Sustainability Stories

Arkansas Timberlands Partners With the State to Expand Fishing and Recreation Access in Dierks

For nearly a century, residents of Dierks, Arkansas, have secretly honed their fishing skills at Dierks City Pond. For most of that time, the pond has been used as a stand-by resource for our lumber mill’s fire-suppression systems and has been off-limits to the public. But that didn’t stop residents — including Michael Stokes, now our Arkansas-Oklahoma Timberlands wood flow manager — from sneaking in for a few casts. ... Read More
February 9, 2024

Trust, Transparency and Trees: How Weyerhaeuser Showed Up at COP28

For two weeks starting in late November, delegates from around the world convened in Dubai for the 2023 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference, better known as COP28, to negotiate the global response to climate change. This was the largest COP gathering so far, nearly doubling last year’s attendance. And though Weyerhaeuser has participated in COP before, this year we elevated our presence and strategic engagement to capitalize on the growing momentum around our business and sustainability goals. ... Read More
January 9, 2024

Millions of Our Trees Start Their Lives With Viviana Olivares and Our Rochester Seed Plant

On a sunny September afternoon at our nursery in Rochester, Washington, hundreds of burlap bags full of Douglas-fir cones rest on enormous, covered outdoor racks. At this stage, they are nearly ready to start their journey through the drying, sorting, counting and stratification processes necessary to prepare them for planting. Viviana Olivares, seed plant manager, and her team will be there every step of the way. ... Read More
December 12, 2023

Thriving in Zwolle: Getting to Know Our First THRIVE Community

Our mill near the corner of Obrie and South Main has long been the beating heart of Zwolle, population 1,638. Newspaper reports place a sawmill in the area as far back as 1897 — around the time of the town’s founding as a whistle stop on the Kansas City Southern Railway. These days, with logs entering its gates 200 yards from the front door of city hall, it’s hard to tell if the mill was built around the town or if the town was built around the mill. ... Read More
November 30, 2023

A Call for Greater Trust and Transparency in the Carbon Marketplace

Leaders from around the world will soon gather in Dubai for COP28 to continue mobilizing the global response to climate change. Among the key topics will be the role and effectiveness of carbon markets as one solution to this challenge. ... Read More
November 28, 2023