Since you asked...About Us
Woodland Enterprises is a 2-in-one business that began as a home-based catalog in 1985. At the time, Dawna gave up her elementary teaching career so she could be home with her young son and new daughter.
Today the kids are finishing college and the business continues to grow, with Dawn as the day-to-day manager and husband Jim handling catalog production and web site design.
In Woodland Catalog we strive to feature the full range of items with the Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl emblems that can be bought and sold. Some items, called "campaign materials" by the USDA Forest Service, are considered as "give-aways" only, and we are not allowed to sell those. They are available from ranger stations and state forest offices.
Our catalog has grown from 8 pages and one color in 1985 to its current 56 pages in full color. We mail it nationally twice a year. Eventually the business outgrew our house so we purchased a building on Main Street in Moscow in 1996. To take advantage of the building's storefront and off-street parking, a small forest fire museum was created for visitors in 1997.
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In 2002, we purchased an existing downtown business called Northwest Showcase and moved it from its former location to our storefront. Northwest Showcase features the work of about 70 of the finest local and regional artists who are carefully selected based on the quality of their work and their dependability as a supplier. We also carry some pertinent books and an assortment of Moscow and Idaho memorabilia.
Our customers appreciate the opportunity to buy high quality artist's products year-round, and many vacationers go out of their way to visit the home of the world's largest assemblage of Smokey Bear items. We're open six days a week, and our friendly staff will be happy to see you! We even maintain a large supply of local tourism information, and Jim is our resident expert on Lewis and Clark, who passed this way in 1805 and 1806. Check out his book, Across the Snowy Ranges - The Lewis & Clark Expedition in Idaho and Western Montana, in our shopping pages. And by all means, plan to stop in when in the Moscow area.