Forest Management

sustainable forestry know-how to provide you with steady returns while creating healthy forests and streams


Your Forest, Your Future

JLC has been a family owned and operated business since day one back in 1959. That’s a big part of why sharing natural resources with future generations is at the heart of our values. We’ve spent half a century working on improving timber management planning. We’ve seen first-hand how the choices you need to make for your land today can deeply impact future generations. We’ve also seen the local climate change and how it’s affecting tree farms and forest ecology, and how forest management companies like JLC are part of the solution..

Let us show you how sustainable forest management is good business that both;

  1. Provides you with regular income.

  2. Enhances the overall forest ecology.

Another thing that makes JLC unique is we get the forestry jobs done that no one else can. Why? Because we’ve built a team of the best people, capital, and equipment we could ever hope for. And more importantly, all of our foresters believe that there are no problems to reaching your forestry goals, only opportunities.

When you choose Janicki Logging & Construction, you’ve chosen a proven leader.

Habitat Restoration and Improvements

Habitat Restoration Benefits Wildlife, Working FORESTS, AND THE rural economies SURROUNDING THEM


We believe it’s our duty to preserve and enhance the environment. JLC’s forestry managers have built plans for putting this hard-earned knowledge to use. Plans to better protect the overall forest ecology. Not just the trees, but also the legacy of watersheds and wildlife we leave to those who come after us. 

Cool, clean water running from the tops of the Cascades to Puget Sound is one of the Pacific Northwest’s greatest blessings. Caring for forests helps keep streams silt-free and shaded. This helps avoid rising water temperatures that harm fisheries. Cool, clean water is key to sustaining our salmon population and countless other links in the food chain. Stream bank restoration and impurity removal help ensure safe water and habitat for wildlife. The goal of restoration is to return streams to their natural state.

That’s why JLC partners with conservation groups such as:

Clean water running from the tops of the Cascades to Puget Sound is one of the Pacific Northwest’s greatest blessings. An important part of caring for forests is keeping streams silt-free and shaded. Stream restoration helps ensure safe drinking water and habitat for wildlife. Our goal for restoration is to return streams to their most natural state. This helps avoid rising water temperatures that harm fisheries. Cool, clear water is especially important for our salmon population and countless other links in the food chain.

This entire process begins with learning what your goals are for your land. After that, our own experts guide the work along with outside consultants to make sure that your forest is getting the best care possible.  And when the land improvements do begin, your voice will be central to the process from beginning to end.


Sustainable Timber Harvesting

Balancing the needs of the environment, wildlife, and forest communities for both current and future generations


Whether it’s 10-acres, 100-acres, or 1000-acres of forestland, tree farms are more than businesses. They are also living, breathing ecosystems. And with proper care, forest management and ecology can go together hand-in-hand. That’s where our team helps you. We use sustainable forestry and logging services that mirror the natural cycles of forests. 

When thinning your forest we will use tree-harvesting methods that mimic nature. However, by removing the non-dominate trees before they naturally die, we mitigate fire risk and ensure a healthy vibrant understory. These are very similar to natural events such as fires, landslides, and droughts, and more. Our forest landscaping helps growth of your understory trees by thinning to bring in more sunlight. The increased sun allows more plants to grow on the forest floor. More plants provide more food for forest animals. More biodiversity then leads to healthier, more valuable trees.

Our experts are here to help you make the most of your forestry investment. First by understanding your wishes for both your business and the environment. Then by guiding you through decisions about what and when to harvest in the near term. We’ll also help you with decisions for managing your forest for generations to come. 



The practice of clearcutting has changed substantially in recent decades in response to scientific findings, DEEPER business insights, and public concerns

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There are many ways to decide on which timber harvesting methods you should use. At JLC this starts with knowing as much as possible about yours goals. Next JLC’s timber cruisers will check the density and quality of your tree farm. This includes assessing the health of your land’s ecosystem.

Sometimes it turns out that much of the forest is overly dense or in poor health. When this happens we often advise against selective harvesting. Instead, we’ll recommend that you harvest the entire plot and then start fresh. That’s right, clear cutting is often the best way to ensure the long-term return on your forestry investment. How? Because, your higher value trees can return sooner. Clear cutting also leads to more undergrowth and in turn more wildlife habitat. Clear cutting also ensures the correct number and species of trees are replanted.

Once you have a new and well-managed forest, we will help you with planning for future harvests. This could mean planning for more clear-cuts or, changing to selective timber harvesting methods. This more sustainable tree harvesting approach builds your investment through smaller, more frequent cuts. You, like any of our clients, may prefer the regular income and improved wildlife habitat that this plan can provide. 

We want to provide you the greatest economic and environmental benefit. Our varied approach to tree farming is built around growing your investment. We also focus on improving the long-term health of your forest. We believe this tandem strategy is key to increasing your timber yields and the health of our environment.