ESG (environmental, social, and governance) is a general term used in capital markets and by investors to evaluate corporate behavior to determine the future financial performance/benefit of investing in new companies and innovations. ESG is the new standard by which corporations, non-profits, and start-ups stand out in the crowd, whether competing for capital or market share. A closer look at forestlands as an ESG investment will show that forestlands check all the boxes. Tree farm certification, forest practice rules, and habitat conservation plans are a few of the voluntary and regulatory management protocols designed to improve the landscape aesthetic, forest health, and ecosystem functionality. All of these are ESG centric.

The Pacific Northwest boasts one of the healthiest ecosystems in the world. The compounded benefit to investing in forestland both for its carbon/oxygen conversion, byproducts such as edibles, and recreation, is there is a viable carbon/harvest opportunity for those who want to maximize the intangible eco-asset value and the parallel tangible ROI. Mitigation Land Banks with an integrated carbon sequestration platform provide exceptional opportunity and ecosystem benefit almost anywhere in the eight Western regional states.

Fay Ranches is available to assist your company in its carbon offset objectives in biomass. Please reach out to Troy Dana to continue the conversation.

Read the educational feature Forestlands: The Ultimate ESG Investment



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Schultz Farms

Delta Junction, Alaska

This Alaska offering for sale is a turn-key farm operation with a full line of equipment just 20 miles east of Delta Junction, with a hard surface road with 3-phase power. Crops include canola, barley, hay, and grass seed. The perimeter is fenced, and field roads have been added to help with moving fully loaded trucks in and out. The property includes a heated shop, a Quonset building, an insulated shop, two generators, 60,000 bushels grain storage, two grain dryers, and four wells.

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Alaska’s Gold Creek Lodge

King Salmon, Alaska

This is a spectacular first-class luxury lodge perched on the banks of the Naknek River. It’s the gateway to most of Southwest Alaska’s pristine wilderness experiences, from fishing to bear watching to back trail ATV adventures and more. Opportunities for this magnificent property are endless. World-class fishery, incredible hunting, breathtaking scenery, and mere minutes from a modern commercially serviced airport, valued at a 23% Cap Rate this investment opportunity is one worth a closer look.

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Ravencroft

Valdez, Alaska

This historic Alaska property for sale is one of the largest parcels of privately owned land in Prince William Sound. Accessible by boat or aircraft, the lodge caters to adventure seekers, anglers, and hunters. National Forests surround the land and beachfront with seven buildings on-site, fresh water, and power. The lodge can serve up to 24 guests, and after a long day of catching 20+ pound Silvers or a 200-pound Halibut, guests can relax around the campfire watching the whales.

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McLoughlin Falls Retreat

Tonasket, Washington

With over a mile of river frontage, the opportunity to get away to fish for steelhead, salmon, or smallmouth bass, or to hike the 3,000± miles of trails in nearby national forest lands, nature is everywhere in this beautiful Washington State property with incredible views of McLoughlin Falls from the shoreline. Local wildlife includes whitetail and mule deer, upland and shoreland birds, and numerous waterfowl. This property includes 54 separate parcels including a number with river frontage.

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McDougall Lodge LLC

Wasilla, Alaska

Located near Mile 35 of the Yentna River, 1± mile downstream from the mouth of Lake Creek. This area is a remote, boat, airplane, or snowmachine-only accessible area in the western Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Lake Creek is located 65± air miles northwest of Anchorage and about 16± miles east of Skwentna. Lake Creek is located 1± mile upriver and provides very good sport-fishing opportunities for summertime anglers. The lodge’s own power plant provides electricity and hot and cold running water.

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Chatham Alaska Retreat

Chatham, Alaska

This Southeast Alaska property has a home built in 2012 using the design and many materials from the early 1900’s cannery Mess Hall. An original bunkhouse was updated as a guest house with its own kitchen while retaining its traditional style. The carpenter and tool shops are still in use, and there is room to build additional cabins or a boathouse. Ocean and fly fishing are outstanding. Wildlife sightings include humpback whales, orcas, seals, sea lions, Sitka blacktail deer, eagles, and the coveted Alaska brown bear.

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Dixie Washington

Dixie, Washington

Rarely does a timberland property come to market that has not been completely logged of all marketable timber. This Southeastern Washington parcel has pockets of quality merchantable timber and could be used to build a mountain cabin as a base for hunting or other winter sports, making it an excellent legacy natural resource or recreational investment.

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