We take stewardship to heart.We manage our forestland to help meet our need for wood materials without compromising long-term habitat values or our ability to continue the cycle of growth and harvest for generations to come. We only grow native tree species and working forestlands are always replanted for future generations. New trees spend the next 40-60 years providing habitat and high levels of water quality as they grow until it’s time once again to harvest and renew the cycle. At Hampton, we endeavor to find a better way every day in all we do. That extends to forest management. We have a deep respect for the land we manage and pride ourselves on being good stewards and good neighbors. If you have any questions or would like more information about our forest management policies, please contact Mark Vroman 503-365-8400.
Trees and Bees
Pollinator habitat enhancement.Hampton’s working forests provide raw materials for a variety of value-added wood products but they also create a wide range of habitat opportunities and ecosystem services as trees grow and mature. Recent studies have revealed that timber harvest sites can act as important pollinator habitat by opening up areas of forest canopy for habitation by plant and animal species that require more sunlight to thrive. Hampton’s pilot pollinator habit enhancement project seeks to further improve that habitat by creating food and nesting conditions on harvest sites that are ideal for important pollinator species. At the moment our efforts are focused on native bees. Learn More
Recreational opportunities on Hampton land.
Most of Hampton’s forestland in Oregon and Washington is open to the public. While overnight camping and campfires are prohibited, our lands can be used for wildlife viewing, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, and foraging year-round, except during periods of high fire danger. On occasion certain roads might also be gated due to forestry operations. If you decide to venture out into a private working forest, please respect the work and the environment. Please keep out of active harvest areas and always be mindful of fire danger.
Oregon: All lands currently OPEN for motorized and non-motorized access.
Washington: Currently OPEN for motorized and non-motorized access (except Eatonville properties).
If you have additional questions regarding our access policies, please contact our forestry office at 503-365-8400.