Next week is National Forest Products Week and we couldn’t be more excited! We have much to celebrate here at the World Forestry Center as we focus on the myriad of benefits the forest gives us. Clean air, clean water, habitat for our wildlife, and recreational opportunities are just the start of what our forests provide and why we care so much about sustainably managing them. The Governor’s proclamation of October 15-21, 2017 as Oregon Forest Products Week also reminds us that Oregon is a leader in wood products manufacturing and that the forest sector contributes more than $12 billion annually to our state’s economy. We are truly fortunate to live in Oregon.