News Updates

We value our connection to our neighbors, customers, and the communities where we all live and work. Here is some news we are proud to share:

WholeTrees Structures & Port Blakely bring Certified Carbon Forest mass timber products to market
Move allows AEC teams to have an even larger role in the fight against climate change by specifying carbon forest sourced wood products

Sep 21, 2021

Madison, Wisc. – Madison-based mass timber building products fabricator WholeTrees Structures is joining forces with Port Blakely, a Pacific Northwest, family-owned renewable forest products company, to provide sustainable structural mass timber products with verifiable traceability to Port Blakely’s certified carbon forest. Together, their vision is to provide the design and...

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Port Blakely Land Will Close During Any Red Flag Event

Jun 24, 2021

Regardless of status shown on our Public Access page or on gate signage, Port Blakely lands are automatically closed to public access during a Red Flag Warning/Fire Weather/Excessive Heat Watch event. A Red Flag Warning/Fire Weather Watch is a fire weather warning issued by the local National Weather Service. It...

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PB Joins Racial Equity Coalition
Building an equitable future for Washington state

Dec 01, 2020

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion across our business and in the communities we operate in, Port Blakely is proud to be a founding member of Washington Employers for Racial Equity (WERE). This growing business coalition launched with a commitment from 55+ companies to build an equitable...

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Tackling the Climate Crisis
Ancinas Joins Forestry, Conservation and Environmental CEOs to Establish Common Ground on the Role of Private Working Forests as a Natural Climate Solution

Nov 12, 2020

SEATTLE, Nov. 12, 2020 – Port Blakely CEO, René Ancinas joined 47 environmental, conservation and forest business leaders today in announcing an agreement of principles on the important role sustainably managed forests and forest products can play in mitigating climate change. “As a family-owned company focused on cultivating a healthy...

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Public Access Update
PB Forests Reopen to the Public

May 13, 2020

Port Blakely’s forests in Washington and Oregon have reopened to public access in alignment with state guidelines. To support the health of our community, anyone accessing Port Blakely’s forests is asked to follow the direction of public health authorities regarding social distancing. We’re excited to welcome our neighbors back to...

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Partnering on Blakely Harbor Cleanup
Port Blakely is in the early stages of working with the Washington State Department of Ecology to investigate and determine a cleanup plan for a former sawmill site on Bainbridge Island.

Mar 06, 2020

Blakely Harbor Park is located on the site of a former sawmill that operated from 1864 until 1923. Over that period, the mill was run by several companies, including the Port Blakely Mill Company. At one point, it was one of the world’s largest sawmills, producing cut lumber and shipping...

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Oregon Timber & Conservation Agreement
Governor Kate Brown Brokers Unprecedented Agreement Between Timber and Environmental Groups

Feb 10, 2020

Port Blakely is proud to be a signatory of the Oregon timber industry and conservation communities’ MOU and we look forward to working together to ensure the long-term sustainability of our working forests and the rural communities and ecosystems they support. Our thanks to Governor Brown for championing a collaborative...

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