Forest Products Bring 65,000 Jobs In Wisconsin
In 1960, Congress designated the third week of October as National Forest Products Week as a time to recognize the many products that come from our forests, the people who work in and care for our forests, the businesses that make forest products and the ways in which forest products contribute to our lives.
While those of us who live among the trees often don't think about it, the DNR's Kirsten Held says the week is designed to help people remember what trees mean to Wisconsin...
"....to recognize that forests do play an essential part in our state's history, our culture and in our environment, as well as recognizing the huge economic contribution of forests to Wisconsin...."
Forest products companies in Wisconsin contribute $24.7 billion annually to the state's economy and forests directly provide nearly 65,000 jobs for Wisconsin residents with a payroll of $3.7 billion.