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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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Our forest stewardship in Oregon
Company proposes enhancing protections on 30,000 acres

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
On November 22nd, Port Blakely representatives joined a New Zealand Institute of Forestry round-table meeting with His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales in Christchurch.

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
Honoring a champion of sustainable forestry

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
Have you heard about the YouTube campaign to plant 20 million trees?

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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PB trees star at Glacier Park Lodge
As part of a major renovation project, Douglas fir logs from the company's Lewis County, Wash. forests now grace the historic hotel

Oct 16, 2019

In the spring of 2017, Port Blakely area forester Jerry Bailey got a call from a log buyer in Montana looking for some very special trees. Nothing unusual in that. Our foresters often receive calls from log buyers across the country, but this call was different. The caller wasn't looking...

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