Campbell Global, LLC and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Partner to Plant 1,500 Trees in Columbia Gorge on Arbor Day
Portland, OR – April 27, 2018 - Campbell Global, a Portland-based leader in responsible timberland investment and management has donated 1,500 Douglas Fir seedlings to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The seedlings were planted near the Fort Cascades Trail and along the north bank of the Columbia River at Bonneville Lock & Dam in celebration of Arbor Day.
The heavily used trail and surrounding area is the historic site of a U.S. Army fort and settlement dating back to 1850. A flood in 1894 wiped out the fort and settlement, but the interpretive trail includes historical markers along its length. Campbell Global staff planted the trees along the river corridor on Arbor Day, Friday April 27.
"We understand the importance of not only working forests, but public lands to our surrounding communities. These trees serve as a reminder of Campbell Global's commitment to the earth we share by supporting and promoting healthy ecosystems," said Angie Davis, President of Campbell Global. Trees planted around streams and rivers reduce erosion, help improve water quality, and provide habitat for wildlife.
"We appreciate the support from volunteers who help further our environmental stewardship and natural resource management goals," said Megan Innes, park ranger at Bonneville Lock & Dam. "These newly planted trees are an important part of our efforts to restore, enhance and maintain ecosystems on our project lands while meeting our other missions."
Arbor Day originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska, April 10, 1872 with approximately one million trees planted. Today Arbor Day is celebrated throughout the U.S.
About Campbell Global
Campbell Global, LLC is a global investment manager focused on timberland. We are widely recognized as an authority on both forest management and timberland investing. Based in Portland, Oregon, we have more than three decades of experience in timberland management and value creation. A pioneer in the field, we have managed more than 5 million acres worldwide for pension funds, foundations and other institutional investors since inception. We combine ingenuity, data-supported decision making and a passion for responsible investing to deliver the best possible performance to our clients. For more information visit www.campbellglobal.com
About Bonneville Lock & Dam
Bonneville Lock & Dam is one of three major Portland District projects along the Mid-Columbia River. As a Public Works Administration project of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, the project's first powerhouse, spillway and original navigation lock were completed in 1938 to improve navigation on Columbia River and provide hydroelectric power to the Pacific Northwest. In addition to navigation and power generation, Bonneville Lock & Dam also provides quality public outdoor recreation for present and future generations, while managing and conserving natural resources. For more information, vist www.nwp.usace.army.mil/bonneville