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Peter Hayes

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42 minutes


Forest management, Sustainable forestry -- Forest Stewardship Council, Lumber trade


Interview of Peter Hayes by Glen Esler on July 28th, 2006.

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As of 2010, Peter Hayes was an owner of Hyla Woods, a family owned forestry business consisting of three working forests in the coast range. He also sits on the Oregon Board of Forestry.


Portland native Peter Hayes is interviewed regarding Hyla Woods, a sustainable woods network. Hyla Woods is described as his family-owned business operating three, Forest Stewardship Council certified forests in the northern Oregon Coast Range. Using positive impact forestry methods, he aims to grow ecologically complex, economically viable, responsibly operated forests. The wood is sold in both log form and as finished products, milled in the forest and dried in solar dry kilns; included is a discussion of the economics of his business model.

This interview is part of “The Sustainability History Project: Documenting Sustainable Development and Practice in the Pacific Northwest” at Portland State University.


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