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OSU honored the Clatsop Forest and Wood Products Economic Development Committee at an awards ceremony last month. Pictured, back row, from left, Lois Perdue, Hampton Lumber Mills Warrenton Division; Scott Reed, OSU Extension; Craig Sorter, Weyerhaeuser; Cliff Tuttle, Hampton Lumber Mills Warrenton Division; Mark Morgans, Greenwood Resources Inc./Lewis & Clark Timberlands LLC; Valerie Elder, OSU Extension; and Lindsey Shirley, OSU Extension. Front row, Lindsay Davis, OSU Extension; Tom Scoggins, Society of American Foresters; Kevin Leahy, executive Director Clatsop Economic Development Resources/Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center; Clatsop County Commissioner Lianne Thompson; and Tom Clark, Greenwood Resources Inc./Lewis & Clark Timberlands LLC.

CORVALLIS ­— The Clatsop Forest and Wood Products Economic Development Committee was honored by Oregon State University as an organization that has contributed to the success of the OSU Extension program, and its impact in the community, at an awards ceremony in Corvallis last month.

Most notably known for their annual Community Leaders Forestry Tour, other projects and committee activities include: participating in the annual Clatsop County Career & Job Fair; creating interpretive signage carved in slabs of redwood for the Camp 18 Logging Museum; facilitating conversations about Oregon ballot measures; and contributing to an assessment to determine biomass potential in Clatsop County after the 2007 storm.

The Clatsop Forest and Wood Products Economic Development Committee includes: Kevin Leahy, Clatsop Community College, Small Business Development Center executive director; Mark Morgans and Tom Clark, Greenwood Resources, Inc., Lewis & Clark Timberlands LLC; Cliff Tuttle and Lois Perdue, Hampton Lumber Mills; Joyce Aho, Oregon Employment Department; Dan Goody, Oregon Department of Forestry; Lianne Thompson, Clatsop County Commissioner; Mark Gustafson, Gustafson Logging; Tom Scoggins, Society of American Foresters; Craig Sorter and Jay Holland, Weyerhaeuser; and Lindsay Davis and Valerie Elder, Oregon State University Extension.

Hampton Lumber Mills was also honored for their contributions to the Clatsop County 4-H program. Other honorees included Bob’s Red Mill, Oregon Seafood and the Oregon Tree Farm.

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