Press Release


The Campbell Group, LLC Announces Fee Access Program

August, 2001.  The Campbell Group, LLC announced that it plans to continue the Fee Access Program for 2001. Since 1987, the Kapowsin tree farm, which includes nearly 130,000 acres, has been known for an innovative Fee Access Program that was initiated by Champion International and maintained by International Paper. Rainier Timber Company now manages all activities on the tree farm as a result of the recent change in ownership.

The basic structure of the Fee Access Program remains unaltered except for a modification in the general permit system. The adjustment will improve the overall performance of the program and offer a higher quality experience to users. The most important improvement to the program allows annual permit holders the privilege of a self-registration system.

Brian Prater, Area Manager commented, "The Fee Access Program has worked very well in the past, offering the public high-quality hunting and recreational opportunities." Prater also said, "Under this improved access system we will count on a higher level of responsibility to the users, but in turn they will receive a higher quality program."

The fees help pay for program administration to maintain overnight camping, garbage disposal sites and RV dump stations. In cooperation with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, fees also assist in supporting wildlife research and habitat improvement. The Wildlife Research Program includes elk and deer population census, elk telemetry, and monitoring of non-game use of managed forests.

All those wishing to enter the tree farm (including recreational visitors, hunters, fishers, hikers, mushroom pickers and others) will be required to have a valid permit.

All permits must be ordered by mail, using check or money order. Please send a note to the Fee Access Clerk stating the permit you desire, your name, address, license or identification number, and the corresponding fee. The address is: Attn: Fee Access Clerk, Rainier Timber Company, 31716 Camp 1 Road, Orting, WA 98360. Fee Access information line is 1-800-782-1493.

Fee Access Summary (Abobe Acrobat PDF)

Please click here for the list of successful applicants for the 2003 hunting season.

The Campbell Group LLC ( is a full-service timberland investment management company headquartered in Portland, Oregon. The company is focused exclusively on purchasing private forestland on behalf of institutional investors interested in managing forests to meet long-term objectives.

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