As one of the largest landowners in the nation and the most geographically diverse, Plum Creek has long conducted its business with a strong commitment to the environment. Our sustainable forestry practices - on approximately 6.4 million acres of timberland - confirm this commitment. The SFI Principles and our manufacturing standards guide our activities in the forest and in our manufacturing facilities in the Northwest.
These principles are the foundation of our efforts to protect and grow value for our investors. They also help to ensure that we meet all regulatory requirements and the environmental expectations of our investors, customers, employees and other stakeholders. Some of our related practices include:
Each year, we plant approximately 60 million seedlings and plan for the natural regeneration of millions of trees.
- Protecting Water Quality
We implement Best Management Practices and forest practices regulations for water quality in all states where we operate.
- Managing Wildlife Habitat
Approximately 1.5 million acres of company lands are involved in four Habitat Conservation Plans throughout the country, as well as conservation agreements for the grizzly bear in Montana and the red-cockaded woodpecker in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Today, all of Plum Creek's ownership is certified under SFI. Currently, we are operating under the 2010-2014 SFI Standard and compliance with the standard is audited and verified by Bureau Veritas (BV), an independent third-party certifier.