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The American Forest Foundation (AFF) and Domtar together announced a new partnership to help family and private woodland owners in northwest Pennsylvania and southwest New York improve habitat for at-risk bird and wildlife species. more

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US consumption of softwood lumber is likely to reach record-highs by 2030, resulting in export opportunities for sawmills in Europe and Latin America, according to a new study from ForestEdge and Wood Resources International. more

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The City of Fredericton is warning residents to prepare for a catastrophic loss of tens of thousands of trees. more

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Canada agreed with the United States that slow-moving talks to update NAFTA should continue although they did not set a date for the next round, a senior official said in remarks casting further doubt on the chances of a deal this year. more

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A far cry from the kitschy memorabilia of the Rock ’n’ Roll-themed building it replaces, the essentially all-new design of River North’s flagship McDonalds at 600 N. Clark Street in Chicago is finally starting to come together. more

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Healthy, vibrant and sustainable Canadian forests is the theme of a new youth-focused initiative announced by Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and Earth Rangers, the kids’ conservation organization. more

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The advocacy group for BC’s chambers of commerce has thrown its weight behind the Squamish Chamber’s call for the provincial government to address a pressing forestry issue. more

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For the 22nd consecutive year, IKEA Canada co-workers will join Tree Canada to plant over 2,000 trees and shrubs in 17 communities across Canada as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability and support for local communities. more

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Softwood logs and softwood lumber imports to China have more than tripled in ten years with lumber volumes surpassing logs by 36 percent in 2017, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. more

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The Forest Products Association of Canada honoured a series of national award winners for their extraordinary contribution to the forest sector during an industry trade luncheon. more

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A University of Calgary study says there need to be more wide, open spaces to prevent catastrophic wildfires like the one that devastated the city of Fort McMurray in northeastern Alberta two years ago. more

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The region-wide fire ban has been lifted, though the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry warns there are still some areas of Northwestern Ontario with a high forest fire hazard. more

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The provincial government and Port Hawkesbury Paper are promising no more reoccurrences of an incident in which old growth forest was cut in Guysborough County. more

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Prince George and area homeowners are making their contribution to the war against the Douglas fir beetle. more

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Resolute Forest Products Inc. has announced a $52.3 million strategic investment plan for its Saint-Félicien pulp mill, located in the Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec. more

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The lumber market is red-hot, with futures rising to another record on Tuesday thanks to a confluence of import tariffs, transport bottlenecks, and strong housing demand. more

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A new study forecasts that softwood lumber consumption in the US will reach an all-time high by 2030. more

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Emergency officials in British Columbia’s southern Interior warn that devastating wildfires that charred thousands of square kilometres of timber and bush last year now have the potential to make seasonal flooding even more severe. more

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Starting on May 5th, municipalities from coast to coast to coast will join a national effort to reduce wildfire risk to local homes and environments in anticipation of this year’s wildfire season. more

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At this year’s Forest NB AGM, Gregor MacAskill of Gardner Pinfold presented an outlook on forestry titled, Economic Impacts of the New Brunswick Forest Sector. more

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