Sustainable Lumber SpotlightPosted: February 10, 2015
Just thought we’d spotlight Dallis and Maggie Hunter. Dallis and Maggie manage private ranches and supply all the beetle kill pine timber used for Sustainable Lumber Companies product lines. We couldn’t do what we do without them and just wanted to say thank you!
Dallis and Maggie Hunter – Forest management and sawyer
Dallis started his career in the woods in 1977. Within one year he noticed the need for sustainable forestry and started managing forests on 2 local ranches. A large portion of the salvage timber was unacceptable to the local sawmills due to rot, cracks, splits, etc. Dallis saw the beauty in all the timber and purchased a small sawmill to start rescuing the usable wood. He quickly discovered the beautiful colors created from the Mountain Pine Beetle. To date Dallis has rescued millions of board feet of salvaged timber and left behind a beautifully managed healthy forest. Countless hours of pruning healthy trees, strategically placed snags for wildlife habitat, and hundreds of miles of reseeded forest is the only footprint he leaves behind. The Montana Tree Farm Association recently rewarded Dallis “Logger of the year” for his work in sustainable forestry and land management. Dallis is a faithful father and husband and truly loves what he does. You’ll find him and Maggie working side by side at their sawmill whether it’s -20 or 100 degrees.