Posts Tagged ‘forestry’

WorkSafeBC has a plan to reduce injuries in forestry

February 8, 2018

RICHMOND, B.C. — WorkSafeBC has released a new three-year plan to help employers reduce serious injuries in the forestry sector through more focused inspections. The 2018-2020 Forestry High-Risk Strategy is a renewed commitment for prevention activities in harvesting and related operations. “The intent of the forestry high-risk strategy is to

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“Warehouse” of biomass and land-use data available to public

February 6, 2018

A world-class data and information management system that collates inventories from forestry, agriculture, and municipal sectors in Alberta is now available to the public. This new interactive web-based tool designed by Silvacom and Alberta Innovates will support potential investment in Alberta’s bio-resource economy by connecting the world to provincial biomass,

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Carbon markets for forestry – the afforestation option

February 6, 2018

Canadian carbon offset projects related to forestry generally take one of two forms: either afforestation (adding forest, the opposite of deforestation) or “improved forest management.” A successful afforestation project has been running in Ontario for several years now. The Ontario Biodiversity Afforestation Project is a forest carbon project that converts

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Ontario MNRF asks citizen sleuths to help solve cases

February 1, 2018

Spot something unusual the last time you were out working in the woods? Notice someone not doing their part as a responsible resource user? Now there’s a way to help, by accessing a new online tool that aims to reduce and deter natural resource offences. The Ministry of Natural Resources

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Forest practices report says industry complied, but plants at risk

February 1, 2018

VICTORIA – An investigation by The B.C. Forest Practices Board of a complaint about logging near Mt. Elphinstone Park has found that B.C. Timber Sales met all of its obligations in developing the cutblocks. However, the report concludes that some at-risk plant communities are not adequately protected by current legislation

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Forests Ontario conference will explore changing climate

January 30, 2018

Despite dire predictions around climate change, there are also new opportunities, including a strengthening bio-economy, increased support for green infrastructure, and the monetization of environmental attributes such as carbon offsets. A changing climate and the associated impacts are new realities affecting society, the environment, and the economy through a “ripple

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Winnipeg added to regulated areas for emerald ash borer

January 29, 2018

OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated its regulated areas for emerald ash borer (EAB) to include a new area in Manitoba and to expand the areas in Quebec. This change is due to new detections of EAB in Winnipeg and southern Quebec in 2017 and is intended to slow the insect’s spread. The

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