Working Forest Virtual Education Event

The Working Forest Virtual Education Event allows students interested in a career in Forestry and Natural Resources Management to review the offerings provided by participating colleges and universities March 23, 24th, and 25th. Participants will have access to all courses offered in the Forest Sector including access to each institution’s website. There will also be live and taped video presentations provided by each Institution. Be sure to take full advantage of all the information provided throughout this live three-day event!

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Wildfires At A 10-Year High In Western U.S.

NPR.ORG — The number of new wildfires in the U.S. so far this year is at a ten-year high, according to federal data, prompting warnings of a long, potentially dangerous summer of fire. One of the biggest areas of concern right now is the high desert Great Basin region in...

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  • Alaska recruits former California official as top forester

    Alaska’s new state forester Helge Eng grew up in Oslo, Norway which is nearly the same latitude as Anchorage.  CAPTION: Helge Eng joined the Department of Natural Resources on June 2 as director of the Division of Forestry and Alaska state forester, after a 21-year career at California’s forest management...

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  • Ontario Helping Indigenous People Start Careers in the Skilled Trades

    GERALDTON — The Ontario government is investing $3.6 million to help 150 Indigenous people receive training to start careers building and running the new Greenstone Gold Mine in Geraldton. They will learn the skills they need to become construction craft workers, heavy equipment operators, truck drivers, crane operators, welders, and...

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  • Softwood lumber prices crack as buyers outwait suppliers

    MADISON’S REPORT — The latest lumber production and sawmill capacity utilization rates data out of the Western Wood Products Association, for March 2021, shows improvements in both Canada and the US. As supply chain issues are resolved and more wood is moving through the pipeline, customers wonder if there are...

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  • Canada invests in forest fibre utilization

    CASTLEGAR, BC, CNW – The Government of Canada is building a clean energy future and supporting workers in the natural resource sectors — including finding innovative ways to increase the use of underutilized forest fibre sources. Marc G. Serré, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., announced $4.5 million to Mercer...

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  • Free Fishing and Ontario Parks Day-use this Father’s Day Weekend

                  TORONTO – The Ontario government is making it possible for families to fish for free this Father’s Day weekend. On June 19 and 20, 2021, Ontario families can enjoy fishing province-wide without having to purchase a license or carry an Outdoors Card. “Whether...

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Spring #1 2021 – Vol. 25 #1

Spring #1 2021 – Vol. 25 #1

April 27, 2021
By: Brett Vezina

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