Supporting forest health now is supporting future generations

trees in the middle of a forestBoise Cascade continues to support The Nature Conservancy’s regional push to significantly improve forest health with a $10,000 contribution in 2019.

The Conservancy, one of the most effective conservation organizations in the world, launched a collaboration to accelerate the pace and scale of forest restoration over the next 10 years in Idaho, Washington and Oregon. These efforts aim to restore forest health while making communities safer from fire and protecting key watersheds and wildlife habitat. When we were approached about this initiative, we were celebrating our 60th anniversary and contributed $25,000 in recognition of sustainably managed forests being critically important to our wood products business.

Because “supporting the Conservancy’s work is a natural fit with our passion for sustainability and forest stewardship” as stated by our CEO, Tom Corrick, we continued that support this year with our $10,000 contribution. He also noted that, “We believe a balanced approach to managing the forest – focused on not only timber harvest but also on the environment – is critical for the future of our company and for the communities where we do business.”

The Conservancy’s collaborative actions to improve forest health includes providing science to guide effective restoration, demonstrating the value of forest restoration projects across the Pacific Northwest, inspiring people to appreciate and support forests, and facilitating education and outreach.

“Restoring the Pacific Northwest’s forests and all the benefits they provide — from jobs to clean water to recreation — is one of the Conservancy’s highest priorities,” said Toni Hardesty, state director for the Conservancy in Idaho. “We are grateful to Boise Cascade for supporting this important work.”

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. It envisions a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.

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