Press Releases
  • 04/05/17: The Westervelt Company Names New President and CEO (The Westervelt Company)
    The Westervelt Company is pleased to announce Brian Luoma as President and CEO, effective March 20, 2017. He will assume the role held by Mike Case, who recently announced his retirement after more than 32 years with the company. Brian will assume management and strategic planning responsibility for the land resource organization which includes Westervelt Lumber, Westervelt Renewable Energy, Westervelt Forest Resources, Westervelt Communities, Westervelt Ecological Services and Westervelt New Zealand.
  • 11/18/15: U.S. Wood Pellet Export Market No Threat to U.S. Southern Forests (The Westervelt Company)
    The U.S. export of industrial wood pellets to meet renewable energy goals in the European Union is not a threat to the sustainability of U.S. Southern forests, according to a new report by independent forest analysts and economists using U.S. government and marketplace data. The report was commissioned by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) and the U.S. Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA).
  • 10/07/15: ENDANGERED GIANT GARTER SNAKE PERMANENTLY PROTECTED BY WESTERVELT ECOLOGICAL SERVICES (Westervelt Ecological Services)
    Grasslands Mitigation Bank (GRMB), an environmental project being developed by Westervelt Ecological Services, has been approved by state and federal natural resource agencies to restore Giant Garter snake (Thamnophis gigas) (GGS) habitat and seasonal wetlands on 281 acres in Merced County, California.
  • 09/21/15: WESTERVELT RENEWABLE ENERGY EARNS CERTIFICATION TO THE SUSTAINABLE BIOMASS PARTNERSHIP (SBP) FRAMEWORK (The Westervelt Company)
    Westervelt Renewable Energy's pellet production facility in Aliceville, Alabama, has earned certification to the Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP) Framework.
  • 07/29/15: Nature Conservancy Closes on 12,418-acre Conservation Easement on Westervelt Company Timber Lands (The Westervelt Company)
    Easement is state’s largest since 2008, preserves clean drinking water, wildlife corridor and working forest lands.
  • 01/14/15: MUSEUM SET TO UNVEIL NEW ACCESSION PAINTED IN 1861 (The Westervelt Company)
    A masterwork embodying the patriotic spirit of Union troops as they observe Sunday sermon, “Sunday Morning in the Camp of the Seventh Regiment near Washington, D.C., 1861,” a masterwork painted by Sanford Gifford in 1861, is set to be unveiled in its new home, the Tuscaloosa Museum of Art, during its January 15, 2015, “Art With Friends” event from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • 09/25/14: EPA Must Focus On Forest Fact vs. Fiction (The Westervelt Company)
    An op-ed written by David Garman, a former Assistant Secretary and Undersecretary at the Department of Energy and a current consultant on energy issues, detailing the value of private forests and the public service they provide.
  • 08/26/14: Wood: The Most Natural Resource (The Westervelt Company)
    A sustainable natural resource and modern design element, wood is a critical component of current and future architecture. Spend 5.5 minutes watching this video produced by a partnership in the state of Washington including: Washington Forest Products Association, Washington Contract Loggers Association, Family Forest Foundation, and the Washington Farm Forestry Association.
  • 07/23/14: WESTERVELT ECOLOGICAL SERVICES RESTORES WETLANDS AND STREAMS IN COOSA RIVER BASIN (Westervelt Ecological Services)
    Canoe Creek Mitigation Bank has been approved by agencies to restore wetlands and streams in the Coosa River Basin in St. Clair County, Alabama. The 237-acre mitigation bank is awaiting the first release of credits.
  • 07/23/14: COLUSA BASIN MITIGATION BANK APPROVED TO SELL GIANT GARTER SNAKE CREDITS (Westervelt Ecological Services)
    Located in Colusa County, California, Colusa Basin Mitigation Bank has been approved and the first issue of credits has been released. The 160-acre bank restores habitat for the federally-threatened Giant Garter snake.

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