Jobs

Providing highly technical skilled jobs managing our forest 90% of which are tribal members

Lumber

Producing nearly 88 million board feet of lumber, $10.8 million in wages, and generates over $51 million in product sales

Conservation

Providing critical habitat for fisheries, salmon, big game such as the deer and elk.

Growth

Pairing Tribal knowledge with modern management, the Yakama Nation and Yakama Forest Products produce forest ecosystem programs of excellence

YAKAMA FOREST PRODUCTS

Respecting the Forest  •  Honoring the Past  •  Building the Future

Sustainable Forestry  •  Working WITH Nature

YAKAMA FOREST PRODUCTS
TIMELINE

First Management plan
First Scholarships
Devastating Fires
Reduce Risk
Manage Forest
Create Jobs
Conservation
First Timber Management Plan for Yakama lands focused on insect resistant forests
First Yakama forestry scholarships offered funded by Forest Management Deductions
Large reservation wildfires led to the need for establishing Yakama Forest Products to salvage losses from the burned forest.
YFP completed construction of a small- and large-diameter mill.
Yakama wood products are successfully certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
Wildfire impacted more than 60,000 acres of Tribal forestlands and YFP was able to salvage more than 15,000 acres
YFP enters into its first Forest Stewardship agreement with the US Forest Service
YFP provides 240 jobs, supports 400 families, and processes 72 million board feet with a payroll of $10.8 million

1942
1991
1994
98-02
2013
2015
2018
Today

YAKAMA FOREST PRODUCTS
OUR STORY