US Forest Industry, Manufacturing off to Strong Start in 2021

FOREST2MARKET — US forest industry performance in December and January was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management. Total industrial production (IP) advanced 1.6 percent in December, with gains of 1.0 percent for manufacturing, 1.6 percent for mining, and 6.2 percent for utilities. For...

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New Home Sales Edge Higher in January

NAHB — After a slight slowing of sales at the end of 2020, new single-family home sales edged higher in January, increasing 4.3% to a 923,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to estimates from the Census Bureau and HUD. Sales exceeded construction starts by a historic margin at the end of the...

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  • Lumber prices hit record high; White House intervention urged

    WOODWORKING NETWORK.COM — Lumber prices have hit $1,000 per thousand board feet, an all-time high, according to data from Random Lengths. That’s double the price from three months ago. “Price increases—some to record-setting levels—and long delivery delays are causing hardships for construction firms that are also experiencing challenges in completing...

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  • Trudeau, Biden to present roadmap for rebuilding Canada-U.S. relations

    CBC NEWS — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden will release a roadmap for renewing the Canada-U.S. relationship tomorrow that will serve as a blueprint for joint priorities such as tackling climate change, confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, and restarting the North American economy, said senior officials from...

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  • Kalesnikoff named BC’s lead exporter of manufactured products

      By Dauna Ditson, Communications and Marketing Advisor Kalesnikoff Mass Timber Kalesnikoff is honoured to have been named the province’s lead exporter of manufactured products in the BC Export Awards, hosted by Business in Vancouver. “Value-added manufacturing is a vital aspect of our industry, supplying jobs and stimulus to our economy,”...

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  • SYP Lumber Prices Hit New Record High

    FOREST2MARKET — Prices for North American softwood lumber continue to move ever higher as we cross the midway point of 1Q2021. Southern yellow pine (SYP) lumber prices set new records last month before temporarily dropping for three consecutive weeks. We’re now seeing a two-week rally take shape that has driven...

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  • Beetles are on the move in Aspen-area forests

    ASPENTIMES.COM — The Roaring Fork Valley experienced a spread of Douglas fir, spruce, and western balsam bark beetles last year but the infestations remained light compared to many other parts of the state, according to the latest assessment. The U.S. Forest Service and Colorado State Forest Service released results of...

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Fall #2 2020 – Volume 24 # 7 + 2021 Natural Resources Management and Career Guide

Fall #2 2020 – Volume 24 # 7 + 2021 Natural Resources Management and Career Guide

January 4, 2021
By: Brett Vezina

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