To the Editor,
In the Aug. 9, 2018 press release that announced the formation of Mosaic Forest Management, TimberWest and Island Timberlands explained that they were entering into an agreement that provided for a shared use of facilities, aligning of best practices and enhancing of forest stewardship. The release in part said: No significant changes are anticipated to sustainable harvest levels, contractor and field workforce employment as a result of this affiliation. Both companies will continue to process logs to meet the needs of domestic mills.
I think it is time for Mosaic to live up to their commitment to both the communities that they work in and the workers that they employ.
Over the years the forest industry has had many, many discussions on the difficulty in attracting new employees to the forest industry. Sometimes it isn’t hard to see why this has been such a problem.