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About Us

Working Forests Initiative (WFI) seeks to establish and advance a common understanding of the broad range of environmental, economic, and societal benefits generated by working forests, the many sustainable products they provide, and the critical role forests play as a natural climate solution.

WFI is a new 501c6 supported by a broad range of leading companies and trade associations representing the American forestry sector. WFI includes funders and partners spanning the supply chain, from large and mid-sized timberland owners to loggers, pulp and paper producers and solid wood manufacturers who create lumber, OSB, plywood and engineered wood.

Board of Directors

  • Ray Ferris (Chair) West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
  • Eric Cremers (Secretary/Treasurer) PotlatchDeltic Corporation Ltd
  • Brian Luoma (Chair Emeritus) The Westervelt Co.
  • Jon Gartman (Chair Emeritus) Sierra Pacific Industries
  • Alexander Ingraham Pingree Associates
  • Cees de Jager Softwood Lumber Board
  • Don Kayne Canfor
  • Pete Madden US Endowment for Forestry & Communities
  • Jimmy Mason Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
  • Scott Folk Roseburg Forest Products
  • Jérôme Pelletier JD Irving
  • Devin Stockfish Weyerhaeuser
  • Mark McHugh Rayonier
  • Caroline Dauzat Rex Lumber