The Montana Wood Products Association

The Montana Wood Products Association was founded in 1972 and serves as a major voice for the wood products industry while actively dealing with timber, logging, and wood products manufacturing issues in the public arena, and with state and federal government.

Mission Statement: To promote healthy forests and healthy communities through management of Montana’s forests.

The Latest Headline News Links

MT TLMD 2015 Annual Report (, 1/29/2016)
…2015 Montana DNRC Trust Lands Management and Forestry Divisions annual report.…

Montana Congressional Letter to US Trade Office (, 10/28/2015)
…Montana's lumber mills play a critical role in our state's economy...read more…

NACo Senate Ag letter (, 9/18/2015)
…On behalf of the National Association of Counties (NACo), the only national organization that represents the 3,069 counties across the United States, I am writing to express support for quick action in the U.S. Senate to reform federal forest management practices and address the wild fire funding crisis, like what was included in the House passed legislation, the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015 (H.R. 2647). (Read More)…

Industry Sign on Letter Federal Forest Reform (, 9/15/2015)
…September 15, 2015 Dear Senator: Our organizations write to urge you to take quick action on wild fire funding reform and reform of federal forest management this fall. As you are aware, we are enduring a record breaking fire season, with more than 8 million acres of land – the vast majority of it Federal public land – burned so far this year. Many Senators from the impacted States have committed to addressing the current system for funding wildfire suppression. We applaud this effort – but we strongly urge you to include forest management reform in any legislation intended to stop fire borrowing. (Read More)…

National Forests on the Brink (, 9/1/2015)
…It’s another hot, dry summer, and another several million acres of public forests are going up in flames. As the end of August approaches, over 7 million acres have burned – including almost a million acres of National Forests, and those losses should concern all Americans. (read more)…

Forest Resources of the United States, 2012 (, 8/31/2015)
…A Technical Document Supporting the Forest Service Update of the 2010 RPA Assessment…

Chief Tidwell's Letter to the Field on Fire Borrowing (, 8/27/2015)
…Fire suppression was funded at $1.01 billion this fiscal year. The July fire projection model indicated that the agency would incur costs between $869 million and $1.53 billion from the fire suppression fund. Currently, there remains approximately $174 million for fire suppression in fiscal year 2015. We anticipate the current extreme fire activity to continue through the end of the fiscal year and are projecting that the Forest Service will not have sufficient suppression funds. Read more...…

2015 | Timber Industry in Focus (, 1/5/2015)
…We have updated our educational booklet on forestry and the timber industry in Montana. Check it out!…