MRC® was created in July 1998 and consists of approximately 350 square miles (228,800 acres) of coast redwood and Douglas-fir forestland spanning across 75 Northern California coastal watersheds with 1,500 miles of year-round streams. The forestlands of MRC are located about two hours north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Mendocino and Sonoma counties.
HRC™ was created in July 2008 through the reorganization of the former Pacific Lumber Company and related entities. HRC consists of approximately 327 square miles (209,300 acres) of coast redwood and Douglas-fir forestland spanning across 60 Northern California coastal watersheds with about 305 miles of fish-bearing streams and nearly 1,100 miles of streams supporting non-fish aquatic life. The forestlands are located about five hours north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Humboldt County.
From the beginning, MRC’s stated purpose has been to demonstrate it is possible to manage productive forestlands with a high standard of environmental stewardship, and also operate a successful business. The company’s original stewardship objective has evolved into a goal of restoring its property to a redwood and Douglas-fir dominated selectively-harvested forest. Additional stewardship objectives include measurable improvements in aquatic and upslope habitat, old growth protection, clean water, and community well being, in addition to producing long-term sustainable timber supplies. Investment in HRC provides an opportunity to duplicate what has worked well for Mendocino Redwood Company over the past twelve years. Within the first week of operation, HRC began converting Timber Harvesting Plan (THP) units that were approved as clearcuts under the previous owner to selection harvest. Both MRC and HRC have a policy of open and transparent operations, and are willing to take interested members of the public anywhere on the forestlands.
We invite you to learn more about our forest management operations by viewing this series of informational videos. Shot entirely on location in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties on company property and featuring company employees – these videos offer a compelling snapshot into our day to day forest management operations.