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Posted By Denise Foster, Monday, January 28, 2019


Forest Markets Weekly Newsletter
The National Association of State Foresters' Forest Markets Committee releases a Weekly Newsletter full of all things Forestry and Forest Products Industry related. Each week’s newsletter has articles about: Forest Markets, Housing, Working Forests, New Products and Technology, and Renewable Energy. This week’s newsletter contains an interesting article about a source for rare hardwoods in the middle of nowhere.        

Wildlife Symposium at Zane State College
Zane State College will be holding their 2nd annual Wildlife Symposium on Saturday, March 23, 2019. There will be 2 speaker tracks to choose from, with presentations covering wildlife species from bees to birds to rattlesnakes and feral hogs, along with many others. The cost is $20 per person, which includes a continental breakfast and full lunch. See the symposium flyer for full details and registration information.

Dovetail Partners January “The Outlook” Newsletter
The January issue of Dovetail Partners “The Outlook” newsletter has a good article on “Urban Wood Green Market Opportunities”. See the newsletter for this and other interesting articles.  "The Outlook" is the monthly e-newsletter of Dovetail Partners, Inc, a 501c3 non-profit corporation

Southern Ohio Forestland Newsletter (SOFA) for February
SOFA has put out their February 2018 newsletter. Read all about their activities, their upcoming events schedule, and more. This month’s newsletter talks about a black bear that was hit and killed by a car in Adams County, and a new salamander species discovered recently in the U.S.

Pennsylvania Forestry Association (PFA) January 2019 e-Newsletter
For those of you on Ohio’s eastern border, you may be interested in some of the information in the January 2019 e-newsletter. This edition talks about their upcoming Conservation Banquet , and a host of other interesting topic.

Pallet Enterprise Classifieds
Here is a recent offering of classified ads from Pallet Enterprise. These classifieds consist of machinery, lumber, job openings, etc.

Cold Weather Safety
Ok….last week we finally had a couple days that felt like real winter. It was cold…really cold! Cold can be dangerous. Wet and cold can be extremely dangerous…and we’ve had plenty of wetness this winter. Read the Cold Stress Guide from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to learn ways to keep yourself, your family, and your employees safe the rest of this winter in cold weather.

Columbus Tree-Planting Program Continues To Wilt
In 2015, the city of Columbus started a tree planting program called “Branch Out”. By next year, the program was supposed to have planted 300,000 trees. To date, only 38,631 have been planted. This program was supposed to help alleviate conditions, that have indicated through research, that makes Columbus the fastest-growing heat island in the country. Read more about this program that seems to be dying at the roots in the Columbus Dispatch article.

Muskingum River Woodlands Interest Group (MRWIG) Newsletter
MRWIG has distributed their January/February 2019 newsletter. Read to see their upcoming schedule and other news, which includes a good article on Bobcats in Ohio, and their upcoming Mushroom Workshop.

Upcoming Events:

  • SEOLC Meeting – Wednesday, February 13 – 7:00 PM – Jackson, Ohio
  • MVLC Meeting – Wednesday, February 13 – 7:00 PM – McConnelsville, Ohio
  • NEOLC Meeting – Wednesday, February 13 – 5:30 PM – Middlefield, Ohio
  • Logging Standards Council Meeting – Wednesday, March 6 – 3:00 PM, University Area Marriott – Columbus, Ohio
  • OFA Annual Meeting “Kick-Off” Reception - Wednesday, March 6 – 5:00 PM, Ohio Stadium – Columbus, Ohio
  • OFA Annual Meeting - Thursday, March 7 – 8:00 AM, University Area Marriott – Columbus, Ohio
  • OFA Executive Committee Meeting - Friday, March 8 – 8:00 AM, University Area Marriott – Columbus, Ohio
  • OFA Board of Trustees Meeting - Friday, March 8 – 10:00 AM, University Area Marriott – Columbus, Ohio

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