The 23rd Annual Blackfly Breakfast - June 17th, 2021

Timber harvest

The 23rd Annual Blackfly Breakfast took place on June 17th, 2021.

Representatives from across the forest products industry provided updates in a roundtable format to approximately 82 participants covering topics such as biomass electricity, pulp and paper markets, lumber demand and more.

Following the market update, Ricky McLain presented an overview of mass timber then Dr. Clouston shared background on a flagship mass timber building in Massachusetts—the John W. Olver Design Building. She told the story of how the building came to be and how it spurred her recent research into cross-laminated timber panels made from Eastern Hemlock and Eastern White Pine grown in Southern New England.

This program was co-sponsored by NH Division of Forests and Lands, NH Timberland Owners Association, NH Sustainable Forestry Initiative State Implementation Committee, Support was also provided by the USDA Forest Service.

The webinar lasted approximately 2 hour and 24 minutes; see the agenda below for topics, speakers and the start time for each speaker.


Welcome – Steve Roberge, UNH Cooperative Extension (00:00:00)

Market Update

Patrick Hackley – Division of Forests and Lands (00:03:26)

Bob Bradbury – Landvest (00:11:24)

Charlie Niebling – INRS (00:17:35)

Leo Maslan – Finch (00:24:32)

Dave Harvey – ND Paper (00:34:05)

George Davenport – HHP (00:42:35)

Ed Witt – Madison Lumber (00:50:15)

Jethro Poulin & Steve HalleMilan Lumber (00:54:50)

Henry Kober – DCI Furniture (01:01:30)

Mass Timber Program

Ricky McLain – Woodworks (01:12:18)

Dr. Clouston – UMass Amherst (01:42:05)


Extension State Specialist, Forest Resources
Full State Specialist/Professor, Natural Resources
Phone: (603) 862-4861
Office: UNH Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824