HFF Honored For Outstanding Management of Resources
Bangor, Maine – The Northeastern Loggers’ Association (NELA) recently honored the Hardwood Forestry Fund as the recipient of its 2010 Outstanding Management of Resources Award. NELA President Jeffrey Durst presented the award at the Annual Loggers’ Banquet in Bangor, ME in a ceremony attended by over 200 members of the Northeast’s forest products industry.
During his remarks, President Durst told the audience “The Hardwood Forestry Fund has long established itself as an organization dedicated to improving, managing, and sustaining hardwood forests.”
“The HFF was created in 1990 as an educational foundation that provides grants and support for the establishment and restoration of sustainable forests” Durst said. “Since their inception they’ve provided in excess of one million dollars to plan and manage more than 3.7 million trees and to improve more than 6,500 acres of public land that is managed for multiple uses. They’ve got a great track record for creating partnerships among natural resource organizations, educational institutions, forest products companies, and individuals and families. HFF is truly a bright star in the hardwood-dominated states of the central and eastern U.S. and we’re proud to recognize their accomplishments” Durst concluded.
Rick Philipps, HFF Chairman says “The Hardwood Forestry Fund Board of Directors thanks NELA for recognizing us for the “Outstanding Management of Resources” award. The HFF is proud to share this award with our dedicated team of professional public foresters, our generous contributors, and the many volunteers who donate their time and expertise to our sustainable forestry projects. Every forest we help create or improve today is part of a high quality and available supply of timber for the future. Thank you for recognizing the importance of proactive forest management and for honoring the Hardwood Forestry Fund with this meaningful award.”
The Northeastern Loggers’ Association, headquartered in Old Forge, NY, is a trade group representing nearly 2,000 members of the Northeast’s logging, sawmilling, and paper industry. The Loggers’ Banquet is held each year immediately prior to the Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Exposition. NELA was founded in 1952 and has members in the region from Maine to Minnesota and Missouri to Maryland. NELA publishes the highly respected monthly magazine The Northern Logger and Timber Processor and hosts the annual Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Exposition. Visit NELA to learn more.