Your participation is needed for a survey about the Coordinated Resource Offerings Protocol (CROP)

Your participation is needed for a survey about the Coordinated Resource Offerings Protocol (CROP)Image: I took this photo of a small-diameter fir and larch thinning project near Missoula, Montana.

We recently posted a request from our partners, the United States Forest Service, asking that you complete a brief survey on your experiences with the Coordinated Resource Offerings Protocol (CROP). Your participation is important because it will help inform the USFS on whether or not to continue CROP and to identify needed improvements if the program is to go on.

I went through the survey myself and it only takes around 5 minutes to complete. I encourage you to take a moment and play a role in the future of this important program. It’s well worth your time.

Click here to take part in the survey.

More about CROP

For those who would like to know more about CROP, here’s a description of the program direct from the USFS:

For the past six years, the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, States, Tribes and other public lands have been implementing the Coordinated Resource Offering Protocol (CROP) feedstock supply study. CROP was created as a tool to help business and financiers shorten the due diligence time and costs typically required in making a fully informed assessment of wood supplies. More importantly, assimilating feedstock data that accurately presents both current and future feedstocks reduces the risk of uncertainty. Addressing these key components of due diligence, the CROP program was intended to accelerate the advancement of forest industry development with faster, less expensive and reliable assessments critically needed by financiers.

Visit the CROP website for even more information.

Craig Rawlings

Craig Rawlings is the president & CEO of Forest Business Network and has 30 years experience in the forest products industry as an entrepreneur and technical consultant. He can be reached by calling 406.240.0300 or by using our contact form.

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