In contrast to large corporations that own their land and thus harvest trees according to their internal policies, Pyramid Mountain Lumber’s timber supply relies on building long-term relationships with landowners.
In fact, two-thirds of all logs processed at Pyramid Mountain Lumber are “Purchase Logs.” This means that Pyramid Mountain Lumber buys its supply of logs from landowners. The process ensures a supply of quality timber for the company while also providing the landowner with professional assistance with their timber management.
To begin the process, a member of Pyramid Mountain Lumber’s forestry resource team will visit the harvest site. This insures the sale owner will get the best dollar value for the harvested logs. Also, Pyramid Mountain Lumber provides free professional forestry advice for loggers and landowners on their site. This helps landowners refine their long-term objectives for their forest’s health. During this time, Pyramid Mountain Lumber and the sale owner will reach agreement on terms of the Purchase Agreement.
Each landowner or owner of the timber sale must obtain a Purchase Agreement prior to delivery. The Purchase Agreement establishes who the contract is with and also:
Before a Purchase Agreement can be issued, the sale owner MUST obtain a ‘Hazard Reduction Agreement.’ This agreement with the state addresses the disposal of slash. It can be obtained at your nearest Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) office. The nearest location to Pyramid Mountain Lumber is the State Lands office at Sperry Grade (Clearwater Junction).