Forest Products Utilization

Healthy forests and strong markets are dependent upon active, responsible forest management. Markets for wood and forest products lead to increased timber harvesting and forest management. Active forest management improves the health of Nebraska's tree and forest resources, making forests sustainable over time.

The primary goal of the Forest Products Utilization program is to facilitate the development of strong, sustainable markets for the state’s tree and forest resources. This is accomplished with staff providing expert technical assistance, developing high-quality information resources, supporting strong collaborative partnerships with businesses and other organizations, and fostering business expansion and new business development.

Machine harvesting timber logs in Nebraska forest

Timber Products

Nebraska produces a variety of wood products from our forest resources. The Nebraska Forest Service offers a variety of assistance opportunities to Nebraska’s forest products industry.

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Great Plains Biochar Initiative

The GPBI is a multi-state initiative to promote the use and development of biochar products in the Great Plains.

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Nebraska Wood Energy Team

The NWET is a partnership between local, state and federal organizations to promote the use of wood energy in facilities around Nebraska.

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The forest products utilization program frequently hosts events and trainings related to wood products and wood utilization.

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Patrons gathered around a portable sawmil demonstration.
Close up photograph of wood chips.


The forest products utilization program strives to provide relevant informational resources for individuals, businesses and organizations.

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