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Weekly WrapUp 6/19/24

LABOR: In North Idaho, skilled workers are in demand. MORE HERE

GRIZZLIES: IDFAG describes two grizzly bear-related incidents in Idaho this month. MORE HERE

FEDERAL ASSISTANCE: Wyoming, Idaho congressional delegations urge swift action on Teton Pass. MORE HERE

LONG HAUL: Montana forest products industry looks to diversify its products. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 6/12/24

FOREST MANAGEMENT: Healthy forests provide clean and abundant water. MORE HERE

STUDY: Frequent, low-severity fire supports habitat for threatened owls. MORE HERE

HIRED: Heath Perrine named deputy forest supervisor of Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. MORE HERE

WILDLIFE: Idaho advocates worry about politicization of endangered species. MORE HERE

CARRYOVER FUEL: National Interagency Fire Center predicts high risk wildfire season for Idaho. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 6/5/24

ECONOMIC RISKS: Forest Service estimates costs of fighting wildfires in a hotter future. MORE HERE

WORLD FIRST: A tiny satellite made from wood is actually going into Earth’s orbit. MORE HERE

AFRC PODCAST: US Forest Service program invests in wood innovation. MORE HERE

VIDEO: Montana US Senator raises ‘real concern’ over wildfire mitigation to Forest Service Chief. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 5/29/24

MECHANICAL THINNING: Thinning the blaze — enhancing forest resilience. MORE HERE

GROWING CONCERN: Most PNW wildfires are caused by humans and it’s getting worse. MORE HERE

DRIVER SAFETY: These states lead the nation in truck accidents — you might be surprised how many there are. MORE HERE

GOOD FIRE, BAD FIRE: Inside the race to restore America’s forests. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 5/22/24

MUTUAL BENEFIT: American Loggers Council signs historic memorandum of understanding with the USDA Forest Service. MORE HERE

SENATOR RISCH BILL: Mass Timber Federal Buildings Act opposed by steel industry organizations. MORE HERE

NEW PLAN: Nez Perce-Clearwater Forest meeting leaves conservationists uneasy. MORE HERE

ECONOMIC RISKS: Forest Service estimates costs of fighting wildfires in a hotter future. MORE HERE

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