Mountain Pine Management produces wood pellets for heating and industrial markets using our conservation biomass approach. The feedstock is sourced from forest residues, thinnings, and low-grade timber resources to improve forest health in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This area has been devastated by the mountain pine beetle epidemic, which has caused trees to rot on hundreds of thousands of acres, fueling the risk of catastrophic wildfire, further infestation, and habitat loss.
Biomass from invasive mesquite and other hardwoods are removed from Texas and New Mexico rangelands in a way that creates significant landowner and environmental benefits. Supplying industrial markets, these wood chips and pellets are available in large volumes and have favorable energy characteristics like low moisture, high energy density, and ability to meet phyto-sanitary requirements.
Mitigation Banking and other conservation projects are under development in Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, and other states.