Environmental Policy

Brownlee Lumber Company, Inc. (BLC) is committed to the protection of the environment and responsible, sustainable development of our God-given resources.

The United States is the world's leading producer of forest products. More than half (55%) of Pennsylvania, the home of our operations, is comprised of commercial forests, making Pennsylvania the nation's leading producer of hardwood-based material.

In conducting our operations, BLC will:

  • Emphasize, promote and teach the understanding of environmental protection and wise multiple use of our forest resources to our employees and the public;
  • Utilize qualified professional foresters for timber management;
  • Comply with or exceed all applicable federal, state and local regulations;
  • Practice sustainable forestry to meet the needs of the present without compromising future generations;
  • Protect and enhance soil, air and water quality; fish and wildlife habitat; cultural, historical and aesthetic values;
  • Establish and promote Best Management Practices (BMPs) and silvicultural principles;
  • Strive to improve raw material utilization for maximum efficient use of forest resources;
  • Regularly review our practices and procedures on environmental performance.