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The hollow trunk of NS forestry ‘collaboration’ - Comment

Mon October 20, 2014

Implementation of government’s Natural Resources Strategy has been near total failure, says writer. 

In defence of clearcutting - Comment

Mon October 20, 2014

Retired director of silviculture explains that contrary to public perception, clearcutting has actually served Nova Scotia well. 

WorkSafeBC needs more clout when it comes to the forest industry

Mon October 20, 2014

Does WorkSafeBC need more resources, or does government expect the forest industry to manage these continued problems on its own?

B.C. forest safety ombudsman hails falling forest fatalities

Mon October 20, 2014

The most recent statistic in 2012 saw 12 people die. There have been just two fatalities so far in 2014.

NASA and tree rings confirm 1934 drought worst in last 1000 years

Mon October 20, 2014

They used contemporary practices and tree-ring records from 1000 to 2005. The study found that the drought in 1934 covered more than 71 percent of western North America and was 30 percent more severe than any drought in the last 1000 years

Harnessing fire: the science and reasons behind prescribed burns

Fri October 17, 2014

Using a tool as unpredictable as fire to get a predicted outcome is a major challenge for land managers who use fire to reduce fuel and enhance wildlife habitat.

Biosurveillance efforts aim to protect Canadian forestry industry

Fri October 17, 2014

A $2.43 million research project will develop DNA biosurveillance tools to detect invasive species

European touch works in the B.C. woods

Fri October 17, 2014

B.C. couple recognized with one of three annual awards for innovation and excellence in woodlot management

Wood may be key to low death toll in China earthquake

Thu October 16, 2014

Official death toll from magnitude 6.6 quake in Jinggu County stood at one person. One reason according to Chinese officials is prevalence of wood-framed homes.

BC's lumber industry celebrates 40 years in Japan

Thu October 16, 2014

Delegates from British Columbia's 2014 Forestry Asia Trade Mission helped celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Canada Wood Office and the BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) establishing a presence in Japan

U.S. lumber futures narrowly decline amid demand caution

Thu October 16, 2014

Lumber for November delivery slid $0.50, or 0.1%, to $342.20 per 1,000 board feet on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, a nearly two-week low, following a 1.9% drop over the past week.

Metro Vancouver's reliance on resource sector huge: report

Thu October 16, 2014

Metro Vancouver is far more reliant on the province’s natural resource sector than many imagine, with nearly 1,700 suppliers doing $1.3 billion worth of business in 2013 with seven major resource companies

Royal message well received at CIF-SAF-IUFRO conference

Thu October 16, 2014

Prince of Wales addressed several thousand by video message at opening plenary of Canadian Institute of Forestry’s joint conference with Society of American Foresters and International Union of Forest Research Organizations.

Not all fires are worth fighting

Thu October 16, 2014

Officials weigh economic impacts, ecological effects before deciding how to attack blazes, but it’s a difficult balancing act

Canada files WTO complaint against Chinese dissolving pulp duties

Thu October 16, 2014

The duties, starting at 13 per cent, have been imposed against a number of companies, including Fortress Paper and Tembec , which exported $317 million in dissolving pulp to China last year.

Fall #1 2014 Vol. 18 #6

The Working Forest, Your #1 source for forestry and forest industry news - Fall #1 2014 Vol. 18 #6

NS forestry at crossroads

Human resources and private land participation affecting access to fibre

Tall wood buildings coming to ON

Code changes will boost wood products industry

Editorial Fall #1 2014

Fall: A reminder that winter and new opportunities await

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