Landowners, Timberland

2017 Land Report 100: Emmerson Family

CAP-AND-TRADE. Sierra Pacific Industries is developing several forest carbon projects and has issued nearly 780,000 carbon credits.

No. 3 Emmerson Family

1,959,666 acres (up 9,666 acres)
The Emmersons’ Sierra Pacific Industries relies on 5,000 crew members to manage nearly 2 million acres of California and Washington timberland, run more than 20 facilities, and market finished products across North America. The company recently brought online a state-of-the-art sawmill in Shelton, Washington. The Shelton mill can produce 500 million board feet of two-by-fours, two-by-sixes, and four-by-fours annually and is the latest addition to a list of plants that includes 14 sawmills, 3 millwork-and-remanufacturing plants, 3 window-and-door plants, and a bark-and-chip plant. The company also operates seven biomass cogeneration energy plants that turn “wood waste” into more than 150 megawatts of electrical power for homes and businesses.
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