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Is Timber Theft Really a Problem?

Is Timber Theft Really a Problem?

As the new year gets fully underway, and we begin implementing the plans we have made for the year to come, I wanted to revisit a basic question that seems to keep popping up as I travel around the country and meet with foresters and other timber industry professionals at their businesses and in conferences. … Continue reading Is Timber Theft Really a Problem?

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Protection from Eco-Terrorists

Protection from Eco-Terrorists

Loggers routinely operate in remote locations that are difficult to monitor, giving potential thieves the perception that the theft is low risk. Loggers should change that perception. More recently, there have been indications that there is yet another risk to fuel and logging equipment. You may have heard about the logger who was recently vandalized … Continue reading Protection from Eco-Terrorists

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

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