March 2011

Issue No. 3

By: Henry Schienebeck Have you ever heard the phrase “Strike while the iron's hot”? That saying is reflective of our current political situation. The time is now to get many of the issues we struggle with daily corrected while the climate for pro-business decisions is  favorable. The forest products industry has a great deal to offer in terms of revitalizing a stagnant economy and we will take every opportunity to help the...
By: Denny Olson Welcome to Spring Breakup! Hard to believe it’s that time of year again. It seams like just last year when Denny Renkin, a  Mead forester, said to me “Denny, welcome to spring break up”. Every year when they put load limits on, I think of his big deep voice telling me that. That was 37 years ago. Back in the earlier years it seemed like more loggers looked for a well-needed time off and catch up on their...
By: Lee Schauman As spring breakup approaches, it’s time to relax and refresh for another round of whatever and however we do our jobs. During this breakup, some of us might consider taking small private jobs which might require us to go back to the chainsaw, or if we are chainsaw operators, consider small jobs but might not approach it with the intensity we might have otherwise. To  familiarize ourselves with being a “safe...