Enhancing Soil Nutrients
In the lush, west-side timberlands of the Pacific Northwest Douglas-fir and hemlock/spruce forests often contain 300 to 450 tons of organic debris per acre. This organic debris contains the lions share of important tree nutrients and is enhanced through climate-smart forestry techniques, like those that are practiced by EFM, such as delimbing trees in place during a harvest, and leaving harvested slash on the ground for habitat and soil stabilization.
Bloomberg Features Mass Timber
Mass timber, wood constructed from smaller trees engineered together, is the backbone for this new movement to bring wood into tall building construction. This market can support climate-smart forestry by creating a new market for small diameter logs from forests in need of thinning throughout the western U.S. and is predicted to be worth $2 billion globally by the mid-2020’s. #climatesmartforestry #masstimber
The 30x30 Challenge
EFM is participating in an ambitious goal to sequester 1 gigaton of carbon per year in forests
Our Forests Matter
Forests in Oregon sequester over 9 billion tons of C02, which offset 50% of Oregon’s annual emissions. This underscores the critical role forests and climate-smart forest management strategies, such as longer rotations, larger buffers, and increased retention practiced by EFM, play in addressing climate change.
New Conservation Investment Benchmarks
EFM is honored to have contributed to the Cambridge Associates and GIIN partnership that created real-asset impact investing benchmarks, which will help investors measure their performance in timber, infrastructure, and real estate against the rest of the sector.
Rebuilding Home: Sek-wet-se Forest
EFM's sale of forestland to the Coquille Tribe is significant in restoring their ancestral homeland.