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 and extend its appreciation for providing locally made wood products, stewardship of our private and public forests, and gainful employment.
NEW - DNRC now accepting nominations for the Governor's Forest Products Award.
The DNRC Forestry Division is now accepting nominations for the Governor’s Forest Products Award. This award will be presented during Montana Forest Products Week (October 16-22) to one outstanding individual or entity for their role in promoting the importance or use of Montana wood products, supporting the forest dependent communities of Montana, and their commitment to sustainability in the forest products sector.
If you know a deserving individual or entity, fill out the nomination form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 16, 2016. The winner will be notified within two weeks of the application deadline.
Participate by Hosting a 2016 Montana Forest Products Week Event!
Grant Funds are Available
Limited funding is available to contribute toward expenses related to the planning and hosting of a Forest Products Week event.
Apply to the Request for Proposals.
- A Guide for Hosting a Walk in the Woods Event
2016 Events Calendar - Open to the Public
Begins Sunday, October 16 - Schedule To Be Determined
Typical Events Include:
TIMBER TOUR. Tour a manufacturer of wood products and venture into the field to view first-hand, the ins-and-outs of forest management. Generally, pre-registration is required. Details to follow.
WALK IN THE WOODS. Tour a wetland restoration project and private land forest stewardship project or similar.
All Week, Keep an Eye Out For...
MADE IN MONTANA PROUD. Businesses will display 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.