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Deer in a forest with title: Rayonier Stories
In the face of an unprecedented historic wildfire season, Rayonier’s fire crews united across state lines to fight wildfires in the Southwest U.S. Their courageous efforts underscored the critical importance of preparedness, leadership and teamwork. They share their frontline experience and how it enhances our ongoing forest management efforts in safeguarding our forests and communities...
Rayonier purchased its first forest property in Nassau County, Florida, in the late 1930s. Since then, it has had a strong presence in the county. Company leaders reflect on our past and future in Nassau County.
Take a video tour of a veneer mill to see the step-by-step process involved in making the thin sheets of wood required to make plywood.
As the forest products market goes through its ups and downs, Rayonier’s timber marketing managers bring stability to the company by ensuring healthy sales regardless of changes in the economic environment.

Forestry

Rayonier’s Fire Crews Unite to Battle Historic Wildfires in the Southwest U.S.

In the face of an unprecedented historic wildfire season, Rayonier’s fire crews united across state lines to fight wildfires in the Southwest U.S. Their courageous efforts underscored the critical importance of preparedness, leadership and teamwork. They share their frontline experience and how it enhances our ongoing forest management efforts in safeguarding our forests and communities...

Rayonier in Nassau: Our Home for 87 Years and Counting

Rayonier purchased its first forest property in Nassau County, Florida, in the late 1930s. Since then, it has had a strong presence in the county. Company leaders reflect on our past and future in Nassau County.

How is Plywood Made? A Veneer Mill Tour

Take a video tour of a veneer mill to see the step-by-step process involved in making the thin sheets of wood required to make plywood.

Exploring Careers in Forestry: What Does a Timber Marketing Manager Do?

As the forest products market goes through its ups and downs, Rayonier’s timber marketing managers bring stability to the company by ensuring healthy sales regardless of changes in the economic environment.

In the Community

Rayonier in Nassau: Our Home for 87 Years and Counting

Rayonier purchased its first forest property in Nassau County, Florida, in the late 1930s. Since then, it has had a strong presence in the county. Company leaders reflect on our past and future in Nassau County.

Rayonier Support Employees Plant 4000 Trees at Planting Day

The support employees, who do not work in the field, got to experience what it’s like to plant a forest of baby trees under the watchful eye of our foresters at this team-building event.

Safety Stars: Recognizing Our Contractors’ Commitment to Safety

Introducing three contractors who have stood out to Rayonier employees for their efforts to make their working conditions as safe as possible.

Rayonier Safety Team Trains 100s of Loggers and Contractors

The team traveled to 8 states for sessions geared toward helping logging companies set up their own OSHA Safety programs.
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Rayonier in Nassau: Our Home for 87 Years and Counting

Rayonier purchased its first forest property in Nassau County, Florida, in the late 1930s. Since then, it has had a strong presence in the county. Company leaders reflect on our past and future in Nassau County.

A Day in the Life of a Forestry Leader: Phillip Smith (Alabama, USA)

For nearly 30 years, Phillip Smith has spent his career with Rayonier, rising from an entry-level forester to the leader of our entire Alabama team. He shares the story of his road to success as we spend a day in the life with this Rayonier leader. Phillip Smith thought Rayonier would be a quick stop...

Tracie Gibbs Brings New Perspective to Forestry Safety

Rayonier’s Director of Safety shares how she developed her passion for safety and the unconventional approach she takes to moving safety forward not just for Rayonier, but for our entire industry.

Rayonier Forester Completes Intensive and Prestigious AgForestry Program

Rayonier Forest Engineer III, Colton Cooley, shares his personal experience as an AgForestry Leadership Program participant. The program is designed to cultivate leaders within Washington State who work in the agriculture, forestry, and natural resource industries.

Our Businesses

Rayonier in Nassau: Our Home for 87 Years and Counting

Rayonier purchased its first forest property in Nassau County, Florida, in the late 1930s. Since then, it has had a strong presence in the county. Company leaders reflect on our past and future in Nassau County.

Rayonier and Hunters Work Together for Healthy Forests

Rayonier and its hunting customers share a sense of responsibility for the land’s resources, creating a partnership that benefits forests and wildlife.

What Happens During a Timber Harvest?

We put decades of work into each stand of trees, all leading to this day. Join us “behind the scenes” as we harvest them and turn them into logs destined to become all kinds of products you depend on every day.

Where Do Utility Poles Come From?

Utility poles are so tall, straight and sturdy, it takes a special tree to make them. You can’t simply grow an entire forest of poles: you have to find the top candidates. Our foresters explain how they locate, measure and prepare these valuable trees.

Safety As A Way of Life

Tracie Gibbs Brings New Perspective to Forestry Safety

Rayonier’s Director of Safety shares how she developed her passion for safety and the unconventional approach she takes to moving safety forward not just for Rayonier, but for our entire industry.

Safety Stars: Recognizing Our Contractors’ Commitment to Safety

Introducing three contractors who have stood out to Rayonier employees for their efforts to make their working conditions as safe as possible.

Rayonier Safety Team Trains 100s of Loggers and Contractors

The team traveled to 8 states for sessions geared toward helping logging companies set up their own OSHA Safety programs.

How Forest Management Prevents Forest Fires

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...

Sustainability

How is Plywood Made? A Veneer Mill Tour

Take a video tour of a veneer mill to see the step-by-step process involved in making the thin sheets of wood required to make plywood.

Climate Smart Forestry: Is Forest Management a Climate and Carbon Solution?

Climate smart forestry practices amplify the protective role the forest plays in the environment, providing a natural solution to combat climate change. Learn what climate smart forestry is about and see some of the climate smart strategies Rayonier is implementing across its ownership.

How Forestry Companies Prove They’re Sustainable

Get a rare, behind-the-scenes look at a sustainable forestry certification audit with third-party auditor Richard Boitnott, who has been doing Sustainable Forestry Initiative® audits for 22 years.

Florida company gives multiple lives to logging “leftovers”

The logging company owners use leftover pine shavings in more ways than one to provide a circular business model that benefits their bottom line, the horse community and the earth. It’s always fascinating to learn about the unique ways our contractors use Rayonier pine trees. Who would have thought trees made their way into cell...

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How Trees Become Lumber

Follow the journey as a group of trees from a Rayonier forest become 2×4 and 2×6 boards at a West Fraser sawmill. Lumber is primarily used to build new houses and in repair and remodeling projects.

HR specialist opens doors to more diversity in forestry

Ebony Presha’s role is focused on creating greater forestry career awareness and expanding diversity at Rayonier.

How Forestry Companies Prove They’re Sustainable

Get a rare, behind-the-scenes look at a sustainable forestry certification audit with third-party auditor Richard Boitnott, who has been doing Sustainable Forestry Initiative® audits for 22 years.

What is Sustainable Forestry?

We take a detailed look at what “sustainable forestry” means, the standards that have to be met in order to be considered sustainable in forestry, and the impact of sustainable forestry practices on the environment.