Did you know that working forests protect 60,000 miles of streams running through 9.3 million acres of forests so salmon can thrive?
Wood is made from the power of the sun. With new technology, such as Cross Laminated Timber, we can create a climate-friendly approach to construction.
At every stage -- growing, planting, harvesting and producing renewable wood products, working forests and wood stores carbon.
Replanting what we take out is important to us. In fact, our foresters plant 3 trees for every one harvested. That’s 52 million trees a year.
Although fires are part of a natural cycle, when blazes break out in unmanaged, unhealthy forests, the results exceed Nature’s plans.
Working forests work hard for you, the animals, and our planet. Here’s our process from beginning to end (and beginning again).
The history of timber in Washington State is incredible and the stories of families’ livelihood in the woods is both inspiring and motivating. Our forests are important to me and managing them for future generations to enjoy is critical. Growing up in the foothills of Mt. Rainier was the perfect... Read more
As Vice President of Vaagen Bros. Lumber in Colville Washington, I personally spend a great deal of time with the members of our communities engaging about the importance of good forest management. This season’s fires are evidence of the importance of quality forest management. Working with our Northeast Washington Forestry... Read more
Working as a wildlife biologist is a fulfilling career that aligns with my lifelong passion for the natural world. My curiosity began as a child in the Oregon wilderness, exploring the rivers and mountains with my family. These childhood experiences led to young adult adventures which inspired me to pursue... Read more
Unlike most foresters I did not obtain a degree in forestry, but in ecology and conservation biology with a minor in wildlife, and I am now working on my Natural Resource Policy and Administration master’s degree from the University of Florida. I have done everything from environmental education to marine biology... Read more
A forester isn’t just someone who harvests trees.
Working forests’ facts, stats, and more.
How science and research play a part.
Cómo la ciencia y la investigación juegan un papel.