International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) says its two stewardship partnerships with
“This is a win-win for our central Oregon communities and the Deschutes National Forest,” said Chuck Burley, Interfor’s timber procurement manager in Gilchrist. “Together, these partnerships will support 450 direct and indirect jobs, and generate revenue for local restoration activities.”
Interfor’s Gilchrist Division was recently awarded the Fine Integrated Resource Timber Contract (IRTC), the third of three projects offered to complete a research project led by the Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station. The Fine IRTC will result in 13 million board feet of timber and $1.5 million in retained receipts. IRTCs are a means to pay for stewardship work through the sale of commercial forest products.
In 2012, Interfor was awarded the Bind IRTC to harvest timber on
“These partnerships show how forests and communities can benefit when everyone works together,” said Burley. “This timber supports Interfor’s investments, advancing our plans to increase production and product offerings from our Gilchrist sawmill.”
Interfor is a leading global lumber supplier, with annual capacity of more than 2 billion board feet, and one of the most diverse lines of lumber products in the world. The Company has operations across North America and is headquartered in