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May 20, 2014

MADISON -- Four new hires in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources forestry division bring extensive industry and environmental management experience to their new roles in providing support to Wisconsin's forest products industry.

The forest products services program provides assistance to Wisconsin's wood products industry while promoting sustainable forestry practices and balancing the needs of multiple forest stakeholders. The forest products services team maintains an online wood-use database for industry, provides education and outreach support, supplies forest inventory data and supports forest products research.

Steve Hubbard, forest products services team leader, says the new hires reflect the agency's long-term commitment to sustainable management practices. Wisconsin's forests now total more than 17 million acres and each year produce more wood than is harvested.

"The skills and experiences of these new team members help position our state for continued leadership in the forest products industry," Hubbard says. "We anticipate their work will produce exciting opportunities for collaboration that benefit citizens and strengthen the state's economy."

New team members include:

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Steve Hubbard, 608-231-9329,; Jennifer Sereno, communications, 608-770-8084.

Last Revised: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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