Pope Resources is not like other timber companies. Our ownership, governance, and operations all reflect our commitment to sustainable performance and account for our exceptional lifespan. Woven throughout our more than 165 years in the Pacific Northwest is a solid history of responsible land and resource stewardship. We understand that the proper management of timberlands benefits both the environment and our unitholders alike.
By focusing on land and timber, we are well positioned to deliver sustainable returns. All of the lands we manage for timber production meet the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI®), which integrates 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 certified by PricewaterhouseCoopers. We believe that being a good steward not only significantly reduces the financial and reputational hazards our industry faces, but also enhances the long-term viability of the forests we manage. Our risk management is, in effect, paid forward.
Contributing to our success and setting us apart from most other publicly traded entities is our ownership, board, and corporate governance. Our founding families have retained large ownership stakes. But unlike many firms with founding-family involvement, Pope Resource’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. And because of our structure as a master limited partnership, our directors and executives know our unitholders personally, and engage them in regular, substantive communication. The master limited partnership structure also affords our unitholders unique, tax-advantaged distributions, in stark contrast to the dividends paid by the publicly traded entities in our industry.
Land and timber have been important to people for millennia and may feel old-school, but our operations are based on cutting-edge technology; our capital allocation decisions are supported by sophisticated analysis; and we run lean operations with below-peer average G&A. Our unitholders understand that, in return for diminished liquidity, they gain advantageous tax treatment, general partners who are real owners, an exceptionally skilled board, and a company focused on providing sustainable operations and distributions. At Pope Resources, we cultivate steady, long-term rewards for our unitholders, our company, and our planet.
Any questions or information requests can be referred to:
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (360) 697-6626
Transfer Agent & Registrar
If you need assistance with a change of address, lost dividend checks or certificates, or registered ownership change, please contact:
P.O. Box 30170
College Station, TX 77842-3170