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Forest Products Week



We are Celebrating Montana Forest Products Week starting October 20th. Find us on Facebook!

Follow us on social media! We announce upcoming events, post information, and share lots of great posts from Montana and the Nation.

Facebook: @MTForestProductsWeek

Instagram: @chooseMTwood

The Montana Legislature established this week in 2011 to honor our forest products industry and extend its appreciation for providing locally made wood products, stewardship of our private and public forests, and gainful employment.


Check out the Calendar of Events for Forest Products Week 2019: DOWNLOAD HERE


Governor's Award for Excellence in Promotion and Utilization of Montana Wood:

Every year  the Governor recognizes an individual or entity that has made significant contributions to the promotion and/or utilization of Montana wood products. Ryan Palma was the 2018 winner, scroll down to learn more about Ryan and this award.

Want to nominate an individual or entity for the 2019 Governor's Award? Nomination forms are HERE.


Walk in the Woods and Timber Tour Mini-Grants

Independent walks in the woods and timber tours are some of the most widely attended and popular activities of Montana Forest Products Week. Hosted by community groups, educators, mills, foresters and forest landowners, these events are the cornerstone of the this dynamic celebration..Up to $500 per event in funding assistance is available through competitive application for outstanding events. Take advantage of this great opportunity and celebrate the good Montana Wood Products do for all of us!

Interested in hosting a Forest Products Week event? Download the RFP for funding assistance HERE

Made in Montana Proud!

Do you produce wood products? Is your business built with Montana wood? Are Montana wood products a part of your product line? If you answered yes, we would like to recognize your contribution in our Forest Products Week social media campaign. To participate simply submit a picture representing your business and featuring the sign pictured below (DOWNLOAD AS PDF HERE) to, include some brief text about your business and how you use or produce Montana wood. Participating businesses will be featured on our Facebook page, and Instagram feed.

We Feature MT Wood 2019


The 2018 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Use and Promotion of Montana Wood.


Ryan Palma 2019Ryan Palma of Sustainable Lumber Company was announced as the 2018 recipient of the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Use and Promotion of Montana Wood on October 25th at the 2018 Forestry Pioneers Ceremony.

Montana’s forest products industry is integral to forest management, watershed restoration, wildfire risk reduction and the overall health of our forests. Every year the Governor honors the importance of the forest products sector with The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Use and Promotion of Montana Wood.

This year’s award was presented to Ryan Palma, president and owner of Sustainable Lumber Company. He has been engaged in Montana’s lumber industry for 21 years, specializing in wood flooring and wall paneling, and is now one of the largest producers of solid-wood fir-flooring in the world. Sustainable Lumber Company’s products are produced in Montana, with Montana wood and Palma continuously promotes Montana wood products to markets both near and far. These products adorn breweries, restaurants, gyms, commercial buildings and homes in Montana and from California to New York. Chosen for their utility and aesthetic qualities, Sustainable Lumber Company’s products connect people from across the country to Montana’s forests, forest workers and forested communities. Ryan Palma is an ambassador to the nation for Montana forest products and the valuable role they serve in helping manage our treasured forest lands.


Congratulations, Ryan!





2016 Photos of Events

HLHUSFS StopRWWMSO ChamberSustainable LumberKahl'sMSO CollegeUM Tree Tags

For more information, contact DNRC Forest Products  Program byor call (406) 542-4210.     DNRC Facebook   Twitter