FutureWood’s roots go back to 1973 when William D. Johnson of Hayward, Wisconsin established Johnson Timber. William B. (Butch) Johnson assumed the business from his father in 1986, and FutureWood was founded in 1988 to provide forestry advice and services to woodland owners.
The Great Northern Paper Mill in Millinocket, Maine was once the largest and most productive pulp and paper mill in the world. Carved out of the forest, Millinocket was a prosperous community, with life centered around the mill.
I attended the Olympic Logging Conference this year in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. The theme, “Families in the Forest,” really caused me to reflect on how families have interacted with the forest.