Stewardship Simplified

Springboard Forestry is a consulting firm focused on conservation forestry, finance, water resources, and wood supply chains. We manage land, help to build businesses, and work to chart the future of wood with an awareness and respect for the multitude of values that forests provide.

Why Springboard:

We believe in and practice forestry and thinking that makes the world a better place. Springboard clients include municipalities, non-profits, and businesses. By approaching a wide range of projects with a depth in conservation forestry, Springboard is able to provide transparent and effective services from forest to finished building project. Reach out if this holistic approach is attractive to you.

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 @springboardforestry

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 and wood products businesses account and manage for […]

Who: Who:

Springboard Forestry is a forestry business based Northwest Oregon. Springboard is led 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, people, and economies.

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 […]