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:

Land Closed Due to Extreme Fire Danger

Sep 08, 2020

Dry weather and windy conditions have raised the risk of forest fires in the region. Until further notice, Port Blakely’s forestlands in Washington and Oregon are closed to all public access. This closure applies to foot, horse, motorized and any other form of access. While we regret any inconvenience this...

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Public Access Update

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

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

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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Our forest stewardship in Oregon

Jan 07, 2020

Port Blakely is working to provide enhanced protections for water quality and wildlife habitat on 30,000 acres of our forestland in Clackamas County, OR under a voluntary stewardship agreement being proposed with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). Under a stewardship agreement, a landowner agrees to exceed ODF regulatory requirements...

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A meeting with HRH the Prince of Wales

Dec 02, 2019

The discussion with a small group of forestry professionals focused on the opportunities and challenges facing the sector. Port Blakely was represented by Phil Taylor, Port Blakely’s Managing Director in New Zealand and Alfred Duval, a regional forester for the company and the 2017 recipient of The Prince of...

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John Warjone inducted into Forestry Leadership Hall

Nov 22, 2019

The forestry industry came together on Thursday, November 14th in Portland, Oregon to celebrate John “Onny” Warjone, former Port Blakely President of Forestry, and his induction into the World Forestry Center’s Leadership Hall. Warjone joins a distinguished list of visionaries who have advanced the forestry industry worldwide. Onny is the...

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