Lyme Timber Company is a Delaware Limited Partnership formed to manage the Lyme Forest Fund IV, LP. Lyme was organized in 1976 in New Hampshire by David Roby and Roy Van Vleck. Peter Stein and Tom Morrow joined Lyme in the early 1990s and Jim Hourdequin and David Hoffer joined in 2005 and 2011 respectively. Between 1976 and 2002, Lyme made individual $1 to $10 million-equity investments in forestland throughout the eastern US. In 2002, Lyme established its first comingled fund and is now raising its 4th fund.
Lyme is a proactive steward of the land with particular attention to conserving soil, water and wildlife resources. As of December 2014, 98% of Lyme’s 913,253 current and historically owned acres were achieving a conservation outcome. Lyme further utilizes New Markets Tax Credits to create opportunities for low-income rural residents. Lyme is committed to actively tracking impact metrics including acres of land protected; endangered species protected; acres sustainably managed; number of cords of wood supplied to regional mills; number of acres of native trees planted; and, jobs created or maintained.
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