Forest Scene

Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities

At Vaagen Brothers, managing a thriving business and protecting the future of the forests are part of the same proposition. By taking a long term view, they’ve come to understand that what effects the forest, effects our business, our employees, our customers — and the communities where we live, work and play.

Vaagen strives to operate with integrity and in a spirit of cooperation — to do the right things and to listen. Some people might think it’s unusual for a lumber company to involved in lobbying for stronger environmental laws, or to take a leading role in conservation groups like the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition, but at Vaagen Brothers, it’s an integral and essential part of the way we do business.

By adopting an holistic view and understanding that what we do (as well as what we don’t do) can have important and far reaching consequences, we’ve learned to make well-informed choices that help keep both our forests and our communities strong, healthy and growing.