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An early history of crawler tractors - Video

Thu April 24, 2014

Brave men piloting some of the first tracked forestry machines

UBC's genetically engineered trees ready to change forestry industry

Thu April 24, 2014

British Columbia researcher has genetically modified poplars to make lignin easier to break down during processing while not affecting the strength of the trees

B.C. invests $2.25 million in innovative wood fibre technology

Thu April 24, 2014

Specifically, the funding will support Vancouver-based research on cellulose filament and its applications for B.C.’s wood pulp sector.

Why Canadian forestry stocks are a buy right now

Thu April 24, 2014

From a report by Dundee Capital Markets

Revelstoke B.C. could become home to a bioenergy facility

Thu April 24, 2014

Town contributing $15,000 to preparation of a request for proposal (RFP) for a bioenergy facility in Revelstoke

Domtar appoints executive to lead pulp and paper business

Thu April 24, 2014

Michael D. Garcia joins Domtar from his role as CEO of Evraz Highveld Steel & Vanadium Company in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

Buffer zone pilot project lauded, criticized

Thu April 24, 2014

The province’s established buffer zone law creates green spaces to protect rivers. All fields on P.E.I. must have a 15-metre buffer zone separating them from waterways.

Three Canadian conservation projects receive SFI funding

Thu April 24, 2014

FPInnovations, NCASI Canada and the Fundy Model Forest are among the organizations receiving grants for conservation projects from The Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Readers respond to debate on B.C.'s forest tenure

Wed April 23, 2014

Working Forest readers weigh in on debate highlighted in April 17th E-newsletter. 

Scholarships aid forestry learning

Wed April 23, 2014

British Columbia competition open to students of all ages

China bans commercial logging in northern forests

Wed April 23, 2014

A half-century of intensive logging has removed an estimated 600 million cubic meters (21 billion cubic feet) of timber.

China’s hardwood log imports fell 1.7% in 2013

Wed April 23, 2014

The average unit price for hardwood logs in 2013 rose 23% compared to 2012.

Wood pellet exports from North America to Europe doubled in two years

Wed April 23, 2014

Exports to Europe reached 4.7 million tons in 2013 with the US South accounting for 63% of volume.

SFI invests in forest conservation research

Wed April 23, 2014

Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI®) awarded more than $400,000 to 10 conservation projects as part of 2014 Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program.

Demands for public inquiry into sawmill explosions will be taken to streets of Prince George

Wed April 23, 2014

Family members and co-workers of those killed and injured at the Lakeland Mills sawmill on April 23, 2012, and the Babine Forest Products in January 2012 are holding a “Walk for Justice.”

Spring #1 2014 Vol. 18 #2

The Working Forest, Your #1 source for forestry and forest industry news - Spring #1 2014 Vol. 18 #2

Legislation will put jobs at risk

Leaders say Bill 83 could hurt resource based communities

Forestry boosted by high dollar

Limited rail service impacting Western producers

Limited rail service impacting
Western producers

Huge growth in wood pellet demand looming

Canada poised to benefit

Canada poised to benefiCanada poised to benefit

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