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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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The US Department of Commerce has announced preliminary countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber. more

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The Government of Canada disagrees strongly with the US Department of Commerce's decision to impose an unfair and punitive duty. The accusations are baseless and unfounded. more

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New insights into the impact forests have on surface temperature will provide a valuable tool in efforts to mitigate climate change, according to a new research paper co-authored by Clemson University scientist Thomas O'Halloran. more

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What forestry techniques do the best job of maximizing carbon storage in trees and soil -- while still allowing landowners to provide habitat for wildlife and harvest timber for profitable sale? more

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Seventy years after American chestnuts all but died out, researchers will soon be applying with Canadian regulators to distribute a genetically modified version. more

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LEAF, a Toronto non-profit dedicated to the city's trees, runs an annual summer mentorship program aimed at exposing young women to the field of urban forestry. more

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Scientists at the University of British Columbia (UBC) will be using genetic research to give natural selection a push in raising fish and growing forests that are more resistant to the ravages of climate change. more

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These days, flames consume many of the earth’s forests more frequently than ever before. Now, a study from Princeton University suggests that trees in traditionally fire-prone areas have a competitive edge for survival more

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Petr Kratochvil

Every tree tells a story, but some are beyond eloquent, holding memories, embodying belief, marking sorrow. We hold trees in our imagination, where they grow in strange, wonderful ways in forests inhabited by fantasy and also by our fears. more

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By varying the ages and density of individual trees, habitat biologists are able to create more habitat conditions suitable for a variety of game and nongame animals, while managing those forests for the future. more

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