

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As our industry responds to the current pandemic, FRA is committed to promptly providing valuable and accurate information. I am interested in hearing from you, our members, on how we can be of help or if there is a topic you want to hear more on.

The Workforce Connections Project has been a priority for FRA’s Western Region for over a year now, so when given the opportunity to attend the Oregon Logging Conference (OLC), and this year’s Future Forestry Workers Career Day – I jumped at it.

The H-2B visa nonimmigrant program permits employers to hire foreign workers for seasonal employment in the United States.
I got a call from a logger a few mornings ago, and the conversation has stuck with me. This logger – a larger contractor with multiple crews, millions invested in equipment, and a great reputation with landowners...
Forests naturally exist in a continuum from nearly bare ground after a fire or other catastrophic event, to climax forests filled with trees that can reproduce in their own shade.
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