Forest inventory tools subject of Vancouver conference

VANCOUVER – Globally, inventory mapping for foresters has benefited considerably from developments in drone and lidar technologies. Several international experts and foresters are coming together from countries with strong technical networks to a new forestry technology conference in early March 2018. The ForestTECHX 2018 conference will provide managers and technical staff from...

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Forest industry answers caribou policies critics

A commentary by Kate Lindsay of the Forest Products Association of Canada appeared in The Chronicle-Journal recently, responding to a previous article in the same newspaper on Nov. 27, “Boreal Caribou: Scientists refute forestry claims.” Lindsay noted that the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and its members have been...

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    The Pacheedaht First Nation and TimberWest Forest Corp. signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize a long-term collaborative commitment in support of First Nation culture, environmental stewardship and restoration projects, and forestry education, mentorship and business opportunities. “TimberWest believes strongly in collaborative approaches with our neighbours,” says Jeff Zweig, president and...

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  • Decision favors forestry companies in N.B. marketing board dispute

    CBC News reports that the New Brunswick Forest Products Commission agreed with J.D. Irving and other companies that the SNB marketing board overstepped its authority when it issued an order saying all wood had to be sold to the board and bought from the board.  According to CBC, JDI and the SNB...

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  • Airlift planned to move Lake Superior caribou

    Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is taking steps to save a caribou herd on an island in Lake Superior by moving healthy animals to another island with an existing herd. A statement from Minister Kathryn McGarry says: “We will be transporting a suitable portion of the caribou population...

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  • Skeena Sawmills achieves SFI certification

    VANCOUVER – Skeena Sawmills’ mill and forest operations near Terrace, B.C., have earned certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards. “One of our core commitments is to consistently improve our sustainable forest practices,” said Teddy Cui, president and CEO of...

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  • Seed plant closure: facility losing money, MNRF says

    ANGUS, Ont. — The Ontario government seed plant in Angus, Ont., is slated to be closed next year. The National Post reports there are differing views on the effect the closure will have on the reforestation industry. The ministry says the plant is losing roughly $1 million a year, with...

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FALL #1 2017 VOL. 21 #6

FALL #1 2017 VOL. 21 #6

October 25, 2017
By: The Working Forest

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