Stewardship of the land has been a strongly-held philosophy and practice for the Douglas Companies. On our land holdings, each site identified is evaluated on its own merits for the silviculture technique best suited to it. Because Eastern White Pine grows best in a mixed forest environment, land management treatments are selected to aid natural regeneration, allowing the best trees to provide seed and ensure an even better forest in the future.

The companies work together in cooperation with Kejimkujik National Park and its affiliation with the Smithonian Institution’s Biodiversity Study. Specific plots have been identified on both Park lands (control plots) and Douglas lands (working plots). Over several years the plots will be compared on a number of scientific levels to evaluate silviculture techniques.