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Minnesota Forest Industries launches new information-filled Web site

Duluth-based Minnesota Forest Industries (MFI), the association representing the state's forest products companies, has launched a new Web site - www.minnesotaforests.com - that is filled with information of interest to both adults and school chi...

Duluth-based Minnesota Forest Industries (MFI), the association representing the state's forest products companies, has launched a new Web site - www.minnesotaforests.com - that is filled with information of interest to both adults and school children.

Included on the Web site are information about best management practices, timber sales, sustainability, trees' positive impacts on global warming, industry research and much more. A section dedicated to "Kids & Teachers" contains downloadable games and teaching materials, as well as an application form for teachers wishing to apply for forest education grants.

The Web site also contains an area for ordering Papermaking Kits, Wood Kits, books, posters and other forest products industry materials.

"With various links to the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Forest Resources Council, professional loggers, the U.S. Forest Service and more than 50 other resources, we hope people will use minnesotaforests.com as their first stop when seeking information about the forest products industry," said Wayne Brandt, MFI's executive vice president.

Minnesota Forest Industries encourages conservation, proper forest management and industry development that foster sound environmental stewardship, multiple use of timberlands and long-term timber supply. MFI's member companies are: Ainsworth Engineered, LLC; Boise, Inc.; Hedstrom Lumber Company; International Paper; Louisiana Pacific; NewPage Corporation, Duluth Mill; Norbord Minnesota; Potlatch, Sappi Fine Paper North America; UPM, Blandin Paper Mill; and Verso Paper, Sartell Mill.

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