Network Features

March 13, 2015
In a small U.S. Forest Service workshop in Juneau, a skilled Alaska Native artist is meticulously bringing a traditional artifact back to life. Tlingit Master Carver Wayne Price of Haines has begun the process of restoring the totem, which has...
March 9, 2015
The Canadian forest products industry now has 43% of the world's independently certified forests or more than 160 million hectares, which is four times more than any other country. Certified forests means that companies follow progressive social...
March 9, 2015
California raked in $1 billion in first cap-and-trade auction of the year, and since they take place every quarter, it can look forward to raising about $4 billion this year. December's auction brought in $400 million, so why so much more now?...
March 6, 2015
With the Obama administration hammering out its Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions, the biomass industry is positioning itself as a leader in the renewable energy world. With that, a major U.S. utility has struck a deal with other mega-...
February 25, 2015
When you turned on your lights today, did you think of a family forest owner? Or how about this morning when you walked across your dark-stained pine floors and opened the drawers to your maple bureau: did you imagine the family-owned forest where...
February 16, 2015
Sawlog prices fell throughout much of North America during the 3Q/14 because of reduced lumber production and slowing log exports to Asia, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review Lower lumber production and slowing log exports to Asia...
February 16, 2015
New findings concern team of scientists who studied data from 40,000 sites in 11 states. When U.S. Forest Service scientist David Wear hikes the trails crisscrossing the Appalachian Mountains, he pauses to revel not only in the beauty and solitude,...
February 16, 2015
In June 2013, Darrell Fortner was in Denver, an hour’s drive away, when one of the worst fires in Colorado’s history bore down on his hometown of Black Forest, killing two people and incinerating 486 houses, including his. Also among the...
February 11, 2015
Europe’s demand for wood pellets to generate renewable bioenergy will lead to an increase in US forestland as timber exports rise, according to US Forest Service scientists. A new study finds that policies in the European Union and elsewhere...
February 2, 2015
Wood pellet exports from North America reached a new record high in the 3Q/14 thanks to higher shipments to Asia, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review Asia has become a new market for wood pellet exporters in Western Canada with...
February 2, 2015
In the last 40 years, more than one billion acres of tropical forests have vanished, equivalent in size to over half of the continental United States. The rate of cutting, burning and clearing shows no signs of abating. Tropical forests store huge...
February 2, 2015
After what became known as the Moonlight Fire burned some 65,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada in 2007, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection decided that Sierra Pacific Industries was responsible for the damage. The culprit,...