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Wood Summit 2018

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There will be presentations and discussions on various topics including:

  • Emerging markets and demands for forest products
  • Contractor bidding information
  • Highlights of successful forestry and wood product businesses
  • Information on a career within the wood industry



Outreach and education are key elements to increasing the capabilities of forestry and wood product businesses in the state. Part of the agenda will include networking and time for participants to visit exhibitor booths and view numerous pieces of forest industry equipment.

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Register to Attend 

Presentations (more info to come)

Conference Agenda (more info to come)

Vendor Application

Credit Card Payment Form

Contractor List (more info to come)

Special Room Rates at the MCM Eleganté Lodge & Resort
(Call the front desk, (575) 258-5500, and mention the NM Wood Industry Summit)

 Speaker Bios

Leveraging Certification in a New Marketplace: 
What is certification? Will it help me make more money? If so, how?

Rachel Wood has been a forester for over 25 years. Her passion is caring for the forest while integrating the objectives of landowners and the characteristics of the surrounding landscape and communities.

Having completed over 200 Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody audits throughout the United States, Rachel now brings that knowledge and expertise to New Mexico to create a chain-of-custody process for verification of sound forest restoration treatments to promote New Mexico wood and uplift forest industry through a program called Source Verified Good Wood™ <>.

After seeing the devastation to forested landscapes after the 2011 Las Conchas Fire she felt the urgency of getting more forest restoration treatments completed which she has seen first-hand decrease the intensity and speed of wildfires.

Rachel is Society of American Foresters Certified Forester #2029.


2018 Sponsors & Partners:
South Central Mountains Resourse Conservation & Development Council (SCMRC&D)
 Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso
Little Bear Reform Coalition
The Village of Ruidoso / Convention Center
MCM Eleganté Lodge and Resort
 Boss LLC / Rick Evans
 Otero County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Upper Hondo Soil and Water Conservation District

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