Bangor, ME – The Northeastern Loggers’ Association (NELA) recently honored the Hardwood Forestry Fund, headquartered in Reston, Virginia as the recipient of its 2010 Outstanding Management of Resources Award. NELA President Jeffrey Durst presented the award at the Annual Loggers’ Banquet in Bangor, ME in a ceremony attended by over 200 members of the Northeast’s forest products industry.

During his remarks, President Durst told the audience “The Hardwood Forestry Fund has long established itself as an organization dedicated to improving, managing, and sustaining hardwood forests.”

“The HFF was created in 1990 as an educational foundation that provides grants and support for the establishment and restoration of sustainable forests” Durst said. “Since their inception they’ve provided in excess of one million dollars to plan and manage more than 3.7 million trees and to improve more than 6,500 acres of public land that is managed for multiple uses. They’ve got a great track record for creating partnerships among natural resource organizations, educational institutions, forest products companies, and individuals and families. HFF is truly a bright star in the hardwood-dominated states of the central and eastern U.S. and we’re proud to recognize their accomplishments” Durst concluded.

The Northeastern Loggers’ Association, headquartered in Old Forge, NY, is a trade group representing nearly 2,000 members of the Northeast’s logging, sawmilling, and paper industry. The Loggers’ Banquet is held each year immediately prior to the Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Exposition.

SOURCE: Northeastern Loggers’ Assn.

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