In 1988, seasoned forester Bob Sourek had a flicker of an idea. Pellet stoves were being introduced as an ecological and economical alternative heating source. Bob envisioned a future in which people would need quality wood-pellet fuel to burn in those stoves. In addition, his concern for the environment stoked his desire to generate a useful product from the mountains of sawdust and shavings pouring out from the many sawmills within the pristine Columbia River Gorge and Willamette River Valley in Oregon.
Today, Bear Mountain Forest Products (BMFP) produces industry leading brands of wood fuel pellets including Bear Mountain, Golden Fire and America’s Best. BMFP also produces BBQ pellets for grills, smokers and other cooking devices in 100% all-natural hardwoods consisting of a number of flavors for every recipe you could ever find. In addition, BMFP manufactures Bear Mountain Bear Bricks (or fire logs) and fire starters for use in wood burning stoves, fireplaces and campfires. Other products made at the plants include premium cedar and pine wood shavings for animal bedding as well as our patented Dry Den animal bedding that includes Zeolites.