The quality of our timberland holdings are a result of the vision and patience of H.R. MacMillan. Also known for his role as British Columbia’s first Chief Forester. HR MacMillan subsequently built one of Canada’s foremost forest products companies, MacMillan Bloedel Limited.
In 1999, MacMillan Bloedel Limited was purchased by Weyerhaeuser Company. Weyerhaeuser the “Tree Growing Company” is a highly regarded integrated forest products company with a long history of successful timberland management. In May of 2005, Weyerhaeuser sold all of their BC coastal assets. Island Timberlands was formed as a result of the purchase of the BC coastal private timberlands and began operating in June 2005. Island Timberlands is a privately held company based on Vancouver Island.
To learn more about the BC coast's interesting history visit the Alberni Heritage Society or the Forest Discovery Centre's websites.