This site is designed to
provide you, the forest products worker, with up-to-date
and timely information, facts, figures, and some
plain fun stuff about the forests, the industry,
your co-workers, and maybe even about you!.
A millworker once said
to us "We're all in this together!"
That pretty much sums it up. From the guys who
set chokers to folks pulling green chain, from
the people at the veneer lay-up table, to the
millwright's assistant...we are all connected
in one way or the other to Oregon's forests.
We hope these web pages will help you learn something
more about that connection. Others in your communityeven
your familymay learn something about what you
do by seeing the "flow" of material
from the forest to the consumer.
We have created the site to
look the best using the following computer hardware
settings and software:
resolution: 600 x 800, with thousands
of colors. (640 x 480 will work, but will require
more screen scrolling). To maximize your viewing
area, we recommend turning off the menu and toolbars
on your browser.
Netscape Navigator, version 4 or later, or
Microsoft Explorer, version 4 or later
For maximum enjoyment, we
recommend the following plug-ins be installed:
Speed: This is a graphic intensive
site. Modem speeds less than 33.6 kbs will be
to use this website
We've designed these pages
to be easy to navigate. There are many ways to
get to the same place. Explore! Check out the
Break Room, where you can browse
information, or chat with others. Or take a visual
tour of a forest or mill by following the "Forests"
and "Mills." Who knows,
you may learn something new about what happens
'upstream or downstream' from your shop. Hot
topics will appear throughout the site.
These are items you'll find in the news, or get
asked about by your friends and others in your
community. And, you can get quick answers in FAQs
(Frequently Asked Questions) or peruse interesting
Facts on a variety of forest-related
want to hear from you...
Throughout the pages you'll
find opportunities to ask questions, or send your
comments or suggestions about what you see (or
don't see) here. We're anxious to hear your ideas
for topics you want to see. We will try our best
to supply the information you request. Then you
can come to your own conclusions, and share
it with others in the Break Room!
Feel free to contact
us using our mail form.
We hope you enjoy the ForestLearn
pages, and find them useful. We'll be updating
them with new topics and information, so stop
The ForestLearn Team
This site was developed by
Media Center in the College of Forestry at
Oregon State University in partnership with the
Oregon Forest Resources Institute.
ForestLearn Development Team:
Content Development: Barb
Arnold, Autumn Bryant , and Reed Perkins
& Programming: Joe
Harvey, Johnny Tran, John Hu, and Aaron
Oregon Forest Resources Institute
State University College
Dr. Paul Adams, Dr.
Terry Brown, Mike Cloughsey, Dr. Greg Filip,
Steve Fitzgerald, Dr. Ed Jensen, Betsy Littlefield,
Dr. Mike Newton, and Dr. Arnie Skaugset.
Sincere Thanks to the following folks for providing
us support for this project:
Diane Dillard and Jeff
Sorenson, Boise-Cascade, St. Helens
Barb Disser, Weyerhaeuser Containerboard Packaging
and Recycling, Portland
Phil Johnson, Whittier Wood Products, Eugene
Blair Moody, Greg Walch, U.S. Forest Industries,
Inc., White City
Tim McCollister, Freres Lumber Co., Inc.
...and to all those forest products workers
who appear on these pages.