Our Wildfire-Affected Tree Farms in Oregon Look to the Future — and Work Together for Support

In September 2020, the Holiday Farm Fire burned across nearly 166,000 forested acres in Oregon. Some of those impacted acres — including some of our own — were so damaged the soil couldn’t hold water. That meant many seedlings planted there would not survive. ... Read More
May 15, 2024

Crown Z Trail Signage Project in Oregon Shares the Story of Modern Forestry

The Crown Z Trail meanders for 23 miles between the towns of Scappoose and Vernonia, Oregon, just northwest of the Portland metro area. Part paved and part gravel, the trail invites users to walk, hike, bike and ride horses up and down its length — including through part of our Northwest Oregon tree farm in Columbia County, Oregon. ... Read More
April 18, 2024

Drew Wopat Plans for Success, in Our Maine Timberlands and in the Community

Drew Wopat originally went to college to be a civil engineer. But after visiting a booth sponsored by the University of Maine at the Fryeburg Fair, he switched to forestry. “I love being outside,” says Drew, a planning lead who works from our Greenville Timberlands office in Maine. “I’m grateful I made the decision to pursue this career and spend my days in the woods.” ... Read More
April 8, 2024

Book by Book: Volunteer of the Year Malissa Webber Takes Diversity to School

It started out small: Volunteering to catalog a tiny library at her daughter’s co-op preschool after noticing the books were outdated and lacked diverse representation. One thing led to another, and five years later Malissa Webber, communications manager for Roots News and ERGs, was averaging 100 hours of volunteer time annually at her kids’ current school, North Seattle French School. ... Read More
March 13, 2024

Volunteer of the Year Scott Bennett Fosters Cross-Cultural Unity and Understanding

This fall, Scott Bennett, senior IT engineer in Columbia Falls, Montana, journeyed halfway around the world with a team of eight volunteers — including his son and brother-in-law. They were traveling to help address a critical need for clean water in the remote rural village of Kattakur, India, as part of a project through Aasha India, an organization that promotes development and infrastructure projects in the country’s most impoverished regions. ... Read More
February 28, 2024