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Source – Forest Business Network Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the release of a new map that characterizes the health and condition of National Forest System lands in more than 15,000 watersheds across the country. The U.S. Forest Service’s Watershed Condition Classification Map is the first step in the agency’s Watershed Condition Framework, and […]

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Source – Independent Record For Gary Burnett, the need for landscape restoration for the Blackfoot, Clearwater and Swan watersheds is particularly visual from the air. He understands that wildfire management, water quality and road removal can be murky concepts when being discussed in meeting rooms. But as Ecoflight pilot Bruce Gordon soars above Lincoln toward […]

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Source – Mother Earth News Wood, the oldest fuel source known to humans, may be about to experience a renaissance, thanks to rising oil and gas costs combined with shrinking bank accounts. Ultra-efficient, ultra-clean advanced wood combustion technology and fast-growing “perpetual” fuel woods can, on the micro level, bring increased home heating security for landowners […]

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Source – Forest Business Network Over the past 30 years portable thin kerf bandsaw mills have gained a reputation as a valuable asset to small woodlands owners. These easily transported machines are valued for their ease and safety of operation and an ability to economically produce smooth and consistent lumber from any species of tree. […]

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Source – USDA A study by researchers at the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory shows that the lowest rates of deforestation and forest carbon emissions occur in global regions with the highest rates of forest product output. Counter intuitively global regions with the highest rates of deforestation and forest carbon emissions rank lowest in […]

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We are now stocking 1×6 and 1×8 local Montana blue stain Lodgepole pine flooring and wall paneling. The trees are harvested within a 100 mile radius and produced from 100% standing dead beetle kill Lodgepole pine. We will be keeping this in stock as long as the Mountain pine beetle keeps eating our trees. The […]

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Well we’re back from APEC. We had a great time and we’re very encouraged with the potential of exporting our products overseas. As the U.S. economy struggles we are optimistic about sending our Montana made flooring and doors to countries looking to add a piece of the Old West into their homes and businesses. Here […]

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We’ve been very blessed to have been invited to APEC this year in Big Sky Montana. What is APEC? APEC Mission Statement- APEC is the premier Asia-Pacific economic forum. The primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region. We are united in our drive to build a dynamic and […]

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We’ve recently been fortunate enough to be interviewed from the National Wood Flooring Association’s Green Blog. We are very excited about this opportunity to tell people about our sustainable wide plank flooring and thank the National Wood Flooring Association and Elizabeth Baldwin for this interview. The interview will be posted in June, here is a […]

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The building industry is still trying to climb out of the current recession and large sawmills are sitting on millions of feet of inventory they simply can’t sell. We have partnered with a number of local sawmills to help reduce their current inventory levels at prices well below retail. In addition to cutting our own […]

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We’ve been getting feedback from our customers regarding the amazing stability of our flooring. We never gave this much thought since our wood flooring is old growth and naturally cured and dried for years. It wasn’t until one of our customers cut some 8×16’s into 1×16’s and ran it into flooring that we started to […]

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How nice would it be to purchase sustainable building materials from one location. Everything would match, there would be no variation in quality or sizing, everything would show up at the same time, and you’d have the comfort knowing it came from one sustainable source.  Well at Sustainable Lumber Co. you can. We produce custom […]

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I’ll admit I’m a bit of a history geek. I find the age of our dead standing timber fascinating, so I googled “history of Montana 300 years ago” and found this. If any of you out there are as much of Montana history geeks as I am you might enjoy this link. Montana’s people 1700-1820

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We are currently over stocked on our flooring!  For a limited time while supplies last we are reducing our Rustic Character flooring inventory. If you’re looking for a rustic yet refined look our Rustic Character grade flooring is the perfect choice to enhance your home. Description: 1×4, 1×6, and 1×8

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There is an amazing story to be told with dead standing timber. By purchasing our products you are allowing these trees to continue to offer protection and beauty for another generation. A good friend of ours produced this song for one of our customers. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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