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Weekly WrapUp 10/4/2023

GREEN LIGHT: Appeals court allows timber thinning project to continue. MORE HERE

CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT: Risch, Crapo, Lee introduce legislation to combat monument overreach. MORE HERE

LAUNCH PROGRAM: Gov. Little wants more Idaho students to further their education — and the state’s offering to pay tuition in return. MORE HERE

SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS ACT: Timber counties on edge again. MORE HERE

Fall Safety Conference Nov. 11

The ALC’s 5th Annual Safety Conference is set for Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the Moscow Best Western University Inn. Free breakfast begins at 7 a.m. and the conference runs from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • Free Breakfast
  • Earn 4 Idaho Pro-Logger credits
  • Door prizes including a rifle and pistol
  • Keynote Speaker Ron Heagy “Roll On Ron”
  • Presenter ISP Sgt. Matt Thompson – Clarification of Intrastate and Interstate Regulations for Trucks
  • Presenter Randy Brooks, Professor and Extension Forestry Specialist and Forestry Program Lead at the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Scientists at University of Idaho – Out Sloped Roads: Design and Safety Concerns

Need a hotel room on Friday night? Call the Best Western directly at (208) 882-0550 and ask for the ALC/Idaho Logging Contractors room block. A room with 2 queen beds is $134 plus tax and a room with 1 King bed is $124 plus tax.

Register for the conference HERE. If you have questions or need additional information please call Jolene at (208) 667-6473 or email

Weekly WrapUp 9/27/23

TREATMENT PROJECT: Forest Service sued over South Plateau logging project approval. MORE HERE

NEW ASSESSMENT: 10 years on, Beaver Creek burn remains a focal point for forest management. MORE HERE

VIDEO: Cooperating for the win, win — reducing fuels and saving wildlife. MORE HERE

BIOGRAPHITE: Graphite made from wood chips may soon be in your EV battery. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 9/20/23

FIRE REPORT: More than 84,000 acres burned in Idaho this year. MORE HERE

LOG AND THIN: Feds give emergency status to new Seeley logging project. MORE HERE

BIPARTISAN BILL: “Treating Tribes & Counties As Good Neighbor Authority Act” passes House of Representatives. MORE HERE

RENEWABLE RESOURCE: Wood products are always the better choice. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 9/13/23

SAWING LOGS: Sun Mountain Lumber stacks up as key economic contributor to the region. MORE HERE

DO-OVER: Forest Service completes fix of Hungry Ridge Project plan. MORE HERE

JOBS IN THE WOODS: Act addresses workforce challenges of forestry. MORE HERE

UNLIKELY CRITIC: Bay Area scientist says he ‘left out the full truth’ to get climate change wildfire study published in prestigious journal. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 9/6/23

JOE RANGER DISTRICT: Forest Service seeks public input on Lindstrom project. MORE HERE

CLEAN WATER ACT: Amended WOTUS rule issued by federal regulators. MORE HERE

SENATOR RISCH: 2023 Farm Bill is opportunity to manage forests, disrupt wildfires. MORE HERE

ACTIVE MANAGEMENT: Forestry can reduce carbon emissions. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 8/30/23

DELIVERED PRODUCTS: Pilot program eases access to sales for Idaho logging contractors. MORE HERE

EXCESSIVE FUELS: Wildfire smoke draws attention to importance of forest management. MORE HERE

PROTECTING FORESTS: Wildfires are the real threat. MORE HERE

MOON TREES: NASA, Forest Service to share Moon tree seedlings, promote STEM. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 8/23/23

BITTERROOTS: Group notifies U.S. Forest Service it plans to sue over Mud Creek logging project. MORE HERE

HARVESTED WOOD: We’re going to see more forest products. MORE HERE

CHAIRMAN BRUCE WESTERMAN: “These are the kinds of proactive solutions we must apply to every American forest. MORE HERE

CONSERVATION LEASES: A new rule could cripple federal land use — and the economy that depends on it. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 8/16/23

ALC HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN: We now have our very own health insurance plan! Get more info today by visiting or calling Kelly Madison at Associated Insurance Services at 208-955-8170. MORE HERE

LOGGING LABOR: Worrying signs from logging employment trends. MORE HERE

USDA: Forests converting to carbon emitters. MORE HERE

RISCH: 2023 Farm Bill is an opportunity to properly manage forests & disrupt endless wildfires. MORE HERE

WILDFIRE CRISIS: To improve forest health, we need active forest restoration. MORE HERE

Weekly WrapUp 8/9/23

ALC HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN: We now have our very own health insurance plan! Get more info today by visiting or calling Kelly Madison at Associated Insurance Services at 208-955-8170. MORE HERE

IDAHO FIRE RESTRICTIONS FINDER: Fire restrictions are being put in place for logging operations. MORE HERE

GRRR ACT: Fulcher, Risch, Crapo, Lummis introduce legislation to fully delist grizzly bears in lower 48 states. MORE HERE

NEW RECRUIT: Idaho Land Board member, and state official, gets his Red Card to help battle Idaho fires. MORE HERE