The Power of Partnerships: FPMU June Update Now Online

fpmuupdateThe latest Update from the Forest Products Laboratory’s Forest Products Marketing Unit (FPMU) is now available!

The June 2016 Update focuses on the power of partnerships. FPMU works closely with program delivery partners across the United States to support utilization and marketing of forest residues, small-diameter trees, and woody biomass—all generated through hazardous fuels reduction, forest management, and restoration. This Update includes a guest column from one such partner and also a calendar of upcoming classes, events, and workshops.

If you would like to receive the FPMU Update via email, send a message to to be added to the distribution list.

Forest Products Marketing Unit Launches Monthly “UPDATE”

The Forest Products Marketing Unit (FPMU) at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) works collaboratively and strategically with Forest Service and external partners to advance high-value, high-volume markets for woody biomass.

Even small investments in woody biomass utilization can have substantial impacts. (

The FPMU UPDATE looks to connect people across the forest-to-product market chain. (photo:

To keep folks across the “forest-to-products” marketing chain informed and connected, the FPMU is sending a monthly UPDATE to those in industry, research, forest resource, forest management and other partners. The first UPDATE is now available on the FPL website.

Each monthly UPDATE will feature a current program, highlighting important connections between the forest to market supply chain.  Key information on upcoming events and recent news will be provided, as a means to strengthen wood utilization and marketing.

If you would like the FPMU UPDATE delivered right to your inbox, simply send an email with your request to Ann Sarnecki at

To achieve forest restoration and foster resilient forests, support for existing markets and development of emerging markets is critical.  FPMU focuses on utilization and marketing opportunities for products and residues from forest timber harvest, land restoration activities, fuels reduction, natural disaster recovery and urban forestry.