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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

Women in the Woods: Michelle Skjei

Women in the Woods: Michelle Skjei

Michelle Skjei doesn’t take no for an answer. She turned a temporary job in July of 2005 to supplement her three boys’ school clothes into a permanent career that she loves.  Michelle is currently an accomplished Journey-Level Lead Electrician for Hampton Lumber, and she admits the journey hasn’t been easy. Read More

Logger Jay Browning honored for Big Creek efforts

Logger Jay Browning honored for Big Creek efforts

ASTORIA — Clatsop County logger Jay Browning of J.M. Browning Logging Inc. of Astoria has been chosen as 2018 Operator of the Year for the Northwest Oregon Area. Browning was singled out for protecting a fish-bearing stream within Hampton Lumber’s Big Creek Forest. Read More

Timber Joey, Timber Jim, Hampton Lumber and the story of this year’s Victory Log

Timber Joey, Timber Jim, Hampton Lumber and the story of this year’s Victory Log

Hampton’s crew on this day, one week before the Portland Timbers’ home opener, is a special one. In the back seats of his Ford Super Duty FX4 sit Timber Jim and Timber Joey, whose annual mission to find the team’s Victory Log has brought them to the mountain. In the coming hours, the team will identify, cut and prepare the logs that will be used through the 2018 season. Read More

OSU study: Coast Range trout thrive after logging

OSU study: Coast Range trout thrive after logging

KTVZ.COM news sources: A decade-long study of cutthroat trout in the Oregon Coast Range has found that logging practices conducted in accord with the Oregon Forest Practices Act had no adverse impacts on coastal cutthroat trout and coho salmon populations or movements... Read More

Hugging the forest rather than the trees.

Hugging the forest rather than the trees.

Kathy Abusow is President & CEO of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI), a non-profit that plays a central role in strengthening the vital links among sustainable forestry, responsible purchasing, and thriving communities. In this TEDx event, Kathy talks about how well managed forests provide products and benefits that help society at large. Read More

Modern, scientific forestry is sustainable and renewable

Modern, scientific forestry is sustainable and renewable

Trees are harvested then replanted. Nearly 100 million trees are replanted each year in Washington and Oregon managed forests. This cycle of harvesting and replanting stores carbon–not only in living trees in the forest, but in finished wood products such as lumber and furniture. Read More

Michael Green: Why we should build wooden skyscrapers.

Michael Green: Why we should build wooden skyscrapers.

Building a skyscraper? Forget about steel and concrete, says architect Michael Green, and build it out of … wood. As he details in this intriguing talk, it's not only possible to build safe wooden structures up to 30 stories tall (and, he hopes, higher), it's necessary. Read More