Commitment to the Environment

Caring for the environment starts with being careful

Logs End flooring starts as submerged logs from rivers, lakes and streamss that were roadways during the logging era. Our professional team of environmentally friendly scuba divers carefully secures each log to the boat by hand. This personal attention to detail helps Logs End avoid the more environmentally damaging type of dragging on the river bottom that commonly occurs with machine removal of logs.

We also avoid all sensitive areas in the waterways, as recommended by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Québec’s Ministère de l’Environnement and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Salvaging logs, salvaging the environment

Several studies indicate that log salvaging is environmentally beneficial, and Michael Robertson, of the British Columbia Conservation Data Centre (CDC), has stated that, “underwater logging has increased the nutrients in the water, actually providing a benefit to marine life.”

In its study of log salvage operations on the Saint John River, the New Brunswick Department of Fisheries and Oceans determined that lost logs cause two problems:

  • Some trees actually emit toxins into the water that are harmful to fish.
  • Logs on the riverbed are constantly moving, which contributes to erosion and
    sediment relocation.

Careful underwater logging – like the kind Logs End practices – helps eliminate both of these problems.

Working in partnership with environmental experts

The new-growth hardwood Logs End uses is environmentally responsible and harvested only from certified managed forests. Logs End is a member of the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC). No matter which of our wood flooring products you choose, you can be assured it was made with the environment in mind.


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