About Us

Industry Advocacy

We are recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an organization endeavoring to cooperate with environmental mandates:

  • Recently the IRA was instrumental in obtaining a favorable ruling from EPA concerning the addition of fence rails in the new Use Categories for CCA-treated products.
  • We had a strong voice in the EPA’s final ruling concerning drip pad standards and restricted-use pesticide in 1992.
  • The IRA received funding for this website through a matching grant from the U.S. Forest Service. The agency recognizes us as legitimate timber producers with a viable interest in Forest Service management policies.

The IRA continually works with our members to portray a united industry to government agencies.

Promoting optimal utilization and healthy forests has been a primary function of the IRA from our beginning. These Before/After photos of a stand of Lodgepole pines illustrate the work we promote in creating healthy forests.