Western Forest - June 2015

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Southwest Washington - Looking across the Columbia River into Oregon - Rayonier Timberlands - Naselle, Wash.
This picture was taken from KO peak on the western edge of Rayonier's Grays River tree farm located in Southwest Washington. Purchased in 2008, this 31,000 acre tract of prime timberland has become an important component of Rayonier's northwest timber operations. The forested hill in the foreground is a 30-40 year old stand of mixed Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock. In the background is the fogged in Columbia River Basin and Oregon's Saddle Mountain, proving that on a clear day you really can see forever.
Lewis and Clark journeyed on the Columbia River more than 110 years ago on their mission to find an overland route to the Pacific Ocean. The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest and has long been important for trade and commerce in the region

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