We are grateful to the following regional partners for their support and involvement in this project.
Bear Mountain Forest Products (BMFP) is a division of Lignetics and produces industry leading brands of wood fuel pellets, fire logs/bricks, BBQ pellets, and animal bedding. BMFP’s leading brands of wood fuel pellets include Golden Fire, Bear Mountain and America’s Best. In addition, BMFP manufacturers Bear Mountain Bear Bricks, Bear Mountain BBQ Pellets, Cozy Den (pine and cedar) Shavings, and Dry Den Animal Bedding Pellets. BMFP is committed to producing premium quality forest products from clean raw materials resulting in wood fuel products that burn hotter, longer and cleaner, stall bedding materials that are softer and healthier, and BBQ pellets that add mount watering flavor. We stand behind our products and our dealers that offer them.
The focus of Forest Business Network (FBN) is to help forest product businesses grow and prosper. FBN focuses on three core business activities: consulting, online marketing, and event marketing. Its consulting services have helped over 100 businesses, which include sawmills, loggers, woody biomass producers, and other forest-related businesses. Services include assistance in the design of business plans, marketing plans, financial projections and strategies, feasibility studies, custom reports, and management assistance. FBN also provides assistance in grant writing and submission that has resulted in numerous companies receiving millions of dollars in grant funding.
FBN’s weekly email newsletter is read by almost 10,000 people in the forest product industry. The company owns and produces the Mass Timber Conference.
Forest Concepts is a biomaterials and process technology company with a growing portfolio of patents and solutions that convert biomass into high-performing reactor-ready feedstocks. Forest Concepts supplies woody and herbaceous feedstocks to universities, labs, and pilot-scale commercial ventures. Equipment and process technology licenses enable feedstock producers and end users to prepare high-yielding feedstocks at scale. Forest Concepts also manufactures technical wood materials for the environmental and bioproducts markets.
Norris Thermal Technologies is a family owned company that has been in business since 1965. We design and manufacture industrial equipment for a variety of industries. Our products include Beltomatic Dyers, Coolers, and Roasters, which are continuous flow conveyor dryer systems. Safesteril is a continuous flow steam sterilization process for spices, herbs, and other small products. Finally, Biogreen, which was used in the Waste to Wisdom project. Biogreen uses thermochemical conversion through torrefaction, pyrolysis, or gasification processes to extract or convert useful energies or resources out of a waste product.
The Pellet Fuels Institute is a non-profit association that serves the pellet industry, which is comprised of pellet mills, pellet appliance manufacturers, and industry suppliers. The Institute is active in educating consumers about the convenience and practicality of using wood pellet fuel in both residential and commercial applications.
Peterson Pacific Corp. is a Eugene, Oregon based manufacturer of grinders, chippers, debarkers, screens, and blower trucks that serve a wide variety of markets. The company has 110,000 square feet of modern manufacturing space with a capable and innovative engineering group. Peterson machines are sold and supported through a worldwide network of distributors and direct sales and service representatives.
Peterson Horizontal Grinders reduce wood, low value logs and other organic materials; the reduced material is used in the compost, mulch and biomass energy markets. Peterson grinders can also reduce certain construction and demolition materials such as asphalt shingles that can be then recycled and used in hot mix asphalt paving. Peterson drum and disc chippers and debarkers are used to produce wood chips for pulp and paper production as well as biomass energy markets. Peterson blower trucks and trailers are used to broadcast compost and mulch for landscaping and erosion control. Peterson deck screens are used for classifying materials to maximize the value of each product. Many Peterson machines are available in either electric or diesel power depending on the application. For increased mobility at a job site, both tracked and wheeled versions of many of their products are available.
Since 1981, Peterson has specialized in producing machines that turn low-grade organic materials into high value products.
The Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc. (RFFI) is a private non-profit, Section 501(c)3 organization.
Our vision is to establish community-based forests that provide both critical habitat for increased biodiversity and improved regional economic vitality.
Our mission is to acquire, protect, restore, and manage forestlands and other related resources in the Redwood Region for the long-term benefit of the communities located there.
RUF Briquetting Systems is North America’s premier provider of industrial briquetting systems-leveraging smart technology to improve business operations and protect the natural environment. As a leading briquette machine manufacturer, RUF allows companies to create valuable products for the generation of heat and secondary raw materials by making briquettes from production residues. Our briquetting systems help processors and manufacturers from a wide range of industries reduce their carbon footprints, enhance efficiency and increase profitability by generating revenues from “free” resources that are created as byproducts of their operations.
The Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) is an integral component of USDA Forest Service Research and Development (R&D), which is the most extensive natural resources research organization in the world. Forest Service R&D is comprised of five regional research stations, the Forest Products Laboratory, and the International Institute of Tropical Forestry. RMRS maintains 12 research locations throughout a 12 state territory encompassing the Great Basin, Southwest, Rocky Mountains, and parts of the Great Plains. The Station employs over 400 permanent full-time employees, including roughly 100 research scientists.
RMRS administers and conducts ecological research on 14 experimental forests, ranges and watersheds over the long-term. Some of this research dates back over a century and offers invaluable insight into how forests change over time, particularly as we face a changing climate and new disturbance regimes.
The Station also oversees activities on several hundred research natural areas, a network of ecosystems set aside to conserve biological diversity. These areas represent a wide variety of habitats and ecosystems from alpine ecosystems to lowlands; and from coniferous forests of the Northern Rockies to semiarid deserts of the Southwest and prairie ecosystems of the Great Plains.