Friday, October 31, 2014
On July 17, FRA joined other sustainable forestry advocates on Capitol Hill for Forest Products Industry Day, staffing a display demonstrating the role of harvesting in forest renewal, with 2014 National Outstanding Logger Anthony Andrews, of Trenton, North Carolina, on hand to interact with Congressional staffers from his field-level perspective and knowledge base.
The July 28 Bangor [Maine] Daily News profiles the four-day professional development workshop which the Maine TREE Foundation and Project Learning Tree have co-hosted since 1998, to provide teachers in the state with the insights they need to help students assess career opportunities in forest-related work.
The Final Report of the Truck Size & Weight Study that Congress authorized in 2012, in place of immediately authorizing truck weight reform along the lines of the Safe & Efficient Transportation Act (HR 612), is due to be delivered to Congress this November, but we anticipate release of the “Technical Report” presenting the DOT study team’s data and its preliminary evaluation sometime during August.

Dovetail Partners has updated its 2005 report questioning claims implicit in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED building standard about the supposedly favorable environmental impacts of using bamboo-derived products as substitutes for forest-based building materials such as hardwood flooring.

The Forest Climate Working Group, a coalition of 19 advocacy organizations, submitted six recommendations to the Obama Administration’s Climate Change Initiative, advocating a leading role for privately owned forests.

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