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BURN-UP Biomass Harvesting Workshops

DATE(S): September 15 and 16, 2009
LOCATION: Seney (9/15/09) and Alberta (9/16/09)
TOPIC(S): woody biomass harvest, harvest equipment

Two woody biomass demonstration harvest workshops will be conducted in September in the Western and Eastern Upper Peninsula. The purpose of these workshops is to inform loggers, foresters, and landowners about the operational aspects of harvesting woody biomass and the ecological constraints that should be applied.


Keeping the Home Fires Burning: Sustainable Development for the UP

Friday, May 02, 2008
TOPIC(S): Upper Peninsula, woody biomass, schools
This document is the pdf version of the PowerPoint  presentation given at the spring 2008 tours of three wood-heated schools across Michigan's Upper Penisula.  It addresses four main topics: 1) The Biomass Utilization and Restoration Network for the Upper Peninsula (the BURN-UP project); Woody biomass supply issues; ecological sustainability issues; economic and social sustainability issues; and priorities for action.

Wood Biomass/Timber Harvesting and Processing Exposition

Friday, July 24, 2009
TOPIC(S): biomass harvesting, processing
This expo will involve live cutting demonstrations of timber and woody biomass harvesting/processing equipment from various manufacturers on designated 5-acre sites, with designated viewing areas to ensure safety.

Harnessing the Power of Local Wood Energy

Thursday, November 06, 2008
TOPIC(S): Local biomass utilization; Sustainable energy production

Harnessing the Power of Local Wood Energy is a community resource guide, written by Caitlin Cusack, that weaves technical information with the personal stories of community members who want to heat their local school with sustainably produced woodchips. It details how a rural community can take advantage of the cost savings of wood energy while assuring the wood is sourced and utilized in a "Sustainable, Efficient, Local, and Fair (SELF)" manner.


Forest Residue Bundling Evaluation (FRBE)

Monday, March 24, 2008
SOURCE: http://www.fs.fed.us/woodybiomass/strategy/bundling/
The objective of this project is to quantify biomass bundler operation in a range of typical western conditions, documenting productivity, impacts, and treatment outcomes. Specifically, the project will examine effects of:
  • Terrain and site layout (slope and travel distances)
  • Species (pinyon-juniper, lodgepole pine, firs)
  • Pre-treatment conditions (scattered logging slash, cut-to-length (CTL) residuals, landing piles)
  • Stand conditions (volume per acre, material size, residual spacings)
This page last updated on 3/25/2008.
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