Woods to Mill

August 12-18 is “Safe and Sound Week.” The OSHA website states that it is a nationwide event held each August to recognize the successes of workplace health and safety programs, and it encourages organizations to participate by planning and promoting safety events.
Every two years, the Forest Resources Association hosts an advocacy day in Washington, D.C. where our members “fly-in” from all over the country to meet with elected representatives in Congress and officials in the federal Executive Branch.
Fiber Industry Consultants, Ltd (FICL) was created in 1999. Customers of the consulting company receive a comprehensive 30-page monthly report on many aspects of the forestry business in the Western Region.
I have always had an interest in nature, so when I decided to go to college I knew I wanted to include this interest in my area of study. Originally I started pursuing a double major in biology and environmental science. After my first year of college biology classes, it became clear to me that I wanted to work with something I could actually see.
Because baby boomers are retiring in increasing numbers as well as anticipated job growth, the time has never been better for students to consider a career in forest resources management.
At FRA’s Annual Meeting, each region shares information on the key wood supply chain issues facing the forest industry. The following is the report for the Appalachian Region.
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