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Rayonier employees are putting our resources to work for you! We take you behind the scenes in this series of Rayonier videos and articles.

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The Woodworkers of Rayonier: Shane Bergman

It’s been incredible to witness the demand for forest products explode over the past year-and-a-half. Not only do the trees we grow help keep industries running, but they have provided a source of creativity for thousands of DIYers throughout the pandemic. In this series: The Woodworkers of Rayonier, we celebrate the exceptional projects completed by our talented team members. Today, we feature Texas-based Senior Timber Marketing Manager Shane Bergman, who got his whole family involved in an accidental DIY side-hustle building patio furniture during lockdown.

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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 (who are also trained firefighters) share how forest management reduces wildfire risk.

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How Forest Management Helps Protect Firefighters

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.

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Preventing Wildfires and Protecting the Environment Together

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.

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The Woodworkers of Rayonier: New Zealand’s Sam Middlemass

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.

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The Woodworkers of Rayonier: Neris Biciunas

Foresters spend their careers growing trees for the lumber needs of future generations. To celebrate the end use of our work, we created the Rayonier DIY Contest for woodworkers, seeking to see some of the best DIY projects around. We started with our own team. Today, we feature our grand prize winner: Washington State-based Resource Land Manager Neris Biciunas and his entry of traditionally made wooden kayaks.

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