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 Closure

Mar 25, 2020

Port Blakely’s private forests are currently closed to public access in accordance with the Washington and Oregon stay at home orders and the corresponding closure of state lands. While we know many of our neighbors enjoy using our forests for recreation, in the interest of our employees’ and community’s health...

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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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Our small role in YouTube’s #TeamTrees

Nov 15, 2019

Port Blakely was approached by our friends at DroneSeed who wanted to use our forest as the setting for a #TeamTrees video, part of a YouTube campaign to raise $20 million to plant 20 million trees by 2020. We were in. After all, we plant 1.5 million trees in our...

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Port Blakely Honors Tay Yoshitani

Oct 07, 2019

With Tay Yoshitani’s recent retirement from Port Blakely’s Board of Directors, the company wanted to find a fitting way to celebrate his contributions to the company and for a career dedicated to trade and the global economy. We found just the right thing. To further the work Tay oversaw as...

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