Sierra Pacific Industries is based in Anderson, California. The company owns and manages nearly 1.9 million acres of timberland in California and Washington, and is among the largest lumber producers in the United States. SPI is committed to managing its lands in a responsible and sustainable manner to protect the environment while providing quality wood products and renewable power for consumers. To SPI, sustainable forest management means more than just planting trees.
Harvesting trees is much different than it was 50 or 100 years ago – today we employ modern forest management practices that closely mimic natural forest events. Technology has dramatically improved, and with it, our ability to monitor forest conditions and minimize our impact on the environment. We have invested in state-of-the-art equipment to optimize every fiber of each tree, and we are a certified participant in the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) to help ensure our forests are here for generations to come. The expertise of our professional foresters and natural resource specialists assures that wildlife habitat, water quality, and other forest values are protected.
Sierra Pacific Industries Regeneration / Planting efforts. Each year we plant up to six million new trees across our ownership. We plant multiple native species including Douglas Fir, White Fir, Hemlock, Ponderosa Pine, Sugar Pine and Incense Cedar to maintain biological diversity. Our seedlings are grown from seed sources found close to each harvested area which assures that they will be conditioned to the environment where they originated.