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Forest Products Week

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We are Celebrating Montana Forest Products Week starting October 18th. 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 2020: 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.Craig Rawlings was the 2019 winner, scroll down to learn more about Craig and this award.

Want to nominate an individual or entity for the 2020 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 2019 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Use and Promotion of Montana Wood.


craigCraig Rawlings of the Forest Business Network was announced as the 2019 recipient of the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Use and Promotion of Montana Wood on October 22nd at the 2019 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.

Craig Rawlings has sawdust in his veins. He has almost 50 years of involvement with the forest products industry. Craig has been at the fore-front of supporting the development of markets, businesses, and technologies that sustainably transport, use or manufacture biomass and wood products. He cut his teeth managing operations at the Montana Pacific International Sawmill in Roundup. He also co-founded a family business, Rawlings Wood Hogs. Today, Rawlings Wood Hogs represents an industry standard that is utilized by sawmills, pulp mills and bio-energy operations throughout the world, ensuring material formerly considered “waste-wood” is actively utilized as value added products and biomass fuel. Craig was also instrumental in forming the North American Forest Partnership and has been an extremely supportive and committed advocate of the partnership’s work to ensure the forest products sector is represented and promoted globally.  Craig formed the Forest Business Network, a team of outstanding professionals, who host the annual International Mass Timber Conference. This conference is a wood promotion and utilization phenomenon that attracts individuals from all over the world. It is the premiere wood utilization event at the nexus of conservation, design, construction, forestry and sustainability.


Congratulations, Craig!





2016 Photos of Events

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