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So Many Cases, So Little time

So Many Cases, So Little time

Greetings! This month I ran across several articles about cases that are in the court system for thefts in the timber industry. It reminded me that there always seems to be a debate about whether companies should even prosecute. So often the effort doesn’t seem to be worth the trouble and, in many cases, the … Continue reading So Many Cases, So Little time

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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

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

Oct 2017 Newsletter — Case of Government Subsidies

Oct 2017 Newsletter — Case of Government Subsidies

In a recent case, the Alabama Supreme Court upheld a multi-million dollar verdict against an Alabama timber processing company when several wood dealers filed suit claiming they were cheated into accepting lower prices based on a promise of participation in a federal subsidy program. In the initial jury trial, the defendants were awarded $1,092,692.71 in … Continue reading Oct 2017 Newsletter — Case of Government Subsidies

Sep 2017 – Poaching for Musical Instruments

Sep 2017 – Poaching for Musical Instruments

I recently came across an old article about four thieves who have been accused of stealing $800k in wood from Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington (Feds: ‘Music wood’ poachers targeted Washington old growth maples, Levi Pulkkinen, SeattlePI, Wednesday, August 5, 2015). I’ve summarized the case below. It reminded me that not all timber theft … Continue reading Sep 2017 – Poaching for Musical Instruments