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Stewardship

Stewardship

The value of our forests is not measured in timber alone. That is why Matson uses a whole-forest management approach that promotes all the benefits of the forest. Therefore, in addition to producing high quality timber, our management policies also promote sustained timber growth, environmental stewardship, and public recreation.

Sustained Timber Growth

The forests of tomorrow are shaped by the practices of today. Timber is a renewable resource, and we are committed to growing high quality, hardwood forests for the future. This commitment ensures that we can provide high quality hardwood lumber without compromising the ability of the next generation to meet their needs.

Environmental Stewardship

We recognize that with forest ownership comes the responsibility of stewardship. Every one of our management plans is embedded with measures for wildlife habitat protection, watershed protection, and soil conservation. Most often our practices exceed the requirements of regulatory agencies, whether it is not disturbing sensitive habitats such as wetlands or nesting sites, maintaining riparian buffer zones, or sensible road construction methods that minimize soil erosion and impact to aquatic habitats.

Public Recreation

Finally, we understand that there is something special about the woods. They bring a quality to the landscape that cannot be found in populated places. We are proud to share our woodlands with others by keeping the majority of our property open to the public. Whether it is hunting, fishing, hiking, or simply searching for solitude, we encourage our neighbors to enjoy our woods.