The Lyme Timber Company LP is a private timberland investment manager that focuses on the acquisition and sustainable management of lands with unique conservation values.
Lyme’s portfolio includes approximately 700,000 acres of forestland and rural real estate. Major timberland holdings are located in the Northeast, Appalachian region, California, and US south.
The Lyme team has over 100 years of combined experience in the acquisition, operation, and disposition of timberland and rural real estate. The team specializes in the negotiation and sale of working forest conservation easements that restrict development on lands but allow income generation from sources such as sustainable timber harvesting, recreational leasing and the sale of carbon-offset credits. To date, Lyme has permanently conserved approximately 820,000 acres of its historical portfolio through the sale of working forest conservation easements and other conservation instruments. The Lyme team also has expertise accessing advantageous debt arrangements (e.g. New Markets Tax Credit financings) and restructuring forestry and timber operations.
Lyme seeks to combine its conservation strategies with operational performance to generate attractive income yields from sustainable timber harvesting. The Company raises capital in pooled private equity funds in which it co-invests and serves as the general partner. Lyme also offers timberland investment management for separate individual accounts.