Venture Snowboards (SW-COC-0385), formerly Vector Snowboards, manufactures all of their boards with a poplar/ash composite made of certified wood from the northwest corner of the U.S. The company is committed to using only low-impact materials in their products, including fabric topsheets (instead of plastic) which have been silk-screened with water-based inks. Be sure and look for them on the trails! Who knows, maybe you can share the story of forest certification with your chair-lift buddy. For more info, visit www.venturesnowboards.com.