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Oct 2018 News — Con Men

Oct 2018 News — Con Men

As most of you know, our industry went from the big vertically integrated companies where timberland was a closely held asset for the paper and saw mills, to a world where the timberland has now been acquired by timber investment firms. That occurred in large extent in the early 2000’s, although you could draw the … Continue reading Oct 2018 News — Con Men

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More Talk about Wildfires

More Talk about Wildfires

I brought up the topic of wildfires last month and specifically discussed the issue of wildfire arsons. I wanted to continue the subject briefly again this month. The problem can’t be overlooked. According to Verisk’s 2017 Wildfire Risk Analysis, 4.5 million U.S. homes were identified at high or extreme risk of wildfire, with more than … Continue reading More Talk about Wildfires

Arsons and Wildfires

Arsons and Wildfires

With all the talk about wildfires in California and the Northwest these past several months I thought I would look at fire prevention and specifically at arson’s. Although we haven’t heard much about the causes of some of the biggest blazes this year, over time it is estimated that about 30% of all forest fires … Continue reading Arsons and Wildfires

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

Inexpensive Gift Ideas

Inexpensive Gift Ideas

I’ll stray away from the usual security topics this month to take the time to offer some inexpensive, yet invaluable, gift ideas for you to consider for those on your gift-giving list. At the same time I would also like to thank each of you for listening to me over the year with this newsletter. … Continue reading Inexpensive Gift Ideas