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Bridging a Divide with Sustainability

Written on September 15, 2007 at 12:40 pm, by

September 15, 2007: Portland, OR

At last the divide between urban and rural Oregon is narrowing. A new generation of leaders and entrepreneurs is recognizing the enormous economic opportunity that our shared values for a better, cleaner Oregon — and planet — represent.

Just last week, three more companies launched efforts to responsibly use the bounties of our eastside landscapes to supply our markets with fuel and fiber made closer to home, to lessen Oregon’s impact on the natural environment and to . . .

Officials Break Ground for New Sawmill

Written on September 15, 2007 at 11:42 am, by

September 15, 2007: Boardman, OR

Sustainable was the word at the ground-breaking event for GreenWood Tree Farm’s Pacific Albus sawmill near Boardman on Friday.

Jeff Nuss of GreenWood Resources, Eric Schooler of The Collins Companies, Morrow County Judge Terry Tallman and Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury hefted shovels at the ceremony held among thousands of young poplar trees at the mill site. Speeches focused on the environmental, economic and social benefits of the project.

The new mill is a joint venture by . . .

Boardman Area Sawmill to Aid Economy, Environment

Written on September 15, 2007 at 1:43 am, by

September 15, 2007: Boardman, OR

A new sawmill near Boardman will create steady jobs and environmentally friendly wood products, officials said Friday.

“It helps all of us in terms of the economy and helps all of us with the environment,” Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury said at a ground-breaking ceremony for the Upper Columbia Sawmill on the Boardman Freeform.

Tree Farm Resources purchased the 17,000-acre tree farm, which used to be owned by Potlatch Corp., and combined it with its nearby Sand . . .

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