Southern Timberlands Summer Internships Cultivate Tomorrow’s Leaders

Earlier this summer, Southern Timberlands hosted a three-day event for the 18 summer interns working across its regions. The opportunity allowed these early-career professionals the chance to expand horizons, cultivate networks and infuse their burgeoning careers with a sense of curiosity and purpose. ... Read More
September 1, 2023

Coastal Piedmont Timberlands & McKinnon Seed Orchard Host 66th Forestry Field Day for Middle and High School Students

For the past 66 years, our Coastal Piedmont Timberlands and McKinnon seed orchard teams in Georgia have hosted a Forestry Field Day with the Georgia Future Farmers of America. The event has long been a great showcase of our company and career opportunities within our industry, and this April more than 300 middle and high school students from 10 Coastal Georgia counties gathered at McKinnon to learn about our operations and compete against one another in events that mirror actual forestry activities. ... Read More
July 28, 2023

State Grant Allows Our Nursery in Turner, Oregon, to Grow Extra Seedlings for Reforestation After Wildfires

January through June is a hectic time for Western Regeneration, with a tight production schedule to first lift and pack seedlings and then sow millions of seeds — all to ensure we’re able to meet seedling commitments to internal and external customers. This year, the team at our nursery in Turner, Oregon, had an additional challenge: building four new greenhouses in the same timeframe. ... Read More
July 26, 2023

Collaboration Between Three Southern Regeneration Sites Produces Record-Breaking Results

Each spring, employees at our southern nurseries face a crucial challenge: how to sow a strong crop of seedlings within a small window of good weather. A successful yearly sow sets up the rest of our internal fiber supply chain, from lifting and packing high-quality seedlings, to planting those seedlings in our timberlands, harvesting the mature trees they grow into and creating wood products from them. ... Read More
July 19, 2023

Maine Forester Cullen Utermark Learns and Grows While Living the Dream

For nearly as long as he can remember, Cullen Utermark has dreamed of pursuing a career in the outdoors. So, when he graduated from the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry five years ago and a friend told him about an opening in our Maine Timberlands, Cullen jumped on the opportunity. ... Read More
July 18, 2023