Confirmation, at Last

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After years of knowing that we share the forests with big cats, we finally have photo confirmation.  Gary Lerwick, one of the long time and reliable hunters in the Mt. Richmond Forest, has worked long and hard with his game cameras to “hunt” for images of who’s home in the forest.  He recently captured this […]

Divest – Invest, From Global to Local

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With the US and China recently signing a climate change agreement, it appears that positive steps are beginning to be taken, in spite of our counterproductive congress. Who knows what makes change happen, but we have watched with interest as the efforts to persuade investors to divest from fossil fuel related investments has morphed into a […]

The Fir is Flying

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How fortunate we are that our most common local tree, Douglas fir, provides such beautiful and terrific wood.   This past month, fir grown in the high quality stands in our Manning forest and milled and dried on Mt. Richmond has found “second lives” in some exciting, local projects. Our friends at Grand Central Bakery chose to creatively use our […]

An Island in a Sea

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Over the past few years we have realized that there is large scale clear cutting on the boundaries of all three of our forests.  With the economy rebounding, China having a large appetite for wood, and log prices up, our forests are increasingly becoming islands in a sea of cut over land.  With the connectivity […]