At PotlatchDeltic, taking care of business means taking care of the environment. Practices that protect air, soil, water, and wildlife help ensure that we can keep harvesting trees well into the future. That's why we train professional loggers in sustainable harvesting methods—and why we regenerate every acre of land as soon as possible after harvest. It is why our policy is to strive for perfect compliance with regulations governing air and water emissions. And it is why we have partnered with government agencies, universities, and nonprofit groups to study and protect a variety of wildlife and plant species that inhabit our forestlands.
PotlatchDeltic is committed to sustainable forest management. For us, that means we want to make sure that people enjoy the many benefits of healthy, managed forests both today and in the future - benefits such as water quality, air quality, wildlife habitat, forest products, recreation and more.
One of the ways we do this is abiding by credible forest certification systems, such as the Sustainable Forestry Initiative ® (SFI ®) and the Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC ®). All of our land management units are certified to either the SFI or FSC standards and we evaluate new land purchases for one or both certifications as specific market opportunities exist.
Third-party certification of our forest management is important for several reasons. First, it provides credible independent verification. Further, it ensures that our practices meet a set of specific and meaningful values. And finally, certification provides a clear process for continually improving all of our practices.