Essay contest in its 27th year always delights

Every fall, for the last 27 years, the Idaho Forest Products Commission sponsors an annual Forest Products Week Essay Contest. This year’s submissions were exceptional! “Our judges had a difficult task this year. In fact, we had so many terrific essays that we awarded first place and honorable mentions in six divisions instead of the…

Architecture students design with wood and win

To encourage, recognize and support the creative and innovative use of wood in architectural design, the Idaho Forest Products Commission sponsors a Design With Wood Competition for students from the University of Idaho School of Art and Architecture and Washington State University‘s Architectural Studies Program.    More than 100 students participated in this year’s event!  U-Idaho’s Brannon Jordan of Minneapolis was the…

A Day with Forester Dan

Ann Hewitt’s 5th grade class was recently treated to lessons in forestry with Dr. Dan Miller (who also happens to be Hewitt’s dad) during a forestry tour in the woods of North Idaho.   Miller knows a thing or two about forestry.  In addition to being a guide on nearly 40 Idaho Forest Products tours…