No. 3 Archie Aldis Emmerson
Emmerson’s Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) added to its holdings in 2011. The third-generation, family-owned forest products company is the second- largest lumber producer in the U.S. and is committed to managing its lands in a sustainable manner. SPI prides itself on protecting the environment while providing quality wood products and renewable power. Sierra Pacific collaborated with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Game in helping the Pacific fisher flourish in the Sierra Nevada, where it has been largely absent for 100 years. In addition, Emmerson’s company donated over 10 miles of the historical Amador Foothills Railroad to the Amador County Historical Society and the RRC Historical Society to ensure the preservation of this piece of history.