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  • Carbon Smart Forestry

    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

    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

    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 […]

  • Seasons Changing

    Seasons are starting to change here in the NW. While it’s sunny and 70 degrees at the coast, it’s foggy and freezing on the east side. Both are pretty good for working in the woods though.

  • Interesting Silviculture

    It’s a great time of the year, as the leaves start to come off, to get out in the woods and check out interesting projects around the NW. Driving to a site near the coast.

  • Welcome

    The new Springboard Forestry website! As we grow, we hope to use this as a forum to discuss good forestry and share images from the NW.