Though we are supportive of all our local Forest Stewardship Council certified businesses, we feel that those who were FSC certified "before certification was cool" deserve special mention. The Collins Company headquarters has been based in the Portland area since 1918. Operating 4 mills in the Pacific Northwest, this family-owned company has been an important member of our community for generations.
Their commitment to place is matched by their commitment to sustainability: The Collins forests began implementing advanced sustainability practices nearly 100 years ago, and 20 years ago their forest and mill in Chester, CA became the very first to achieve FSC certification in North America.
The management of their forests has earned Collins accolades from groups including the Sierra Club, and the forests continue to provide habitat for a diverse number of species including Chinook salmon, black bears, beavers, mink and marmots, and many kinds of birds, reptiles and amphibians.
Each purchase Sustainable Northwest Wood makes from the Collins Company supports better forest management and another local, family owned mill.
Each load of beautiful Collins Company lumber that arrives at our warehouse demonstrates that quality, sustainability, and fair pricing can all come in the same package.
We're pleased to report that our FSC lumber is as competitively priced as non-certified lumber. Be sure to contact us about bidding your next project with FSC wood!
The Collins lumber mill in Chester, CA sits on the shore of Lake Almanor. This mill and the forest that surrounds it were the first to achieve FSC certification in North America.
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