Forest Products Week
Celebrate Montana Forest Products Week every year during the third week in October.
The Montana Legislature established this week in 2011 to honor our forest products industry -- extending appreciation for providing locally made wood products, stewardship of our private and public forests, and gainful employment.
2015 Event Calendar - Open to the Public
Tuesday, October 20
GOVERNOR’S AWARD. Governor Steve Bullock will present the first-ever “Governor’s Award for Excellence in Use of Montana Wood” to Willis Enterprises, LLC, for their efforts in promoting the use of Montana-sourced wood products. The Governor will personally present the award on Tuesday, October 20, at 1 p.m., during a ceremony on-site at Willis Enterprises in Bonner. A tour of the facility is to follow. An RSVP by Monday, October 19, to email@example.com confirming your attendance is appreciated.
Thursday, October 22
FLATHEAD TIMBER TOUR. Tour SmartLAM, a manufacturer of Cross Laminated Timber products in Columbia Falls, then venture north to view the very recent Glacier Rim Fire site and discover first-hand the ins-and-outs of forest management. The event runs 12:30–4:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required: Contact the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce at (406) 758-2803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WALK IN THE WOODS IN CONDON. Venture with Swan Ecosystem Center to view a wetland restoration project and private land forest stewardship project. Next visit Mountain View Log Homes, Swan Valley Montana Firewood, and Nordique Log Homes. Event runs 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Reservations are required; call (406) 754-3137 or email email@example.com.
Friday, October 23
MISSOULA TIMBER TOUR. Visit Willis Enterprises’ wood chipping operation in Bonner; then view one of Governor Bullock’s “Forests-in-Focus” projects at the University of Montana’s Lubrecht Experimental Forest in Greenough. The event runs 12:30–6:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required: Contact the Missoula Chamber of Commerce at (406) 543-6623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Week, Keep an Eye Out For...
MADE IN MONTANA PROUD. Businesses throughout the Missoula and Bitterroot and valleys are displaying signs to showcase their use of Montana wood in either their building design or product lines. When you see the “Made in Montana” insignia, ask for the story.
URBAN TREE BENEFIT TAGS. University of Montana, Missoula, will showcase the value of urban trees on campus — both their environmental benefits and the products derived from them. For the event, forestry students will be hanging tags on trees that denote their value.