Cruising for Timber…and Dinner

Cruising for Timber…and Dinner

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) managed State Forests are a particularly important source of timber for Hampton’s sawmills. ODF harvests a portion of these lands to provide revenue for schools and other public services and cover the cost of forest protection...

Tidings of Joy & Optimism

Tidings of Joy & Optimism

We are closing out our second year living and working in a global pandemic and while it hasn’t been easy, as a company I think we’ve found our stride. Our internal protocols have been largely successful at keeping people safe and our facilities operational. That said,...

A New Dawn for Forestry in Oregon

A New Dawn for Forestry in Oregon

After nearly a year of scientific review and negotiations, timberland owners and environmental groups have reached a historic agreement to overhaul Oregon’s forest laws and create significant new protections for salmon habitat in Oregon’s private forests. This Private...

Unpacking Lumber Prices

Unpacking Lumber Prices

Lumber prices are making headlines across North America and for good reason—over the past year, the price of lumber has increased dramatically.  A global health crisis, policy interventions, and basic supply and demand issues have created shortages of a number of...

2020: A Year in Review

2020: A Year in Review

Where to start? 2020 will undoubtedly go down in history as a year most people would like to forget. One steeped in uncertainty, fear, anger, and division and marked by tragic and terrible events. It has tested communities, workplaces, healthcare systems, personal...