Stewardship Simplified

Springboard Forestry is a consulting firm focused on conservation forestry, finance, and water resources. We manage land, help to build businesses, and steward legacies with an awareness and respect for the multitude of values that these places provide.

Why Springboard:

We believe in and practice forestry that makes the world a better place. Whether you're looking for a site assessment, financial model, land management, timber harvest, watershed planning, or help planning your land legacy, we're here to do it well, on time, and make it simple. Our practices are rooted in a legacy of land management, a strong land ethic, and the belief that land is our greatest asset.

How: How:

Email us directly, or fill out the form at the bottom of this page: DIRECT CONTACT INFO: ben@springboardforestry.com 971-678-9464 615 SE Spokane St. Portland, OR 97202 www.springboardforestry.com instagram @hyla_woods    

What: What:

Forests are perhaps the best, most local, and most tangible way that we can leave out mark on the land. By owning, stewarding, and planning for forests appropriately, they can serve a vast array of values. While we work closely with financial values, we also help landowners account and manage for many others, including water […]

Who: Who:

Springboard Forestry is a forestry business based Northwest Oregon. Springboard is lead by Ben Hayes, a 6th generation Oregonian. The Hayes family followed the trees west from upstate New York and Wisconsin in the late 1800s, and has lived and worked in forests ever since. Ben is also a co-owner of Hyla Woods, an experimental […]

From the Forest:

Musings, pictures, and reflections from and about our region's land:

Carbon Smart Forestry

Carbon Smart Forestry

Posted on May 3, 2018

Walk through any northwest forest and you’ll find ties to our climate. Maybe it’s brown seedlings, increased breakage from ice storms, a blown out stream, or simply the remarkable biomass that surrounds you. Forests are inarguably one of the world’s most important tools in mitigating and adapting to climate change. Roughly 50% of the dry […]

Thinking Ahead

Thinking Ahead

Posted on Feb 6, 2018

In the forest world we’re usually thinking 5, 10, 20, 100, or 500 years ahead. We pride ourselves on our ability to visualize a stand into the future. Well this time of year it’s good to think about 4-6 months ahead. The summer is filling up fast for loggers, log prices are at all time […]

Seedlings in the ground

Seedlings in the ground

Posted on Feb 6, 2018

There are few times better for thinking than with a tree planting bag around your waist, a shovel in your hand, and sideways rain pelting your face. This year found us re-planting a thinned unit, planting some small patch cuts, and going through and re-planting failed regeneration from past years, mostly the result of elk […]