Western larch (Larix occidentalis) plays an important role on Champion's western Montana timberlands, providing large volumes of sawlogs and veneer to the largest plywood plant in the northwest (located in Bonner, Montana). In addition, western larch fits uniquely into Champion's policy of converting oldgrowth, stagnant stands of timber into young and vigorous stands, thus insuring a permanent productive source of goods and benefits.
"Methods of Western Larch Regeneration Champion Timberlands Rocky Mountain Operation,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 66
, Article 10.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol66/iss2/10