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The Wood Product and Carbon Connection

The Wood Product and Carbon Connection

10/7/2019 – USDA Forest Service— When we think of a renewable resource, the first thing that usually pops in our head are the solar panels on our neighbor’s roof or perhaps the water that flows from the mountains. Rarely does a stand of trees root in our idea of a renewable resource. But the cycle […] Read More

Let’s Fill Our Cities With Taller, Wooden Buildings

Let’s Fill Our Cities With Taller, Wooden Buildings

10/3/2019 – By Frank Lowenstein, Brian Donahue and David Foster, Opinion, New York Times — Trees are some of our best allies in solving the climate crisis. A study by scientists from Yale University and the University of Washington showed that expanding wood construction while limiting global harvesting to no more than the annual growth could produce a combination of emissions […] Read More

History & Innovation: Oregon’s Timber Industry

History & Innovation: Oregon’s Timber Industry

10/2/2019 – By Phil Morton, The Bottom Line — The timber industry has been a cornerstone of the Pacific Northwest economy since the 1880’s…From humble beginnings the timber industry flourished in the Pacific Northwest and plays a key role today in our modern economy. We asked two local members of the timber industry to give […] Read More

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Losing the Oregon Way: Cap and  Trade and the Growing Rural-Urban Divide

Losing the Oregon Way: Cap and Trade and the Growing Rural-Urban Divide

Last Wednesday, roughly 300 men and women from rural Oregon missed a day’s work to travel to the Oregon Capitol to make their voices heard. Loggers, truck drivers and their families showed up to peacefully protest pending cap and trade legislation. Since then, many have returned to Salem each day to continue the protest. These […] Read More

Hampton Partners with Clatsop Community College to Support Trucking Community

Hampton Partners with Clatsop Community College to Support Trucking Community

By Jed Arnold, Community Outreach and Stewardship Coordinator One of the most consistent topics of conversation that comes up when I speak with other community members on Oregon’s North Coast is the rising cost of living here (particularly housing costs) and a lack of steady, family-wage employment. Working in the forest sector, however, I know […] Read More

Now is the time to stand up

Now is the time to stand up

Tillamook County is widely favored by outdoor enthusiasts for its natural beauty and wide assortment of recreational activities. Our rural community thrives off farming, forest management, recreation, and tourism. Without proper balance our community and the economic attainment that we have made would be crushed. I know this because the family I come from, and […] Read More

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Hampton Lumber Partners with Girls Build to Bring New Camp to Tillamook, OR

Hampton Lumber Partners with Girls Build to Bring New Camp to Tillamook, OR

PORTLAND, OR — July 1, 2019 — Hampton Lumber, a fourth-generation, family-owned wood products manufacturer and forestland owner, is partnering with Portland-based nonprofit Girls Build to help girls build confidence and curiosity at a week-long summer camp for girls in Tillamook, Oregon this August. This marks the second year of Hampton Lumber’s partnership with Girls […] Read More

RELEASE: Hampton Lumber Announces New Line of Smart Trees

RELEASE: Hampton Lumber Announces New Line of Smart Trees

The voice-enabled “IoTree” connects to any mobile device and is the first smart product released by the lumber industry PORTLAND, Ore. — April 1, 2019 — Hampton Lumber, a third-generation, family-owned wood products manufacturer and forestland owner today announced its cutting-edge line of smart trees, the IoTree. Available today by special order, the IoTree is […] Read More