Our forests are carefully planned long before the first seedling breaks through the soil. From the passion behind a theory proven true in our research division, to the reverence of a forester managing the same stands of trees for decades, to the persistence of our teams who look at those trees through different lenses, our people are what makes Rayonier stand the test of time.
Just under the canopy of a stand of pine trees, inside our greenhouses, below the shed roof of our headquarters, and in our communities, Rayonier employees are putting our resources to work for you. We take you behind the scenes in this series of Rayonier videos and articles.
Is forest management the key to drastically reducing wildfire risk? In this series, we talk to experienced foresters and firefighters about how to reduce the severity and frequency of forest fires, how to improve a wildland fire crew's ability to put a fire out and what causes mega fires. In this first installment, Rayonier foresters (who are also trained firefighters) share how forest management reduces wildfire risk.
Is forest management the key to drastically reducing wildfire risk? An Oregon firefighter shares how managed forests make fighting a wildfire less risky for firefighters AND the communities nearby in the second installment of our wildfire prevention series.
Is forest management the key to drastically reducing wildfire risk? In our final installment of this series about wildfire prevention, we look at how firefighters, foresters and loggers are making strides in protecting well-managed forests.
Blogger Emilee Anderson shares how she discovered woodworking and became a mentor for other women with an interest in wood-based DIY projects. Emilee is our latest interviewee as we celebrate wooden DIY projects and search for some of America's best work. You can enter your favorite project into the Rayonier DIY Contest from now to Nov. 1, 2021. Visit rayonier.com/diy-contest.
In the forestry industry, it’s our business to grow the best trees to make lumber for building and DIY projects. Woodwork DIYers found solace in their craft throughout the pandemic, which gave us the idea: let’s seek out some of the best wood-based DIY projects out there. We started with a contest for our own employees, and they didn’t disappoint! Today we’re featuring Sam Middlemass, who built many beautiful projects while staying home during the pandemic.
Rayonier is on an ongoing quest to provide what the world needs most from our land.
Our trees provide homes and refuge to wildlife; clean the air by absorbing carbon dioxide; protect water quality by filtering rain; and cool the earth with their shade. Decades after they’re planted, they will become lumber, pulp, paper and other wood-based products. And, just as we harvest trees, we plant millions more every year.
As the communities around Rayonier's land grow, sometimes our properties are needed for a different use. That's where our real estate subsidiary, Raydient Places + Properties, comes in, creating places with a purpose that meet the needs of the communities around us.
* Raydient is a trademark of Raydient LLC, a taxable real estate investment trust subsidiary of Rayonier.
We believe in sharing our land, putting it to work, and meeting as many needs as we can with our 2.7 million acres. We meet alternative energy needs through solar farm, wind and biomass opportunities. Hunters, fishermen and beekeepers use our land. And we harvest more than trees, working with buyers to fill the need for minerals, fill dirt, pine straw and palmetto berries to name a few.
Rayonier forests serve a critical role in our environment today and for future generations. Find out how our team protects wildlife, conserves water, improves soil quality, ensures healthy forests and works with our communities.
Each year, Rayonier makes more than 2.1 million acres available for recreational licensing in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and Washington.
Rayonier foresters take great care in managing our timberlands while being good stewards of the environment. Our portfolio includes acreage in the U.S. South, U.S. Pacific Northwest and New Zealand.