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Minnesota Forest Industry Inc
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Do you want to learn about the various cycles of the forest, from young trees, through harvest, and re-growth and regeneration? A SmartBoard app on Cycles of the Forests can be found at TreezyDoesIt.com.
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Since its inception, the Minnesota Logger Education Program has sponsored delivery of over more than 500 workshops in the areas of sustainable forest resource management, workplace safety, and business management.
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Less than 1% of Minnesota's forestland is harvested each year.
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Forest products companies generate biomass which is used for fuel, displacing of the use of fossil fuels. Each year, Minnesota’s forest products facilities use 1.2 million tons of biomass (bark, wood residuals, and other parts of trees not used in the making of products) to generate electricity, process heat, and process steam.
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More than 28,000 Minnesotans work in the forest products industry.
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More than 90% of forest road use in Minnesota is by people wanted to visit and enjoy the forest for activities like hiking, hunting, berry picking, bird watching, and more!
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More than 28,000 Minnesotans work in our state’s forest products industry, including accountants, environmental managers, engineers, millwrights, foresters, and much more. To learn about some of their different jobs in our industry, visit TreezyDoesIt.com.
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Minnesota’s Master Logger Certification program provides added confidence to customers and the public that the person performing a harvest is well-trained and experienced. The program is an independent third-party audit of a logging company’s harvest, safety, and business practices.
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Minnesota’s loggers have invested more than $45 million in new equipment and accessories designed to be light on the land.
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8.4 million acres of Minnesota forestland (including ALL forestland managed by the DNR) are certified as sustainable by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the Forest Stewardship Council, or both. These two international organizations work independently to promote responsible forest management.
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