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Architects Embrace the Beginning of the Timber Age

Wood is taking over from steel and concrete as the architectural wonder material of the 21st century, with architects praising its sustainability, quality and speed of construction.

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Drones are proving to be very useful tools in business, and a BC firm is now exploring their practical applications in the working forest, notably in wildfire control and prevention, an increasing area of concern considering extreme weather patterns. more

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While some people blame the Giant Sequoia National Monument for a perceived lack of management of the forest east of Porterville, the tying of the hands of the US Forest Service to manage the forest began in the late 1980s. more

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In the summer of 1968, the US Forest Service sent wildlife biologist George Gruell into the forests of northwestern Wyoming with a camera, a tripod and an old photograph. more

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A province-wide state of emergency has been declared in British Columbia after dozens of new wildfires destroyed buildings and forced thousands of people from their homes. more

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BC lumber producers will continue to vigorously defend the industry against a new round of preliminary anti-dumping duties imposed by the US Department of Commerce on Canadian softwood lumber. more

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Across the Northeast US and much of the country, markets for low-grade wood resources have fallen off dramatically. In this context, “low grade” is used to describe wood feedstocks that have few, if any, higher-value markets. more

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Not everyone thinks of innovation when they think of Canada’s forest products companies. But the federal government has fully recognized that the future of the forestry industry and its 230,000 workers depends on success. more

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The emergence of BC’s forest industry as a culture-defining economic behemoth that dominated the political and social landscape, begins with a man who went from hoeing potatoes to corporate colossus. more

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Today, the US Department of Commerce imposed punitive preliminary countervailing duty rates on Canadian softwood lumber in response to a petition filed by the protectionist lumber lobby in United States. more

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Canada's 202,000 forestry workers are waiting with bated breath to see if Prime Minister Trudeau has a plan to deal with US lumber tariffs—which could be levied as early as Tuesday. more

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