Forest Business Network

Forest Business Network (FBN) is a Missoula, Montana based company led by Craig Rawlings, one of the nation's leading experts on small-diameter and underutilized timber and woody biomass, and business creation and growth strategies within the forest products industry.

FBN engages in four activities:

 1. A forest business consultancy that, through the BitterRoot Economic Development District's Forest Business Technical Assistance Project, helps forest business owners develop products from small-diameter timber, creates business and marketing plans, matches projects with grants, provides hands-on management assistance, and aids in project management.2. Producer of an international industry event called the Small Log Conference, which is held every two years in Couer d'Alene, Idaho.3. Publishes a highly regarded and trafficked website at www.ForestBusinessNetwork.com4. Publishes an email newsletter read by close to 10,000 subscribers that comprise a who's who of the forest products industry.  

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Last week, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it will give a LEED credit to wood from American Tree Farm System (ATFS) certified forests and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified forests. more »

Apr 14, 2016 8:45 AM , News

Humboldt State University, along with Forest Business Network and 14 other regional partners, has received a $5.88 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct innovative biomass research. more »

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