Lyme Mountaineer Timberlands
In 2017, The Lyme Forest Fund IV acquired 163,500 acres of timberland in West Virginia. In this acquisition, Fund IV assumed obligations of a carbon encumbrance that requires sustainable forest management. Lyme’s operational strategy focuses on restructuring forestry operations and increasing cash yields from sustainable timber harvesting. It will also work to reduce the environmental impacts of conventional harvesting systems, and make logging safer and thus more attractive to business owners and their employees, through experimentation with and adoption of alternative harvesting systems such as tethered harvesting, cable yarding, and cut-to-length. Gary Keaton serves as the General Manager for the property.