Conservation scientists and foresters manage the use and development of forests, rangelands, and other natural resources. These lands supply wood products, livestock forage, minerals, and water. They serve as sites for recreational activities and provide habitats for wildlife. Some workers advise private landowners on the use and management of their land and may design and implement programs that make the land healthier and more productive.

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Founded in 1973 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, LP is one of the largest building-products manufacturers in North America, with facilities throughout the United States, Canada, and in Ireland and Chile. LP owns almost a million acres of timberland, predominantly in southern United States, and has more than 60 manufacturing facilities in North America. Visit
If you are looking for the finest hardwood lumber and wood components in the world, Fitzpatrick & Weller, Inc. can furnish them. Our modern sawmill, two wood component plants, pre-driers, dry kilns and lumber yards are spread out over 40 acres and are surrounded by hills rich with some of the most outstanding quality timber in the country. Visit
A world leader in forest management and in paper, pulp and wood products. Visit
Supplier of Extended Life Building Materials; treated poles and pilings, treated timbers, vinyl and wood bulkhead. Design consulting and nationwide shipping. American Pole and Timber is a distribution and material supply firm based in Houston, TX. We offer building material solutions to users of wood products in Texas and throughout the United States. Visit
Georgia-Pacific began in 1927 at an Augusta, Ga., hardwood lumber yard. Today, as one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals, we employ more than 80,000 people at 500 facilities in the United States, Canada and 11 other countries.  Visit
A diversified global manufacturer of Specialty Papers and Engineered Products. Founded in 1864, the company is a world leader in book publishing paper, coffee filter and tea bag papers, carbonless papers, and overlay papers. Visit
Process and distribute kiln-dried hardwoods from Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Specializing in highly figured BIRDSEYE MAPLE, CURLY "TIGER" MAPLE, and EXOTIC HARDWOODS for custom cue makers, luthiers, furniture makers, and artists. Visit
A major producer of wood and fiber products, and the largest manufacturer of newsprint and directory paper in the United States. Visit
Boise Cascade Corporation is a major producer and distributor of pulp and paper, one of the world's premiere business-to-business distributors of office products, and a major manufacturer and distributor of building products. The company, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, owns or controls more than 2 million acres of timberland to support our manufacturing operations.  Visit
is a family owned company founded in 1939. We practice sound land management and responsible stewardship of resources while producing the finest quality lumber products available. Managing our timberlands to the best of our ability to assure forest ecosystem health while maintaining sensitivity. Visit
Manages over 12 million acres of forestlands. Sawlogs and pulpwood harvested from our land represent about one-third of our forest fiber needs. The remainder comes primarily from both large and small private landowners. Visit