Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

 Due to a lapse in federal funding, this USDA website will not be actively updated. Once funding has been reestablished, online operations will continue.


  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub

    Description

    Founded in 1910 by the U.S. Forest Service to serve as a centralized, national wood research laboratory, the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) has a long history of providing technical services to other government agencies, including those within the Defense (DoD). A recent search of FPL’s library and correspondence files revealed that approximately 10,000 articles, reports, manuals, other technical publications, and communications have been generated and provided to the DoD since 1910. FPL has provided support on a broad array of technical questions—from designing lightweight packaging systems for transporting materiel to Europe and the South Pacific during World War II to assisting in the design and repair of motor mounts for minesweepers used in Desert Storm. This article offers a brief review of some of the contributions FPL has made in support of the United States’ military.

    Publication Notes

    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Risbrudt, Christopher D.; Ross, Robert J.; Blankenburg, Julie J.; Nelson, Charles A. 2007. Forest Products Laboratory : supporting the nation''s armed forces with valuable wood research for 90 years. Forest products journal. Vol. 57, nos. 1/2 (Jan./Feb. 2007): pages [6]-14.

    Keywords

    Forest products, military aspects, United States, wood, history, research institutes, Dept. of Defense, Forest Products Laboratory, utilization, research

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/29233