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Timber Poaching – A Growing Timber Theft Problem

Timber Poaching – A Growing Timber Theft Problem

This month I’m reminded that timber theft or “poaching” isn’t unique to the United States. I ran across an article by Susan Lazaruk on October 10, 2018, about the rising problem of timber poaching in Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The pattern is the same in both places. The article quotes Luke Clarke, a natural resource … Continue reading Timber Poaching – A Growing Timber Theft Problem

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Map My Mill

Map My Mill

Do you know how many mills are within 50-100 miles of your tract of timber? How do you calculate how much it will cost in trucking fees to get a load of wood hauled to a particular mill? These questions have been asked countless times by foresters in land management, procurement, and timberland investment organizations. … Continue reading Map My Mill

Mar 2018 News — Forestry Industry Thieves

Mar 2018 News — Forestry Industry Thieves

The forestry industry has always struggled with thieves and fraud for a variety of reasons, most of which are peculiar to the nature of the work and the industry. A somewhat unexpected problem however is in identifying the potential perpetrators themselves. So what do forestry industry thieves look like?  They are often ordinary, otherwise up-standing … Continue reading Mar 2018 News — Forestry Industry Thieves

Feb 2018 News — Timber Security Issues In My Own Back Yard

Feb 2018 News — Timber Security Issues In My Own Back Yard

According to a NEWS 2 investigation conducted by Rebecca Collett timber security was a major concern this past year as tons of trees had been cut down and removed from the Francis Marion National Forest in South Carolina. Her report was published on December 21, 2017. The thieves have yet to be found and the … Continue reading Feb 2018 News — Timber Security Issues In My Own Back Yard