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Forestry Industry is Making an Appearance on the Big Screen
FISTA and GLTPA are helping approximately 11 million households learn about sustainable forestry
After much time, patience, and hard work, the forestry industry is making an appearance on the big screen. Thanks in part to the production capabilities of Discover Media Works in Madison, WI, the Forest Industry Safety & Training Alliance, Inc (FISTA) and the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association (GLTPA) are helping approximately 11 million households learn about sustainable forestry and its many benefits through the "Into the Outdoors" program.
The 30-minute episode, set to air this weekend, uses kids and young adult hosts to interview forestry professionals and explain the components of the forest ecosystem, two types of forest management, and how each management type benefits wildlife, water, and air quality. The hosts also put their knowledge to the test by using a certain kind of wood to build a house for one wildlife species. Finally, the show helps viewers put into perspective what a world without forest products would be like by creatively showing how much they impact our everyday lives.
While the program speaks to kids, it also educates parents on some unique products they may not expect to come from trees such as toothpaste, ice cream and frosting, to name a few.
A special thanks to Jane Severt with the Wisconsin County Forests Association (WCFA), Don Nelson with PCA, Roger Pludeman, Denny Olson, and the FISTA and GLTPA staff for their creative contributions to the show's content.
Also, without the financial contributions of AgStar Financial Services, Johnson Timber Corporation, Nortrax, Inc, R.M. Connor - F.B. Connor Memorial Foundation, the WCFA, and many others this production would not have been possible.
FISTA and GLTPA are proud to be part of an industry that is so important to the economic and environmental welfare of society and to be representing the professionals who make it a success.
Be sure to check your local listings for this weekend's episode
The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association (GLTPA) is a non-profit organization that is committed to leading the forest products industry in sustainable forest management through advocacy, professionalism, service to members, education, and training.
The GLTPA has represented members in Wisconsin and Michigan for over 65 years. GLTPA members include loggers, truckers, sawmills, paper manufacturers, private and commercial forest landowners, forestry professionals, and outdoor recreational enthusiasts.
Together, with sustainable forestry practices, we will protect our forests' renewable resources for generations to come.
For more information, visit our website at www.timberpa.com.