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Weekly WrapUp 5/15/24

TIGHT OPERATING MARGINS: Timber industry warns Plummer mill closure has grave implications. MORE HERE

KOOTENAI COUNTY ON THE LIST: Forest Service announces Forest Legacy 2024 funded projects. MORE HERE

41ST ANNUAL: Idaho State Forestry Contest winners announced. MORE HERE

PARKED VEHICLES: New Idaho law OKs truck idling for resting drivers. MORE HERE

FACTORY OF THE FUTURE: World’s biggest 3D printer builds (almost) anything from wood! MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 5/1/24

RADICAL AGENDA: Lawmakers to examine influence of ‘extreme’ environmental activist groups in the Interior Department. MORE HERE

VIDEO: Inside America’s mass timber movement. MORE HERE

USFS CHIEF: All signs point to a very active 2024 fire year. MORE HERE

IDAHO FOREST PRODUCTS: Senators introduce mass timber bill. MORE HERE

30 MILLS: Mill closures ‘shock’ industry, but officials say demand for wood remains. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 4/17/24

OVERGROWTH: Montana facing a forest health crisis. MORE HERE

RIPPLE: Sawmills are closing. How does that effect us? MORE HERE

MULTIYEAR PROJECT: Timber work resumes near Hayden. MORE HERE

USDA: Forest Service invests more than $232M to support schools, roads, other services. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 4/10/24

WOLF MANAGEMENT: Groups go to court to get wolves relisted in Montana and Idaho. MORE HERE

OPINION: Natural forest management is forest mismanagement. MORE HERE

BROADER CONTROVERSY: Timber industry won’t concede defeat in national monument battle, experts say. MORE HERE

POTENTIAL BUYERS: Business, government leaders seek new buyer to save one of western Montana’s sawmills. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 3/27/24

CUMULATIVE IMPACTS: The dismantling of the American timber industry: American Loggers Council warns of consequences. MORE HERE

DOWNSIDE: Missoula-area wood industry closures mean ripple effects for workers, tax base, forest management. MORE HERE

FEMALE LAND MANAGERS: ‘Women In the Woods’ returns. MORE HERE

QUESTIONS: Committee leaders call on administration to explain old-growth decision. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 3/20/24

MARCH 29 CLOSURE: Pyramid Mountain Lumber discusses mill closure impacts in Seeley Lake town hall. MORE HERE

NEW OWNERS: Inland Forest Management officials discuss sale of consultation business. MORE HERE

ACTIVE ROLE: Crapo joins bill blocking Biden’s misguided forestry plan. MORE HERE

GEM STATE: A billion feet of timber. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 3/13/24

TALENT PIPELINES: Investing in Idaho’s forestry workforce – Shawn Keough and Forest Products businesses in Idaho. MORE HERE

SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY: PotlatchDeltic innovates to protect soil productivity amid timber harvesting. MORE HERE

VIDEO: Rick Dancer at Oregon Logging Conference, featuring U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore. MORE HERE

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The US Forest Service rolls Ford F-150 Lightnings into the fleet. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 3/6/24

DIGITAL TOOLS: University Of Idaho uses AI and other digital tools to improve forest health with ‘smart forestry.’ MORE HERE

EXPOSURE TO THE WOODS: Bringing Newcomers to the Forest Industry. MORE HERE

EYE ON CONGRESS: Here’s what’s in the first spending package. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 2/28/24

WILDFIRE STRATEGY: USDA announces $500M for wildfire reduction. MORE HERE

TREATMENTS: USFS, BLM considering wildfire prevention work on 11,000+ acres southeast of Bonners. MORE HERE

STUMP PODCAST: Tim McEntire of the Montana Logging Association talks about his work and what MLA does for the forest products sector in Montana. MORE HERE

HUNGRY CRITTERS: Bark-eating creature had a feast on trees in Idaho. Can you guess the animal? MORE HERE

PAYING HOMAGE: Smokey Bear celebrates 80th birthday with new PSA honoring his legacy of wildfire prevention. MORE HERE

RESILIANT AND DURABLE: Grant supports research on cross-laminated timber. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 2/14/24

COMMUNITY PROTECTION: Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest launches Dixie-Comstock fuel reduction project. MORE HERE

RECOGNITION: Sonora woman named Associated California Loggers’ first-ever Lady Logger of the Year. MORE HERE

DEAR JOE: Coalition of governors ink letter opposing burdensome forest rules. MORE HERE

MELT RATES: Research shows that wildfires can have major impacts on snowpack. MORE HERE