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Producer Price Index for Logging

by Eric Kingsley | FRA Northeastern Region Consultant Across the country, I am hearing concerns about logging capacity – are there enough people and equipment to harvest the wood we need to support the industry of today and tomorrow? Read More ...

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Status of the Minnesota Logging Sector in 2021

Logging businesses in Minnesota have been surveyed intermittently since the late 1970s to assess their status and health. A mail survey was conducted in spring 2022 to assess the status of Minnesota’s logging sector during 2021. The survey was a follow up to previous surveys, the most recent of which were conducted in 2016 and 2011. Read More ...

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Jobs in the Woods Act 118th

The bipartisan Jobs in the Woods Act was introduced by Congresswomen Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R-OR-5) and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-WA-3) to address the labor shortage impacting forestry and related industries. The legislation would create a grant program for nonprofit organizations, state governments, and colleges to utilize workforce training in forestry-related fields.  Read More ...

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Support the Safe Routes Act (H.R. 2493)

The bipartisan Safe Routes Act of 2023 was introduced by Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI-8) and Jared Golden (D-ME-2). This legislation would improve the safety of transporting raw forest products from the woods to a remote storage facility or mill. Read More ...

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MLEP Website Relaunches -

Visit today to check out the newly re-launched site. Here you'll find: Read More ...

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LogALoad Seeks Board Members

Minnesota Log A Load for Kids is recruiting board members. If you are interested in serving on this board, which raises funds for Minnesota’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Gillette Children’s, please reach out to Board Chair Chris Martland or Vice Chair, Tom McCabe. Read More ...

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Enberg Logging Named Lake States Region Outstanding Logger

Forest Resources Association and STIHL honored Enberg Logging LLC of Motley, Minnesota as the Lake States Region Outstanding Logger at FRA’s Lake States Region (LSR) Annual Meeting in Stevens Point, WI on October 11. Read More ...

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Northern Forest Birds Network 2023 Conference

The Northern Forest Bird Network will return to Ashland, Wisconsin on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 17-18 for a conference focused on Forestry for Birds in a Changing Climate. This conference is intended to benefit and bring together a diverse group of foresters, biologists, land managers, and researchers. The Network will showcase collaborative initiatives, while presenting bird conservation strategies amid climate change, and discuss bird habitat management tools. Read More ...

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November Update: Research and Practive

After a last gasp of warm summer weather, many of us are heading into the woods with thick layers. After a long day of wearing blaze orange outerwear or a cruiser vest, why not come inside and view our webinar "The Good, the Bad, and the Furry" or swing by the Cloquet Forestry Center for a two-day symposium on disturbance? Read on for programs focusing on these and other events into 2023. Read More ...

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