Yuzhen Li's Precision Mapping Tools Provide Unprecedented Clarity and Value

Having detailed, accurate information about stream networks is critical for our Timberlands teams to protect and manage water resources on our land. This information facilitates our forest harvest, planning and silviculture operations, as well as environmental compliance and our sustainability and certification processes. But it’s not easy data to get — in many places the forest canopy covers streams and other water features, making them difficult to spot using standard mapping tools. ... Read More
February 21, 2023

Mike Stalnaker Is Working to Make Every Day at Buckhannon Better Than the Last

For some, innovation can feel like a lightning bolt, a sudden flash of clarity or inspiration for a great idea. For others, innovation is more like a million tiny steps that lead toward continuous improvement and greater efficiency over time. ... Read More
February 15, 2023

Innovator of the Year Zack Allen Solves Cant-Feed Issues with a Can-Do Mindset

For Zack Allen, innovation isn’t a special project or something extra. It’s simply always on his mind. “It starts with a problem or opportunity,” says Zack, filing team leader at our sawmill in Cottage Grove, Oregon. “And there’s always something that needs to be fixed for good or that could be done better.” ... Read More
February 6, 2023

Saving the Time We Spend on Repetitive Tasks Through Robotic Process Automation

What if many of your repetitive daily tasks could be taken off your hands, freeing you up to do more creative and engaging work? That’s the goal of Robotic Process Automation, an exciting new development that could change your job as you know it. ... Read More
January 18, 2023

Innovator of the Year Mixes Low-Tech and Cutting-Edge Solutions to Make Our Operations More Sustainable in Canada

Tyler Niles, silviculture forester in Grande Prairie, Alberta, didn’t just come up with one amazing idea. He’s responsible for a series of exciting and creative innovations — from sheep grazing to automated planting — that could make our operations in Canada both more efficient and more sustainable. ... Read More
January 12, 2023