Sustainability and social responsibility

Sustainabilty

From the beginning, the Sohn family has championed sustainable forestry practices. To us, that means meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the needs of future generations.

Today, we continue that legacy—not only because it’s what the Sohn family, our investment partners, and communities expect. It’s the legacy our kids and grandkids deserve.

Our land stewardship ethic integrates reforestation and the managing, growing, nurturing, and harvesting of trees for useful products and ecosystem services. From planning a road to harvesting a tree, we aim to enhance soil, air, and water quality, carbon storage, biological diversity, wildlife and aquatic habitats, recreation, and aesthetics.

Integrity

You know the golden rule?

We kind of have that here but focused on forest lands—treat the lands as if they were your own.

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  • Replanting

    We replant within two years of harvest and exceed tree-per-acre regulations.
  • Wildlife

    Our wildlife biologist ensures management plans and operations support wildlife and their habitat.
  • Water

    We work with local nonprofits and agencies to improve stream habitat and water quality.
  • Scenery

    How will a timber harvest affect the scenery? We evaluate and adjust the visual impacts of our operations where appropriate.
  • Good neighbor

    We listen to our neighbors, consider their input, and address their concerns.
  • Compliance

    Operating in Oregon means complying with one of the strictest forestry laws in the nation. What’s more, we are responsive to research and public interest.
  • Certification

    The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI®) is an independent certification program that works with environmental, social and industry partners to promote sustainable forest management including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk and Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value. LRTM certified its lands to the SFI Standard in January 2016.

Social Responsibility

Social responsibility is deeply rooted in the value system instilled by the Sohn family.

  • Employees

    We continue the Sohn family’s tradition of providing generous pay and benefits.

  • Community

    We’re generous with our time and contributions to community and charitable causes supporting the arts, education, libraries, and youth activities.

  • Corporate Citizen

    We actively participate in professional associations, research and development, and regulatory processes.