Sustaining the Forest
As you enjoy your stay at Green Springs Cabins, you should know that you are helping save the forest that surrounds you.
In 2003, Boise Cascade traded this property to a small logging company. We were still operating Green Springs Inn at that time. The loggers came by to let us know that they were planning to clear cut the parcel, which amounts to about 145 acres. They also hinted that they might be willing to sell the land.
An old friend, a Californian who loves Oregon’s forests as much as we do, stepped forward to help us purchase the property. But the land still needed to support itself. Thousands of board feet of potential lumber stood on the site–more than enough to pay off the loan–but we had bought the property to save those trees. Logging was not an option.
That logic led us to cabins. Over the previous decade, we had met many people who had come to spend quality time in one of the world’s last great forests. Some had traveled great distances. None of them wanted to see it converted to a landscape of stumps.
We decided to create an opportunity for people visit the mountains and, at the same time, help preserve the forest.