RALEIGH – Enviva Holdings, a wood pellet manufacturer with facilities in northeast North Carolina and Wilmington, will donate a total of $5 million over 10 years to establish a forest conservation fund to protect forests in northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia. The company harvests trees and manufactures wood pellets to export to Europe from these areas.
“With the launch of the Enviva Forest Conservation Fund, Enviva will work with leading conservation organizations to identify areas of special concern and provide grants to permanently conserve thousands of acres of this forestland,” John Keppler, chairman and CEO of Enviva, said in a company release. “Enviva has always drawn bright lines regarding the special places in the forest that should remain so. For instance, we have never harvested nor have we accepted wood from old growth forests.”
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