The Montana Timber Legacy Foundation remains focused on its mission, outlined in 2014 when the Foundation was established.
Briefly, that mission is to ensure generations of healthy forests for future Montanans through the education and promotion of responsible forest stewardship and to celebrate Montana’s proud timber harvesting heritage.
In addition to its work, the Foundation proudly supports organizations that share its values and mission. Over the past year, it has done just that!
Montana FFA Ag Expo and Career Fair
On November 11, the Montana Timber Legacy Foundation and Montana Logging Association (MLA) sponsored and hosted a booth at the Montana FFA Ag Expo Career Fair held at Montana State University – Bozeman. This annual interactive event is one that the Foundation and MLA look forward to and have attended for the last five years.
The career fair offers a valuable opportunity to engage with Montana high school students. Through educational materials available at the booth and one-on-one discussions with timber harvesting professionals, students learn about the importance of timber harvesting in our state’s history and future and the career opportunities available in the forest products industry.
Montana Forest Products Industry Week
In celebration of Montana Forest Products Week (October 15 – 21), Sun Mountain Lumber, Kanduch Logging, Parke Logging, the Department of Natural Resources (DNRC), with the support of the Montana Timber Legacy Foundation and Montana Logging Association, hosted an interactive experience for students to promote, educate, and celebrate Montana’s forestry products and the people who work so hard to produce them.
Held over three days, Oct. 18-20, high school students from Anaconda, Phillipsburg, Deer Lodge, and Drummond, and members of the Anaconda Jobs Corp, took part in the event. Each day included a safety presentation, a guided tour of an active timber harvesting site and the Sun Mountain Lumber mill in Deer Lodge, and a forest management and logging discussion where participants had the opportunity to ask questions directly to forest management and industry experts.
Society of American Foresters
The Society of American Foresters has been working to restore early logging equipment at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. This year, the Foundation financially assisted the restoration of this 1918 Holt 75 tractor now on display in the museum.
A.L.E.R.T. Air Ambulance Program
The Foundation is a long-time supporter of Logan Health’s Advanced Life Support and Emergency Rescue Team (A.L.E.R.T.) air ambulance program, a vital life-saving tool for rural communities. The program was established in 1975 and was the second hospital-based advanced life support helicopter system and the first rural ambulance service in the nation. It transports, on average, 345 patients a year and is always on standby, ready to fly into action.
You can support the Montana Timber Legacy Foundation through a tax-deductible contribution or donate by registering the Timber Heritage license plate the next time you register your vehicle!
Montana Timber Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation.