Rayonier Opens Lands to General Public Access

HOQUIAM, Wash., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent rains have allowed Rayonier to re-open their Western Washington lands to general public access effective immediately. Rayonier owns 390,000 acres of timberlands in Grays Harbor, Pacific, Wahkiakum, Jefferson, Lewis and Clallam Counties.

"We appreciate the public's support in helping us prevent a serious forest fire during the dry weather," said Eduardo Hernandez, Rayonier's Pacific Resource Unit Leader. "We ask that folks returning to the forest follow signage designating areas closed to the general public and the Red Dot/Green Dot system controlling motorized access. While on the property, drive carefully, wear hunter orange and always practice safe gun handling."

About Rayonier

Rayonier is a leading international forest products company with three core businesses: Forest Resources, Real Estate and Performance Fibers. The company owns, leases or manages 2.7 million acres of timber and land in the United States and New Zealand. The company's holdings include approximately 200,000 acres with residential and commercial development potential along the Interstate 95 corridor between Savannah, Ga., and Daytona Beach, Fla. Its Performance Fibers business is one of the world's leading producers of high-value specialty cellulose fibers, which are used in products such as filters, pharmaceuticals and LCD screens. Approximately 45 percent of the company's sales are outside the U.S. to customers in approximately 40 countries. Rayonier is structured as a real estate investment trust. More information is available at www.rayonier.com.

Media Contact: Eduardo Hernandez: 360-533-7000

SOURCE Rayonier