sustainability

Territory Manager Travis Perry Blends Passion for Forests With a Desire to Compete

Travis Perry is a competitor. In high school he was a wrestler, competing in an individual sport where strategy counts as much as strength, and he’s always up for a challenge — including when he decided to shift to sales after starting his career as a forester. ... Read More
January 29, 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

Lights, Camera, Forestry: Sharing the Science of Sustainability with Students

Do you remember what sparked your interest in the timber industry? For many of us, fascination with the outdoors took root when we were kids. That youthful curiosity is what Blair Owen and Seth Plank, planning and roads foresters based in our Vanceboro, North Carolina, Timberlands office, hoped to tap into when they stepped in front of cameras this summer. ... Read More
November 9, 2023

Making the Case for Forest Carbon Credits at Climate Week NYC

Last month, several members of the Weyerhaeuser team attended Climate Week NYC, a gathering of domestic and international leaders from across the public and private sectors to discuss action on climate change. We were excited for the opportunity to participate in several events throughout the week that underscored the critical role nature-based solutions play in the fight against climate change. But the highlight for us was our Weyerhaeuser-hosted panel event, which featured our own Alicia Robbins, vice president of Portfolio Analytics and Business Development, alongside leaders from Carbon Direct, the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI), JPMorgan Chase & Co., and TIME CO2 for a conversation about how to build a trusted marketplace for forest carbon credits. ... Read More
October 3, 2023