Celebrate National Forest Products Week
October 26, 2012 by Blandin Foundation
By Presidential proclamation, this is National Forest Products Week. As an organization that traces its roots to this industry, we’re taking a moment to acknowledge the past and present anchoring role forest products — furniture, fuel, pharmaceuticals, paper and more — play in the economy of the Itasca area, and across the nation, from Georgia to Iowa, Massachusetts to Idaho.
The Foundation’s focus on forestry includes its long-running Vital Forests Vital Communities initiative, which convened thought leaders around issues the forest products sector identified as key: family forest stewardship, productivity, working forest conservation easements. While this work wrapped up in 2009, we continue to see ideas sprouting across the state that germinated in this work.
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