SDS (and Spring Creek) UPDATES

SDS and Timber lands SOLD!!!

Big News!!!   Today, on September 30, 2021, "A consortium of three entities – Seattle-based Twin Creeks Timber, LLC, The Conservation Fund, and Carson, Washington-based WKO, Inc. – have agreed to acquire SDS Lumber and Timber Companies. The transaction is...

Take the Money and Run!!!

The brochure promoting the sale of SDS Lumber (https://friendsofthewhitesalmon.org/wp-content/uploads/Project-Steelhead_Teaser.pdf) is slick and impressive. Deceitfully calling the sale “Project Steelhead,” the brochure was produced by an up-and-coming Wall...

RESPONSE by Friends of White Salmon to SDS “Project Steelhead”

Pat Arnold, on behalf of Friends of White Salmon, has submitted the following response to SDS's "Project Steelhead" solicitation:   Friends of the White Salmon River friends@friendsofthewhitesalmon.org Statement on SDS sale opening brochure May 4, 2021...

Project Steelhead – Teaser

Perella Weinberg Partners (“PWP”), a company comprised of partners and analysts from New York, is advising on the sale of SDS.  They have created and are circulating an attractive, colorful, glossy introductory brochure entitled Project Steelhead - Summary...

Community awareness of impact of SDS sale

As SDS prepares to sell their corporate assets, local community groups, including Friends of the White Salmon, are engaging the community to bring "about awareness of the potential impacts the sale could have on the Gorge region." The March 2, 2021, Columbia Gorge...

Statement on the SDS Lumber Company Sale

Friends of the White Salmon River is deeply rooted in the White Salmon watershed and in Klickitat and Skamania Counties. Activists since 1976, we’ve worked hard to protect the river. SDS Lumber Company is also rooted here, acquiring 100,000 acres of timberland over 75 years and managing that land and the mill for long-term sustainability.

SDS Mill and Timberland to be sold!

Rumors in the fall of 2019 that SDS was going to sell its mill in Bingen, Washington, and/or its 101,000 acres of timberland were confirmed by their press release on September 21, 2020.   Beginning September 30, 2020, Sandra DeMent wrote...

Stunning News from SDS

Stunning News from SDS

Stunning news from SDS this week.  A press release on September 21 says ““Under the leadership of the board, SDS will evaluate its options, including a sale of the mill and timberland businesses. “  If the mill and timber business go away, what is left for...