Rising wood costs squeezing profits for overseas sawmills

SEATTLE, WA — Production cost margins for sawmills in Brazil, Russia and Finland have fallen during the first half of 2017, while they increased to their second highest level in 13 years in the US South in the 2Q/17, according to Wood Resource Quarterly. The sawmill margins to cover non-wood...

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Canada to host FSC meeting of global forestry leaders

MONTREAL – The General Assembly of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) will be held in Canada for the first time this fall. The meeting to discuss crucial topics for sustainable forest practices around the world will take place in Vancouver, Oct. 8-13. FSC expects 800 people from more than 80 countries, including...

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  • National Forest Week highlights sustainable management

    VANCOUVER – The B.C. organization promoting National Forest Week (September 24-30) says it is a time for British Columbians to reflect on and learn more about the importance of forests to the province’s history, communities, and economy. “Outdoor recreation plays a large role in the lifestyles of many British Columbians and...

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  • Professional foresters will investigate concerns about roads

    VANCOUVER – Engineers and Geoscientists BC and the Association of BC Forest Professionals are taking action to address concerns raised by the Forest Practices Board about the construction of resource roads in steep terrain. In its report released September 13, the Forest Practices Board (FPB) cited several instances in which professional guidelines...

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  • IFIT seeking bioeconomy project proposals

    OTTAWA – Natural Resources Canada has announced a call for proposals for funding of the next wave of innovative, first-in-kind technologies aimed at forest industry transformation and the bioeconomy. Expressions of interest are required by Oct. 12. Established in 2010, the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program was renewed...

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SUMMER #2 2017 VOL. 21, #5

SUMMER #2 2017 VOL. 21, #5

September 8, 2017
By: The Working Forest

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