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For many Washington rural communities reliant on state land timber sales, catastrophic wildfire seasons can deliver an economic one-two punch: local homes and businesses are damaged, while a significant source of employment goes up in flames. more

Feb 18, 2017 12:00 AM News

Mahone Bay-based startup WoodsCamp Technologies is leveraging open data to reinvent — and reveal fresh insight into — Nova Scotia’s forestry industry. more

Feb 18, 2017 12:00 AM News

The plan by Louisiana-Pacific to build a siding plant near Cook has turned up the heat on a long simmering debate over harvest levels on state-managed timber lands in northern Minnesota. more

Feb 17, 2017 12:00 AM News

Water tankers hired to fight fires in Alberta will see their contracts re-extended to 120 days when the province’s wildfire season begins March 1. more

Feb 17, 2017 12:00 AM News

The township has been asked to take a hard look at, and possibly pass legislation about, the plans by the Town of Newton to do some forestry and logging work on land it owns surrounding Morris Lake, Newton's reservoir on the slopes of Sparta Mountain more

Feb 16, 2017 12:00 AM News

Morbark, a leading manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets, has strengthened its senior management team by appointing Walt Niziolek as the Vice President of Operations & Supply Chain. more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM News

The Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry in Ontario is looking to her federal counterpart for help with the current uncertainty in the softwood lumber industry. more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM News

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is asking for a federal loan guarantee program to protect Canadian producers impacted by the Canada-US trade dispute. more

Feb 14, 2017 12:00 AM News

Renfrew County council will soon be asked to approve a new forestry management plan that will provide a blue print for harvesting operations over the next 10 years. more

Feb 14, 2017 12:00 AM News

When Harold Alexander walks through the woods in Digby County, he sees untapped potential. But it's his concerns today about the state of the industry that took Alexander and four other people to Finland in September to find industry success. more

Feb 13, 2017 12:00 AM News

Turns out, even bark beetle outbreaks that leave behind millions of dead trees somehow don’t increase the odds of a wildfire in those areas, according to two surprising studies. more

Feb 13, 2017 12:00 AM News

Simply put, harvesting trees does not cause deforestation. Harvested areas regrow. An area with young trees is still a forest. The term “deforestation” refers to land that has been cleared of trees and permanently converted for another use. more

Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM News

Once again, Canadian lumber producers will be fighting for a share of the growing housing market at a time when the US is applying countervailing duties against Canadian forestry companies. more

Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM News

BC's Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations says he's gearing up for what could be challenging and lengthy negotiations surrounding softwood lumber trade with the United States. more

Feb 11, 2017 12:00 AM News

California has more than 100 million dead trees in its forests, and there is no consensus on their impact on the environment or how to deal with them. more

Feb 11, 2017 12:00 AM News

They are some of more than 100 invasive species that conservationists must battle in New York State, which teems with a growing number of plants, birds, fish, insects, mosses, molds and fungi that actually belong somewhere else. more

Feb 10, 2017 12:00 AM News

The Moose Cree First Nation is looking seriously at getting into manufacturing as its next big development project. more

Feb 10, 2017 12:00 AM News

Biofuels could be the right solution at the right time for Northern Ontario. That’s the message that a delegation of companies from Finland brought to various area businesses, government agencies, and municipalities. more

Feb 9, 2017 12:00 AM News

A decade after billions of mountain pine beetles chewed their way through British Columbia’s lodgepole pine forest, the Interior timber supply has begun a dramatic drop. more

Feb 9, 2017 12:00 AM News

As wildfire season approaches, there is expected to be an increased threat in 2017 in some areas of Virginia due to a lingering lack of rain, minimal snowfall and growth in urban interface areas. more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM News

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