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Forest Management with Sierra Pacific Industries

June 5, 2015

Overview

Sustainable forest management means more than just planting trees, according to Sierra Pacific Industries. This 3rd generation family-owned forest products company is based in Anderson, California and owns and manages nearly 1.9-million acres of timberland in California and Washington. They are the second largest lumber producer in the United States.

Sierra Pacific Industries is committed to managing its lands in a responsible and sustainable manner to protect the environment while providing quality wood products and renewable power for consumers.

Harvesting trees is much different today than it was fifty to a hundred years ago.  Today they employ modern forest management practices that closely mimic natural forest events.  Technology has dramatically improved, and with, the ability to monitor forest conditions and minimize the impact on the environment.

SPI has invested in state-of-the-art equipment to optimize every fiber of each tree, and they are a certified participant in the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative which help ensure our forests are here for generations.  The expertise of SPI's professional foresters and natural resource specialist guarantees that wildlife habitat, water quality, and other forest values are protected.

We'll have an opportunity to discuss these facts with our guide, Mark Lathrop.

Tour Itinerary (tentative)

9:00am Meet at Sierra Pacific Industries (location to be announced) for Introductions and Morning Refreshments
9:45am Tour Sierra Pacific Industries Sawmills
12:30am Lunch at Pangaeas
1:15pm Bus to Forestry Site
3:00pm Return to Sierra Pacific Industries

What to Bring on This Tour

Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toes shoes; we will be walking in the mills. Bring a camera and a refillable water bottle.

THIS IS CONSIDERED A 'MODERATE' TOUR...there is a lot of walking on this tour not only at the mill site, but in the forest.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 21:23