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Preservative-Treated Wood and Alternative Products in the Forest Service

About the Authors

James "Scott" Groenier, professional engineer, began working for MTDC as a project leader in 2003. Groenier earned a bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a master's degree in civil engineering from Montana State University. He worked for the Wisconsin and Illinois State Departments of Transportation and with an engineering consulting firm before joining the Forest Service in 1992. He worked as the east zone structural engineer for the Eastern Region and as a civil engineer for the Ashley and Tongass National Forests before coming to MTDC.

Stan T. Lebow is a research scientist for the Durability and Wood Protection Research Unit at the Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, WI. He conducts research in a range of areas involving wood protection, including the treatability and durability of new wood preservatives and the environmental impacts of wood treated with preservatives. He also is active in the standards-setting process of the American Wood-Preservers' Association. Before joining the Forest Service in 1993, he was the senior research scientist for the Department of Forest Products at Oregon State University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1992.

Single copies of this document may be ordered from:

USDA Forest Service, MTDC
5785 Hwy. 10 West
Missoula, MT 59808–9361
Phone: 406–329–3978
Fax: 406–329–3719

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For additional information about selection and use of preservative-treated wood, contact Scott Groenier at MTDC.

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