About

The Community Forestry Team (CFT) is a diverse, non-partisan, local group including timber industry insiders, economic development advocates and conservation interests dedicated to the long-term conservation of timberlands and implementation of community forestry practices in Humboldt County, California.

Our partners include private investment firms and national conservation organizations. We seek input from a broad cross-section of the community to help us achieve our goals.

OUR GOALS
Maintain working timberlands in permanent timber production, ensuring timber jobs and their associated economic benefit are a long-term stable force in our local econonmy.

Support permanent protection of remaining old-growth forests and environmentally significant habitat area.

Transition from the Maxxam/Pacific Lumber model of timber management to true sustainable timber management and a community ownership interest.

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One Response to “About”

  1. Patrick Shannon Says:

    I am interested in the community ownership interest concept mentioned above. An Esop was proposed for PL some 20 years ago to no avail. Still believing in the rooted strength of employee ownership I want to also suggest that local forestland owners be invited to join the company and thereby expand the timberlands. This is all foundation work, employee ownership and adding additional timberland to the base. PL has a wonderful future expanding into the manufacturing of hardwood products as well clean energy production. All we are lacking is understanding. How to bring this company home into the loving hands of local ownership as before.

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