The Collins Lakeview Forest is committed to the development of our most valuable resource: the communities of Lakeview and Paisley. We provide opportunities for both the local community as well as those just visiting.
Some of the programs we are involved in include:
- Collins-McDonald Fund: Provides graduating seniors scholarships for college. In 1998, 80 such scholarships were granted. Additionally, it provides matching fund grants for infrastructure improvements in the community such as our ski run and our swimming pool.
- Elderhostel: Most of the participants in this program are from out of the area, and we are able to provide them with new insights into the forest products industry through tours of the woods as well as our manufacturing facilities.
- RAP Camp: Resource and People Camp is a program administered by the United States Forest Service, BLM, and private individuals to provide 60–80 high school students (as well as teachers) with an opportunity to be exposed to various natural resource fields including: ranching, forestry, fisheries, and wildlife. We are involved in presenting forestry information to the students out in the woods as well as manufacturing information to the students through mill tours.
- 4-H Auction: We support the students of Lakeview in the annual 4-H Auction at fair time by purchasing their animals.
- Field Trips for High School Science Classes: We conduct field trips in the Collins Lakeview Forest and answer any questions the students have regarding our philosophy of certified sustainable forest management.
- We support Lions Club, Rotary Club, Boy Scouts and other civic organizations with monetary donations.