WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement in response to James (Jim) Hubbard’s confirmation as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Hubbard worked for the Colorado Forest Service for 35 years and served as the state’s chief forester for the last 20 years.
“AWC congratulates Under Secretary Hubbard on his confirmation. His background makes him distinctly qualified to lead USDA efforts in its role supporting robust forests, which includes advancing markets for wood products.
“For example, moving the construction of tall wood buildings forward would introduce carbon-neutral building materials to our urban areas, as well as create jobs in rural areas. Supporting tall wood construction is a win-win for the Administration, the environment, and the American people.”