|10 Years Ago: Sustainability at Timberline posted on 07/30/2020|
Timberline boasts 'gold standard sustainability'
Sustainable Travel International bestowed on Timberline
Lodge and Ski Area the honor of being the first ski resort in the world to
receive third-party certification through its sustainable Tourism Eco-certification.
Timberline was recognized for its strengths in the areas of environmental
conservation, cultural heritage, historic preservation and economic
development. Jon Tullis, Public Affairs Director of Timberline Lodge, was
honored by the recognition and pointed to its worldly significance.
"We are convinced that sustainability isn't just a
passing trend,” he said. “We see it as a mega-trend in not just our industry,
but in all of corporate America. It is more of a game-changer than you may
Garth Guibord joins the Mountain Times
The Mountain Times was pleased to report in the Aug. 2010
issue that Garth Guibord had joined The MT as a staff writer, having worked at
The Sandy Post for the previous four years covering news in the local area. Then
editor and publisher Larry Berteau said he felt fortunate to have grabbed up
"We have looked for another writer for some time, but
the unique skills required of an enterprise reporter don't come along very
often," Berteau said. "When Garth became available, I didn't
hesitate. He is a solid writer, a master of Associated Press style, and his
presence on the MT staff will be immediately evident."
Fast forward ten years to the present 2020 and Guibord is
the current editor of The Mountain Times, still providing first rate and
unbiased news coverage, and a solid editorial style contributing to a quality
The Mountain Times reported on a July workshop hosted by the
Sandy River Basin Watershed Council and the Zigzag Ranger District which
identified invasive plants that endanger the area. The workshop also featured
showy native plant alternatives such as a red columbine to the attendees.
Invasive plants may not seem like much of an issue until you
see an entire field full of Scotch broom or blackberries which create
maintenance problems for homeowners and when they grow in streamside areas,
they can severely degrade fish and wildlife habitat. The ranger district
described a recently discovered two-acre patch of Policeman's helmet next to a
wetland near the Salmon River where the dense thicket of this invader makes it
difficult for native plants to grow on the forest floor, meaning less food and
nesting cover for birds and small mammals.
Policeman's helmet can be thwarted with the planting of
natives like Red columbine, and this bright plant grows up to three feet tall,
flowers in the summer and attracts hummingbirds and produces seeds that are
eaten by juncos and finches.
And in other news...
Ground was broken at the Bell Street property in Sandy where
the new Sandy High School was to be built, Real Estate Broker Cindy Nerison
joined the staff at Merit Properties in Welches, Betsy LaBarge, president/CEO
of Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals, was selected to serve on the Tourism Development
Council of Clackamas County and Sandy Police were busy picking up dinner plates
at local restaurants during the 'Tip a Cop' event which supports the American
Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
By Frances Berteau/MT