Plum Creek Florida
Plum Creek began doing business in Florida in 2001 when we merged with The Timber Company and began to manage all Georgia-Pacific Timberlands. Four years later, our Florida presence expanded with the purchase of another 56,000 acres of Northwest Florida land from Soterra LLC. Today, Plum Creek practices sustainable forestry on 448,000 acres in 21 counties across Florida.
Timber is, and will continue to be, our core business. Our Florida operations are centered in four principal areas: the St. Johns Forest, Gulf Hammock Forest, Lake Butler Forest, and the Wire Grass Forest in Northwest Florida. We are part of an industry that contributes more than $16 billion to the Florida economy each year.
With more than 95,000 acres under permanent conservation easements, Plum Creek ranks as the largest private owner of conservation lands in Florida. All of our Florida forestlands have been third-party certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard which combines the perpetual growing and harvesting of trees with the long-term protection of wildlife, plants, soil and water quality.
We take great pride in our efforts to protect environmentally significant lands and maintain sustainable habitats for a diverse array of wildlife in partnership with Florida’s conservation community. The extent of our holdings in the state provides us with opportunities to identify a portion of our lands that are in appropriate paths for future development; It also provides unique opportunities for us to help communities achieve a variety of economic development and growth management objectives.