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Source – Missoulian Montana received a $4 million federal grant Wednesday to purchase a 9,300-acre conservation easement from Stimson Lumber Co. near Troy. The easement will help protect some of the state’s best native fisheries and wildlife habitat, officials said. The grant was announced by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and awarded through […]

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A friend of mine in the lumber industry asked if our Douglas Fir flooring could be classified as an exotic wood. Being that I live in Montana and see Douglas Fir trees every day I never looked at it as being exotic. It wasn’t until I started to look into the term “exotic wood” that […]

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We would like to give Joe Jurenka of Jurenka Custom Homes a personal thank you. Joe has been instrumental from the time we got started. He actually helped us pick our original 5 colors and used or flooring in 2 of his homes in the Helena Building Industry Association 2011 Parade of homes. Joe has […]

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By Erin Kelly and Elizabeth Bewley – Gannett Washington Bureau The Obama administration is crafting a new plan to manage the nation’s 155 national forests, including four in North Carolina and Cherokee National Forest in East Tennessee, for the next 15 to 20 years. At stake is the future of 193 million acres of forests […]

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Looking for an aged, reclaimed, barn wood, vintage, or antique appearance? Look no further, Sustainable Lumber Co. is a distributor of Lifetime Wood  Treatment. LifeTime Wood Treatment has been treating marinas, houses and decking for over 60 years with a recipe handed down through three generations of wood-working craftsmen. This product is unique to the […]

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Source –  About.com Logging Smart Loggers maintain sustainable forests by practicing selective logging. Timber is a renewable resource, this fact makes forest timber products one of the greenest materials available. Why not go one step farther and harvest timber in such a way that is conducive to its  replenishment? Does that mean planting a tree […]

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  Ever wonder why we are so passionate about Montana? Video provided by: Mercury CSC Montana Governors Conference 2011

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Source – About.com Logging Understanding Sustainable Forests and Forest Certification The words sustainable forest or sustained yield comes to us from foresters of the 18th and 19th century in Europe. At the time, much of Europe was being deforested, and foresters became increasingly concerned since wood was one of the driving forces in the European economy. Wood used for […]

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Source – Global Post BANGKOK, Thailand — Is your coffee table stamped “Made in. Vietnam”? If so, there’s a decent chance it was once a tree in the dwindling jungles of Laos, sawn down illegally by a timber syndicate and smuggled into Vietnam for processing. Those are the findings of the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency […]

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Courtesy of: Montana Wood Products Association  Forests Should Be For Everyone The national forests belong to all of our nation’s citizens and are managed by the United States Forest Service. The harvesting of trees to meet citizens’ daily needs is only one of the many uses of our forests. The forests also provide gas, oil, […]

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Source – The CS Monitor Worldwide, forests absorb almost 9 billion tons of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide every year, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Science. Tropical rainforests absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide, but because slash-and-burn deforestation releases so much of the greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, the tropics […]

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Source – Fox News The Mountain Pine Beetle is tiny, about five millimeters long or about the size of a pencil eraser. But what it lacks in size, it makes up in number. So much so, that it has decimated 40 million acres of forest across the Western United States over the last 10 years. To put that […]

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Source – Horticulture Week Two new moves announced today are expected to attract new investment into UK tree planting projects designed to help combat climate change. Planting new forests and woodland helps to counteract the greenhouse gas emissions caused by burning fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas. As trees grow they capture carbon […]

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Source – Missoulian HAMILTON – Amy Gannon was rained on the other day just west of Hamilton. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. The moisture falling to the ground was excrement from what the state entomologist described as “massive, massive numbers of insects.” The ponderosa pine trees on the west side of the Bitterroot […]

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Source: 25x’25 Alliance http://www.25×25.org/25x’25 today released a Wood-to-Energy Policy Roadmap concluding that the focused use of woody biomass to help meet America’s energy needs could increase the nation’s forest land base and improve the environmental services that land provides. The findings are among the principal conclusions developed by a diverse panel of leading forestry, conservation, scientific and […]

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