Pope Resources (“PR”), along with its predecessor companies, has a history of over 165 years of responsible land and resource stewardship in the Pacific Northwest.
Unlike many of the world’s most important resources, which are either rapidly depleting or linked to environmental challenges, timber is both renewable—if properly managed—and a major source of environmental benefits. It is also of human and cultural significance to the people of the Pacific Northwest and to people more generally.
Trees do not grow overnight, and land management is inherently long term. PR’s ownership, governance, and operations all reflect our commitment to sustainable performance and account for our exceptional lifespan. We are committed to acting in our unitholders’ interests, but we do not sacrifice future integrity for current distributions.
In a world which the population is steadily increasing but the size of the planet is not, we believe our focus on land and timber position us well for delivering sustainable returns. But we don’t just hope for this result. We currently operate all lands we manage for timber production to meet the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (“SFI®”), which is designed to integrate the perpetual growing and harvesting of trees with the conservation of wildlife and aquatic habitats, soil, air and water quality, carbon, biological diversity, recreation and aesthetics. Our compliance with the SFI® standards is independently third-party certified by Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Starting at the top: our ownership and board set us apart from most entities traded on major US exchanges. Our founding families have retained large ownership stakes. Unlike many firms with founding -family involvement, PR’s managing general partner (Pope MGP, Inc.) has a board of directors comprised of five men and women with exceptional industry, financial and investment talent.