What: Weyerhaeuser's Forest Learning Center, located inside the 1980
blast zone of Mount St. Helens, is an excellent base of operations
for news crews covering ongoing activity at Mount St. Helens.
Vistas of Mount St. Helens are spectacular, and there is ample
parking with a helicopter landing area. Also, interactive
exhibits and films offer superb background on the 1980 eruption
and what has happened to the surrounding forest in the intervening
The Center is open daily through Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is free.
The Center is jointly sponsored by the Washington Department of
Transportation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and
Who: Weyerhaeuser forester Dick Ford was assigned to Mount St. Helens
when it erupted 25 years ago and now manages the Forest Learning
Center. A lifelong resident of the area and an excellent
storyteller, Ford managed the replanting of 18 million trees in
the aftermath of the eruption. He will be at the Center,
welcoming visitors and explaining the role of sustainable forestry
in the recovery of the Mount St. Helens ecosystem.
Where: The Forest Learning Center sits inside the 1980 blast zone of
Mount St. Helens, located in southwest Washington near Toutle.
From I-5, take Exit 49 to Highway 504 (Spirit Lake Memorial
Highway) and continue east to Milepost 33.
For more information, visit www.mountsthelens.weyerhaeuser.com.
Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY), one of the world's largest integrated forest products companies, was incorporated in 1900. In 2003, sales were $19.9 billion. It has offices or operations in 18 countries, with customers worldwide. Weyerhaeuser is principally engaged in the growing and harvesting of timber; the manufacture, distribution and sale of forest products; and real estate construction, development and related activities. Additional information about Weyerhaeuser's businesses, products and practices is available at http://www.weyerhaeuser.com/.
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CONTACT: Frank Mendizabal of Weyerhaeuser Company, +1-253-924-3357
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