2020 SFI Community Grants RFP Now Open

Are you seeking a partner for an innovative project that engages communities that rely on, or care for, sustainably managed forests? The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is interested in hearing from you.  SFI opened its annual request for proposals (RFP) for SFI Community Grants today. Grant applications will be accepted...

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Misleading report ignores role forests play in helping to fight climate change

Ottawa, Ontario — Derek Nighbor, president, and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) issued the following statement regarding the Wildlands League report on forest practices:   Canada is an undisputed global leader in sustainable forest management. For more than 100 years, the forest sector has played a fundamental...

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  • Province seeking input on draft forest sector strategy

    MISSISSAUGA — The Ontario government is supporting the forest industry and the northern and rural communities that depend on it, with the release of a draft Forest Sector Strategy. Ontario’s strategy will aim to stimulate job creation, promote economic growth, and reduce unnecessary burden and costs for businesses, all while...

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  • 50 Million Tree Program Alive and Kicking

    Toronto, ON – Forests Ontario has announced new support for its 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP) today.  The 50 MTP is a large-scale tree planting program for property owners with the goal of increasing forest cover in Ontario.   “The 50 MTP is better and more accessible than ever,”...

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  • Why Canada is incentivizing mass timber development

    THE INVESTOR, JLL — Timber buildings are grabbing headlines around the world, as developers race to meet tenant demands for sustainable, wellness-oriented office spaces. But it’s Canada that is leading the charge, providing incentives for investors looking to wood. There are over 500 mass timber mid-rise buildings across Canada either completed...

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  • Millar Western appoints new CEO

    EDMONTON — The Board of Directors of Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. has announced two appointments within the company’s senior leadership group.  Effective January 1, 2020, upon the retirement of his predecessor, David Anderson will be appointed President and chief executive officer of Millar Western Forest Products. In 14 years...

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  • Operational mapping system monitors carbon emissions

    SCIENCE DAILY — For the first time, scientists have developed a method to monitor carbon emissions from tropical forests at an unprecedented level of detail. The approach will provide the basis for developing a rapid and cost-effective operational carbon monitoring system, making it possible to quantify the economic cost of...

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FALL #1 2019 – VOL. 23 #6

FALL #1 2019 – VOL. 23 #6

December 5, 2019
By: Brett Vezina

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