Forest restoration project could bolster timber industry

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Forest restoration project could bolster timber industry

Creative solutions sought for small, damaged trees in Southwest Colorado
Carmen Fernandez splits aspen logs at Aspen Wood Products in Mancos. Aspen Wood Products took over the former Western Excelsior plant after it burned in 2017. Aspen Wood Products manufactures raw materials from wood needed for things such as erosion-control products and air-conditioner pads. The Rocky Mountain Restoration Initiative is interested in working with businesses that can make wood products out of the timber that needs to be removed from the forest to improve the forest’s health and prevent wildfires.

Forest restoration project could bolster timber industry

Carmen Fernandez splits aspen logs at Aspen Wood Products in Mancos. Aspen Wood Products took over the former Western Excelsior plant after it burned in 2017. Aspen Wood Products manufactures raw materials from wood needed for things such as erosion-control products and air-conditioner pads. The Rocky Mountain Restoration Initiative is interested in working with businesses that can make wood products out of the timber that needs to be removed from the forest to improve the forest’s health and prevent wildfires.
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