The Forest Utilization Network's 2020 publication is out now!
This publication features utilization success stories from across the West that highlight the efforts of state forestry agencies to build new markets for both timber and non-timber forest products. Taken together, the stories show the innovation and ingenuity at work across the region, from biochar on the Great Plains to jet fuel in the Pacific Northwest. As the stories in the publication describe, forest utilization is as much a solution to local issues, such as building a new mill to process locally abundant material, as global ones, like developing biofuels to combat climate change. In each case, these stories highlight the value of partnerships and collaboration in building new markets for western forest products.