Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Red Cedar Contracted

These cedars were contracted for removal. The landowner wanted to remove the trees from the fence-line since they shade off about 5 acres total of a 86 acre field.  He wants the tree stumps to remain about fence top high as a deterrent to off road activity into the fields.It is a February project

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


The mill is running well. We have taken in some jobs for customer supplied timber as well as material we take in from our river logjam supplies.  RIVERLOGGERS.COM

Call our main number and leave a message about your particular needs - if it is to saw up your own timber or to purchase lumber we saw up. 

Juniper is our primary source timber from logjams on the rivers.  Often no kiln drying is needed with Juniper because of the closed cell struture of the species. It is normal to be under 12pct moisture with only a day or two in the air. (Atlantic White Cedar)

We do have occasional supplies of other species.

We will post here when there are significant offerings.  SECURITY CAMERAS are hidden on the site.  Trespassers will be prosecuted.

850 - 612-4842

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Some of the first product off the mill.

Sticked up to dry out
A single log can have a variety of cuts

Juniper sticked to dry
Quality width control for standard lumber sizes

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


The Sawmill is now operating. It has been a complete rebuild over many months but at last we are in position to begin producing lumber from the fantastic resources of juniper in the rivers and from logs supplied by customers. It is an exciting time for River Resources. This is an impressive sawmill. See . 


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Recent Report from North Escambia News


This report reflects some of the frustration involved in achieving results for the public with logjam removal on the Escambia River -- and other rivers in the area.

The following comment was added to reflect some of the issues at hand.  Hope springs eternal the logjams will eventually be history.

There are some misunderstandings here in both some comments and some in the article. (A) There was NEVER a contract paying out for logjam removal. Removers pay for a time sensitive permit to have access to the resource . (B) The river is heavily protected by the DEP and about five other agencies – federal, state and county. (Permits and training certificates are in force) (C) Southern Forest Products folded over a year ago. (cost and partnership issues) . The key operator, LD Henderson now operates under River Resources is now clearing on the Perdido under PAID PERMITS. . It is equipment and labor intensive but yes, it can be profitable if volumes of material are removed.
The permits require HEAVY attention to environmental issues. Using a farm sawmill and work boats, Henderson is making increasing progress on the Perdido. If permits are still available later on the Escambia, he will return after the Perdido is well underway. Henderson is taking stumps and logs which BOTH have markets for the resource.
UNREGISTERED – NON PERMITTED private individuals have consistently taken logs out of the jams. Some of this is not economically damaging but for someone insured and permitted (at a cost) to do this – an excess of log removal by unlicensed opportunists is a problem. No TAXPAYER or other money is paying for this. In fact – the loggers are paying for permits and insurance, etc.
AND YES, it is complex to do with weather, river levels and equipment at all levels. Bear in mind THESE PERMITS only address TOP of water wild-fall. A whole separate set of permits regulates the fascinating “deadhead” harvest.
SEE NEWS at riverloggers dot com.