The Hardwood Forestry Fund, headquartered in Reston, Va., was recognized with the 2010 Outstanding Management of Resources Award by The Northeastern Loggers’ Association (NELA) recently. NELA president Jeffrey Durst presented the award at the Annual Loggers’ Banquet in Bangor, Maine, in a ceremony attended by more than 200 members of the Northeast’s forest products industry.

Durst told the audience that 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” he 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. 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.”

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.

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