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Jessica Kirby

Jessica Kirby

More than ever, foresters are using their smart devices to collect field information. With foresters using smart devices more and more, the number of apps designed specifically for the forest industry has grown substantially. Here are just a few... more

Jan 11, 2016 9:00 AM Product Watch

Europe has ambitious goals for changing its polluting energy system, and plans to source 20% of the EU’s total energy from renewables by 2020. But the main way it’s getting there is a method with murky credentials: biomass. more

Jan 8, 2016 12:00 PM News

A few years ago, Viridis Energy resurrected the former Enligna Canada Inc. pellet mill and renamed it Scotia Atlantic Biomass Co. The operation occupies a 157-acre property, inhabiting 20 operating buildings with an additional 22-acre wood lot. more

Jan 7, 2016 2:00 PM News

Any manufacturing facility that uses wood as a raw material relies in large part on the availability of affordable and sustainable feedstock for its long-term success. Prior to siting a facility, the project developer needs to verify regional supply more

Jan 7, 2016 9:30 AM Features

AFPA President and CEO Donna Harman and AWC President and CEO Rober Glowinski have issued statements after filing a joint petition for review in the D.C. Circuit Court of the EPA. more

Jan 6, 2016 3:00 PM News

Long before global environmentalists had even heard of the oil sands, their Canadian target of predilection was the forest industry. more

Jan 6, 2016 10:00 AM Features

It's a bird ... it's a plane ... if it's in New Orleans, it's just a Black Hawk airdropping Christmas trees. more

Jan 5, 2016 3:00 PM Features

Current climate models project that over the next 50 years, the Pacific Northwest will experience an increase in summer temperatures. How will the iconic Douglas fir react? more

Dec 28, 2015 12:00 AM Features

COMEX has agreed to postpone the public hearing on the construction of forest access roads that would impact the Broadback Forest, one of the last remaining wilderness areas in Quebec's boreal forest. more

Dec 28, 2015 12:00 AM Features

On a recent trip to Fort Collins, Colorado, sponsored by Anheuser-Bush, I got to see what the 163-year-old Budweiser beer company is doing with regional watershed cleanup. more

Dec 28, 2015 12:00 AM News

AWC releases an app which will calculate an opaque wall or fenestration U-factor based upon the Total UA alternative compliance method permitted by the International Code Council’s 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). more

Dec 28, 2015 12:00 AM Product Watch

We get so excited about Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), the fancy plywood on steroids that we talk so much about it, but in fact, there is a much older technology for building with wood: Nail-Laminated Timber or NLT. more

Dec 28, 2015 12:00 AM Product Watch

Researchers recently unearthed ancient forests in arctic Norway from 400 million years ago. more

Dec 28, 2015 12:00 AM News

AWC vice-president, government affairs, Sarah Dodge has issued the following statement regarding the recent passage of the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015” (H.R. 8) in the U.S. House of Representatives. more

Dec 28, 2015 12:00 AM News

Weyerhaeuser Co. will purchase Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. in a deal announced on Sunday that the two companies said would create a $23 billion timber, land and forest products company, the largest in the United States. more

Dec 10, 2015 10:38 AM News

The U.S. Forest Service remains in something approaching bureaucratic and budget meltdown, with wildfires torching the budget and thinning projects languishing. more

Dec 10, 2015 12:00 AM News

Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced the acquisition of Atlas Paper Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer of at-home and away-from-home tissue products, including recycled and virgin paper grades. more

Dec 10, 2015 12:00 AM News

The U.S. Forest Service restored 4.6 million acres of forest land last year to reduce the threat of devastating wildfires -- an area the size of New Jersey, and a 9 percent increase over the acreage treated in 2011. more

Dec 10, 2015 12:00 AM Features

FPWG, the leading organization that brings together companies that rely on paper, wood, and other forest products to support thriving forests and a sustainable forest products industry, announces the launch of www.FPWG.info. more

Dec 10, 2015 12:00 AM News

The U.S. export of industrial wood pellets to meet renewable energy goals in the European Union is not a threat to the sustainability of U.S. Southern forests, according to a new report by independent forest analysts and economists. more

Dec 10, 2015 12:00 AM Features

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