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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

Jul 21, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

Jul 14, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

Jul 6, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

Jun 18, 2017 10:11 PM Features

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

Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

May 6, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

Apr 25, 2017 12:38 PM Features

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

Apr 25, 2017 12:24 PM Features

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

Apr 25, 2017 12:18 PM Features

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

Apr 25, 2017 12:10 PM Features

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

Apr 21, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

Mar 30, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

Mar 25, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

Mar 21, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

Mar 4, 2017 12:00 AM Features

tree stump texture

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

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

Feb 16, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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