PORTSMOUTH, NH – Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) recognized Jasen Stock, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA), with the 2018 “Golden Grizzly” Community Impact Award. The award ceremony was held at CBI’s Factory Forum dinner reception on the night of October 3rd at the Portsmouth Sheraton Harborside Hotel.
Stock was instrumental in overriding the veto of Senate Bill 365, which supports biomass energy in the Granite State, and thus the market for woodchips, which landowners and loggers depend on to practice sustainable forestry. Following a veto of the bill earlier this year, NHTOA was the catalyst for a grassroots campaign that engaged stakeholders across New Hampshire’s logging industry, including a community dialogue at CBI to demonstrate the economic impact to suppliers who manufacture logging equipment.
“Jasen Stock and everyone at the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association stood up for hundreds of forestry professionals in the state whose jobs hung in the balance of this legislation,” said Art Murphy, Director of Sales and Marketing at CBI Terex. “Jasen has shown that New Hampshire’s logging industry is a formidable collective voice, and we were glad to recognize his tireless advocacy at our event.”
Visit www.nhtoa.org to learn more, become a member, or support the mission of the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association.