Green Diamond Resource Company is a fifth-generation, family-owned forest products company. We own and manage forests in California and Washington and produce redwood and Douglas-fir lumber in California. We manage our lands in an environmentally responsible manner, as sustainable and productive working forests. A few important facts:
- We operate under the toughest forest practice regulations
found anywhere – regulations developed to protect water
quality, soils, fish, wildlife species, sensitive plants
and archeological sites.
- In California, Green Diamond Resource Company lands have achieved Forest Management certification under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards and The California Redwood Company has achieved Chain of Custody certification under FSC standards.
- All of our timberlands and lumber operations are independently certified to be in compliance with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard.
- We harvest less than 2% of our lands annually; all harvested areas are quickly replanted to start the forest cycle anew.
- These vibrant, working forests improve water quality, provide habitat for many fish and wildlife species and store carbon – carbon that continues to be stored in the quality wood products these forests produce.
- In 1992, we were the first company to be granted a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) that covers our California lands for the Northern Spotted Owl. In 2007, we obtained approval for an HCP plan that protects seven aquatic species on our lands in California. A Multi-species Habitat Conservation Plan that protects 51 fish and wildlife species on our Washington lands was approved in 2000.
- Ethical conduct is expected of everyone who serves Green Diamond and California Redwood - our Board, officers, managers, employees, and contractors. It is a tradition that has endured for more than a century and one that will drive our success for future generations. We take pride in our "In the Clear/Out of the Bight" Code of Conduct.
Green Diamond is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and has four primary businesses:
- California Timberlands Division, Korbel, Calif.
- The California Redwood Company, Korbel, Calif.
- Northwest Timberlands Division, Shelton, Wash.
- Land Management and Business Development, Seattle, Wash.