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Posts covering the topic fraud — whether by employees, contractors, mills, procurement departments, or landowners — within the forest industry from certified fraud examiner and forester Aaron Gilland of Dendro Resource Management.

Review of Scale House Records is the Best Source for Discovering Potential Security Problems

Review of Scale House Records is the Best Source for Discovering Potential Security Problems

Although there is some benefit in watching for abnormal behavior at the scale house itself, the primary solution is found in having accurate record-keeping practices and then conducting periodic audits to look for discrepancies and unusual situations that need further investigation.

When auditing the scale house documentation, look for the following situations, as they may point to potential problems.

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<strong>Forest Activists Block Logging in Freshwater</strong>

Forest Activists Block Logging in Freshwater

On February 21, 2023, an anti-logging activist suspended himself via nets and rope in a contraption called a sky pod in a thicket of trees in Freshwater, California, to prevent Humboldt Redwood Company from cutting down trees on their property.  The protestors contend the huge trees in the area are becoming increasingly rare and represent … Continue reading Forest Activists Block Logging in Freshwater

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I’m not lying, I’m advertising

I’m not lying, I’m advertising

Greetings! Christopher Dillard of Dillard Timber LLC advertised his logging and timber services to North Carolina customers. The company owned no logging equipment, had no employees and Dillard himself didn’t log or mill timber. Dillard worked differently. His business model was to get the customer orders and then find a third party to do the … Continue reading I’m not lying, I’m advertising

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