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US Forest Service

The Future of the Hardwood Lumber Industry

Charlie Becker

Charlie has worked for the Department of Forestry for almost 30 years, first as an Area Forester, then Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Forester and for the last 16 years running the Utilization & Marketing Program. He assists forest industry, landowners and other stakeholders in Virginia by collecting, analyzing and disseminating economic, resource and related information.

Charlie continues to be involved with several projects related to identifying and promoting new markets for forest resources including certification, biomass energy, small scale and specialty forestry products, agroforestry, mass timber construction, urban wood utilization and international marketing.


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