In all of their land management and timber harvest activities, CFR seeks to leave the land in better condition than they found it. CFR understands that our land, forest and waterways are some of our greatest natural resources and this principle guides them in all their business practices. The personnel of CFR have good and long standing relationships with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other government agencies that they work with to ensure that tomorrow’s forests will be healthier, stronger and more productive than they are today.

“Not only do we love and enjoy the outdoors on a personal level but our livelihood is tied directly to the health and sustainability of the resource. That is why we plant an average of 20 trees for each one that we harvest”

- Ben Cedarland

Soil types and nutrient richness relate directly to the health and growth rates of our trees. CFR uses low impact harvest technologies to minimize the effect on the sites ground. If a particular job requires that roads be built CFR works with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to identify a means of construction that will minimize impact to the soil.


“Timber is the greatest renewable resource we have in this country. When you look at the things that are being done in the forest product industry now, with bio fuels and wood fiber products you realize that we are just scratching the surface with its potential. Because of its renewable qualities if managed properly it really can be a limitless resource for all of us.” 

- Tim Cedarland


Working with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other agencies CFR is careful to identify and protect riparian zones around streams and wetlands. These buffer zones protect the wet areas from run off that can cloud the water and hurt fish habitat. CFR is proud of its history and record of working with nature in a responsible way.