FORMER MFPC DIRECTOR OF SFI AND FOREST POLICY, SCOTT ROBBINS, RECOGNIZED FOR PROMOTING, PROTECTING AND SUSTAINING MICHIGAN’S FORESTS
August 5, 2021
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Forest Products Council (MFPC) announced that the organization’s former director of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and forest policy, Scott Robbins, received the annual Tuebor Award last week.
“Scott’s commitment to the forest products industry is a unique find in the world today,” said MFPC Chairman, Marc Blom. “Since his start with the council in 2011, he worked tirelessly to promote the sustainability and integrity of the industry. He is deserving of this award and joins the ranks of former senators, governors, congressional members, and well-respected industry representatives.”
The MFPC cited some of his accomplishments to:
- Nine years of dedicated service for the Michigan Forest Products Council
- Michigan SFI Implementation Committee awarded SFI IC 2014 Annual Achievement Award
- Trained more than 12,000 loggers and forest industry professionals in accordance with the SFI training standards
- Successful navigation of statewide best management practices studies resulting in 97% conformance
- Numerous forest roads and transportation discussions resulting in the adoption of several related laws
- Crucial in discussions surrounding recognition of the carbon neutrality of biomass
- Well-respected representation of MFPC on countless state and industry committees and boards
The annual Tuebor Award recognizes significant accomplishments in business and natural resource policy. Recognition focuses on leadership in support of well-managed forests that are vital to Michigan’s quality of life, environment, and economy.
Robbins’ joins the ranks of previous Tuebor award recipients like former Senators Tom Casperson and Gerald Van Woerkom, former Governors Jennifer Granholm and Rick Snyder, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, and MDNR Director, Keith Creagh.
“This award recognizes not only his forestry advocacy but also an uncommon passion to improve the industry for all landowners and forestry-related businesses. He recognized the tremendous potential of this renewable, natural-resource-based economy,” said Amanda Hattis, director of communications.
The Michigan Forest Products Council works to promote, protect and sustain a globally competitive forest products industry in Michigan. It is a statewide organization representing the forest products industry, which owns millions of acres of timberland and employs over 96,000 men and women in Michigan.