Thursday, July 27, 2006

Meet the New Guys

George O'Brien, new President of PL and former Vice President of International Paper.

"The problem with the public's perception of the forest products industry is, they see the clear-cut. And if it looks bad, then it must be bad."

But, O'Brien points out, a beautiful meadow was once a clear-cut.

"There's a lot of environmental pressures out there -- how to convince the public and our customers ... that we operate our forests in an environmentally sensitive and responsible way," O'Brien said.

[above three paragraphs from]

While O'Brien was VP of International Paper, the company "sold off assets not a part of its core business" including "much of it's west coast timberlands". This was in order to begin paying off a more than $12 billion debt.

Now where have I heard this stuff before?


Resource Land Holdings

These are the proud new owners of 5,800 acres of former PL lands in Kneeland, Miranda, Rio Dell, Fortuna and Mad River.

from left to right
Aaron M. Patsch, B. Joseph Leininger (founder), James W. Geisz

"The mission of Resource Land Holdings is to build portfolios of resource-rich real estate that produce current income and realize their potential for long term appreciation."

"Depressed economic cycles create an environment where capital is nearly inaccessible for the regional entrepreneur, and it is in those situations that RLH presents itself as a source of opportunistic capital, frequently investing alongside local partners and entrepreneurs."

Who are the local entrepeneurs in this deal?

Ranchers Don Schoenhofer and Joe Rice of Fortuna.


At 7/29/2006 09:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Visit the North Coast Earth First! website, at

At 7/30/2006 09:59:00 AM, Blogger saf said...

I leave the comments unmoderated trusting that the forum will be used respectfully. You ( anon9:58) posted an identical comment on every visible story. This in effect spammed the Recent Comments column in the sidebar. Please do not spam this blog again.

At 7/31/2006 06:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

At 8/02/2006 02:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You spam people constantly...I'm directing people to the North Coast Earth First! website, which is not even mentioned on the NCEF! voice mail.

At 8/02/2006 02:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The North Coast Earth First! website isn't mentioned on the voice mail, yet Sun Valley Floral Farms is. The Sun Valley campaign is not a consensed-upon EF! project, yet it appears on the NCEF! voice mail...hmmmm...why not put "9/11 Truth Movement" on there, too?
Oh, because it's run by one person, with no regard for group consensus. The "moderator" of this site won't even come to an NCEF! meeting when requested to do so, because it might involve a decision getting made that she doesn't like.
Total disrespect of the consensus process, which she accuses others of violating constantly.

At 8/02/2006 07:03:00 PM, Blogger saf said...

Who are you and why do you think you know me?

At 8/02/2006 07:17:00 PM, Blogger saf said...

BTW, I reserve my right to take measures against Spam such as deleting it.

Defenition of Spam;

(noun) Irrelevent or innapropriate message sent on the internet to a large number of recipients.

(verb) send or post the same message indiscriminately (to a large number of recipients) on the internet.

At 8/02/2006 09:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You call the NCEF! website irrelevant? Can you spell irrelevant?
If this blogspot is listed on the NCEF! voicemail, then pointing people to the website is very appropriate.

If you're not who I think you are, then I apologize.
Have a nice day.

At 8/02/2006 10:00:00 PM, Blogger saf said...

You are very rude, you think you can insult me and apologize in the same comment?

Would you act like such a jerk if your name was attached to your comments?

At 8/02/2006 10:20:00 PM, Blogger saf said...

Looks like some NCEF! fallout is drifting into the area. Much like chernobyl it will have a lasting effect. The best thing I can do now is put a cap on it.

I have saved a sample here for public inspection. Anyone know the half-life of the element BS ?

At 8/08/2006 11:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I leave the comments unmoderated..."
Is that why almost all of the links to the NCEF! website have been deleted?
If you're interested in helping to save ancient forests, then why discourage people from visiting the NCEF! website?
Our non-violent direct action campaign has been going on for over 20 years, yet you delete the link time and time again.
Apparently you're not really interested in saving ancient forests; you're more interested in control, that's obvious.
People should have the option of connecting with a group that's doing direct action to save these forests, yet you delete every link to the North Coast Earth First! website...what are your motives?

At 4/05/2013 08:48:00 PM, Anonymous pique242 said...

Why don't we make 40 trees compulsary on every acre of land? This way people will be obliged to maintain atleast to care for environment. By making it compulsary we can possibly control global warming, which carbon credits has failed.

At 4/05/2013 08:49:00 PM, Anonymous pique242 said...

Why don't we make 40 trees compulsary on every acre of land? This way people will be obliged to maintain atleast to care for environment. By making it compulsary we can possibly control global warming, which carbon credits has failed.

At 9/17/2013 07:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not see what this lovely bunch of land conservators is up to in Tennessee? But it's the South, right? Who cares? We do.

This bunch of absentee landowners is trying to put an 850-acre landfill next the Duck River, full of endangered species and living on well water!


See also:

Yet they won't even show up to the zoning hearings to talk about the class I landfill that, I bet, they will try to turn into a Class II landfill for salt cake dross to make big $$$ - that's a theory, but attorney (Hardin) representing them also represents to secondary Aluminum processors (TAP & Smelter Services) in Mt. Pleasant, TN, that are always needing a new place for their waste.

At 11/19/2014 06:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Resource Land Holding tried to annihilate a neighborhood in Northern Colorado....Serratoga Falls.


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