In all of their land management and timber harvest activities CFR seeks to leave the land in better condition then they found it. Their understanding that our land, forest and waterways are some of our greatest natural resources guides them in all their business practices. The principals of CFR have good and long standing relationships with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other government agency’s that they work with to ensure that tomorrows forest will be healthier, stronger and more productive then today’s.
“Not only do we love and enjoy the outdoors on a personal level but our livelihood is tied directly to the health and sustainability of the resource. That is why we plant an average of 20 trees for each one that we harvest” -Ben Cedarland
Soil types and nutrient richness relate directly to the health and growth rates of our trees. CFR uses low impact harvest technologies to minimize the effect on the sites topsoil’s. If a particular job requires that roads be built CFR works with the DNR identify a means of construction that will minimize and capture erosion and run off.
“ Most people don’t think about the soil when they think about logging or timber harvesting, but the soil is hugely important. That’s where it all starts; if you don’t have healthy soils you can’t grow healthy trees. That is why we are carful to protect it.”
Working with the DNR and other agencies CFR is careful to identify and protect riparian zones (wooded buffers) around streams and wetlands.
These buffers protect the wet areas from run off that can cloud the water and hurt fish habitat. CFR is proud of its history and record of working with nature in a responsible way.
“Timber is the greatest renewable resource we have in this country. When you look at the things that are being done in the forest product industry now, with bio fuels and wood fiber products you realize that we are just scratching the surface with its potential. Because of its renewable qualities if managed properly it really can be a limitless resource for all of us.” -Tim Cedarland