Many First Nations used the wood from lodgepole pine for lodges, homes or buildings. In the spring, the cambium layer of the inner bark was stripped off trees and eaten. In addition, the pitch was used as a base for many medicines, and was chewed to relieve sore throats.
Today, lodgepole pine is marketed domestically as part of the single species spruce-pine-fir (SPF) group. SPF lumber is used across North America and Asia for a variety of purposes including structural framing, paneling, shelving, millwork, furniture, doors and trim. NorthPac Forestry Group Ltd. sells pine sawlogs and pulp domestically and overseas.