Forest Management

Overview

Forest Management

It may seem strange that RMS, a company that specializes in managing and harvesting timber from forests, is made up of passionate environmental stewards. That is, however, absolutely the case.

The world needs forest products. And we ask, who better to manage and control harvesting than someone who genuinely cares about the environment? That is where we step in.

We ensure that harvesting and, just as importantly, replanting is managed by diligent and experienced foresters. In accordance with our internal policies and third-party sustainability certification, we can ensure that operations are conducted in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Third party sustainable certification programs such as the Sustainable Forestry Initiative help us audit our efforts in these areas so that we can demonstrate and reinforce our commitment.

Actively managed forests, when handled properly, provide more benefits to society and to the landscape than can be summarized here, but here are a few points to consider:

  • Actively managed forests provide more fiber per acre than natural forests, allowing us to concentrate our management on smaller land areas. Natural forests and landscapes, as a result, can be managed to provide other benefits to society.
  • Plantation forests act as carbon sinks, drawing CO2 out of the air, and storing its carbon in wood. Many forest products are used in applications (houses) that retain this stored carbon for a very long time.
  • A managed plantation is a diverse forest. As forests are replanted, grown, thinned, and harvested, they provide diverse habitats at various stages in their life cycles. This is particularly true of the early successional and open canopy habitats favored by many wildlife and plant species. RMS designates management areas such as riparian zones, culturally sensitive sites, and locations known to have species of interest, in order to better manage these areas for their unique value.
Today's Top Uses

Of Trees & Wood:

Lumber and
Structural Panels
for houses and other construction
pulp
for paper, packaging, and specialty uses
Bioenergy
for sustainable power
All of these products are produced naturally and sustainably because trees are a renewable resource.