Timber security is preventing and detecting fraud in the forest industry. This post reviews timber security cases as an intro to the Timber Security and is an update for those who are established in this business.
Learn from these cases where landowners hired loggers to harvest their standing timber per an agreed contract, and who defrauded the landowners of their proceeds by failing to pay the full amount due from the timber sale.
It took four years, but due to cooperation between federal agencies and the diligence of a Federal Wildlife agent and the US Forest Service, justice was served for one large scale timber thief in eastern Washington.
The 2018 Maple Fire caused incredible loss, damage to forest in the Kitsap area. The flames scorched 3,300 acres of land and destroyed dozens of valuable bigleaf maple trees. It was caused by theives.
A lumber theft operation was perpetrated by trusted employees in Lugoff, SC. Theft occurred over years without anyone’s detection. How did this happen? Learn how to prevent it with our 8 tips.
Timber poaching and theft is increasing due to high lumber prices. Tennessee has experienced increasing theft. Landowners should be watchful and have a plan. Take these steps to protect your timber.