Biomass power play at risk

B.C.’s biomass energy sector believes it has a unique opportunity in the aftermath of the mountain pine beetle infestation that has ravaged 18 million hectares of provincial forests, but it needs a little help from Victoria. Gordon Murray, the executive director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada, which makes...

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Comment: TLC has high hopes for Wildwood’s future

Of all the properties The Land Conservancy of B.C. holds, none is more complex than Wildwood, a 31-hectare woodlot known as Merv Wilkinson’s ecoforest. The TLC board has been grappling over the best management and ownership structure, but is confident that a resolution will be reached soon for this much-loved...

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    In order to assist with the massive flames ravaging Northern Alberta, the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch is sending 88 personnel and two fixed-wing aircraft to our neighbouring province. Minister of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson made the announcement on Wednesday that 80 sustained action firefighters and eight...

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Spring #2 2015 Vol. 19 #3

Spring #2 2015 Vol. 19 #3

May 12, 2015
By: Brett Hanson

Spring #2 Forest Management and New Technology. In this Issue: Canadian geneticists are unlocking the secrets of the white spruce genome; Prescribed burning for forest management makes a comeback in Ontario; Ontario tenure modernization’s slow progress; an new PHILosophy opinion piece and much more. Read More

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