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WoodStraw at Kent Events Center

WoodStraw® specified at the new Kent Washington Event Center

WoodStraw® wood strand erosion control material was specified by the City of Kent, Washington for mulching natural areas adjacent to the new ShoWare Event Center. The WoodStraw® mulch was manufactured and supplied by Forest Concepts, LLC of Auburn, Washington. The baled wood strand material was delivered as-needed from the Forest Concepts warehouse which is only …

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South Lake Tahoe WoodStraw

BLM Boise Releases 3 Year Revegetation Report Featuring WoodStraw®

The Boise office of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has released its three-year performance monitoring report on erosion control and revegetation for the 2005 Snake One fire along the Snake River near Weiser, Idaho. This post-wildfire application was the first operational use of WoodStraw® wood strand erosion control material by the BLM anywhere in …

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WoodStraw at Snake Fire

Forest Concepts wins Rain Bird Engineering Concepts of the Year Award

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has named James H. Dooley, P.E., ASABE Fellow, recipient of the 2008 ASABE Rain Bird Engineering Concept of the Year Award. The award, endowed by Rain Bird International, honors an engineer or engineering team for a unique contribution to developing or advancing a new engineering concept. The …

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Forest Concepts Awarded USDA SBIR Phase I Contract for Biomass Feedstocks

 Forest Concepts, LLC today launched a new $80,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop improved methods to supply woody biomass feedstocks to the bio-products and bioenergy industries. This is Forest Concepts’ fourth USDA-SBIR contract related to forest products. The current paradigm for dealing …

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Forests Concepts in Biomass Magazine

BIOMASS Magazine Feature Article: “Northwest Ingenuity Takes Shape”

In a six-page story titled “Northwest Ingenuity Takes Shape,” BIOMASS Magazine profiled Forest Concepts as a leading innovator in the bioenergy feedstocks arena. Bryan Sims, staff writer for the industry leading trade magazine, chose to focus on how our WoodMuncher™ technology was developed and is applicable to produce precision bioenergy feedstocks. Sims also commented on …

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Jim Dooley, PhD, P.E., CTO

Jim Dooley Elected President of ASABE

Dr. James H. (Jim) Dooley was elected by the members of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) to be the association’s president for 2008 2009. ASABE is an international educational and scientific organization with more than 9,000 members dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to biological, food, and agricultural systems. Dooley …

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Jim Dooley, PhD, P.E., CTO

Jim Dooley Awarded the Institute of Biological Engineering’s Highest Honor

Dr. James H. Dooley, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer with Forest Concepts, LLC was presented with the Brahm and Sudha Verma Lifetime Visionary Award from the Institute of Biological Engineering at their 2007 annual meeting in St. Louis, MO. The award is the organization’s highest honor, and recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to …

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WoodStraw Application by Blower

Forest Concepts, LLC Wins an AE50 Award from ASABE

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) selected Forest Concepts LLC’s, WoodStraw™ wood-strand erosion control mulch as one of 53 award winning products in the 2006 AE50 competition. Products winning AE50 awards represent the best and the brightest developed around the globe for the agricultural, food, and biological systems industries. The innovations highlighted …

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Forest Concepts sends aid for Jesusita Fire environmental recovery in Santa Barbara

Today Forest Concepts along with Mt. West Helicopters delivered a donated full truckload of their innovative wood-strand erosion control material to Rick Tomassini, Superintendent for the County of Santa Barbara, for use by the homeowners in the areas burned by the recent Jesusita Fire. Conventional straw mulches and erosion control materials do not work well …

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AE50 Outstanding Innovations 2004

Smallwood Pallet Bunks Receive 2004 AE50 Award for Innovative Technology

Multi-Modal Wood Bunks for Small Diameter Roundwood enable efficient transport of wood from forest thinning programs and labor efficient handling of smallwood at community based forest products firms. The all-steel bunks are designed to hold approximately one-half ton of roundwood. The bunks can be moved by pallet jack or forklift at a production facility. The …

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