"From the moment we step into a forest, our goal is to leave it in better condition than when we arrived."

Kretz Lumber Company’s environmental policy

is best illustrated through our actions, rather than words. In fact, it’s much more than words to us. Sustainability is part of our culture. We live, breath and hold ourselves personally responsible to be good stewards of the land.

From the moment we step into a forest, our goal is to leave it in better condition than when we arrived. Utilizing sustainable forest management practices is at the forefront of every decision we make.

Creating a legacy

57% of Wisconsin forests and 45% of Michigan’s timberlands are owned by individuals and families. The management of these private woodlands has become increasingly important to ensure the forest’s health and vitality. When working with private landowners, we are committed to providing sustainable management advice so that you can make decisions that not only meet your land objectives, but also best conserve the resources for future generations. Each of us on the Kretz Lumber Company team is dedicated to creating lasting legacies through proper forest management.

Good stewards

As good stewards of the land, we support the following principles:

    • We believe we have an ethical responsibility to provide landowners with sustainable forest management advice while abiding by best management practices.
    • We believe in sustainable forestry and are dedicated to using management practices that support ecological, economic, social and cultural growth of our forests.
    • We believe in respecting the land by following our personal land ethics that are focused on creating healthy, vibrant and productive forests for the future.
    • We believe we have the opportunity to make the world a better place through our work. We are challenged to continually better the land in order to preserve our forests today and tomorrow.

Kretz Lumber Company is a member of many state and national forestry trade associations and actively collaborates with forestry and conservation programs throughout North America. We are dedicated to educating private landowners and future generations about how their decisions impact our forests and will continually work to advance sustainable forest management.