Network Features

January 14, 2015
New machines promise to increase uptime and productivityand lower daily operating costs MOLINE, Ill. (January 5, 2015) — Three years in the making and backed by over a half-century of experience in the woods, the John Deere M-Series...
January 14, 2015
Faced with a backlash from employees and retirees, the U.S. Forest Service has abruptly dropped plans to spend up to $10 million on a five-year nationwide public relations campaign to brand itself as a public agency that cares about people and...
January 14, 2015
United States Representatives Mike Simpson (R-ID) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) today introduced the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2015 (H.R. 167). The bill would change how the federal government budgets for wildland fire suppression to eliminate the...
January 14, 2015
The decisions we make every day directly affect the health and future of our forests. The launch of the new Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) 2015-2019 Standards and Rules marks an important advancement to support better decision making all...
January 14, 2015
Forest2Market closed the year with a list of 10 predictions for wood consuming industries in 2015, from Forest2Market's President and CEO, Pete Stewart. 1. The sleeping giant will awake to biomass demand. For years, the pulp and paper industry...
January 14, 2015
The Oregon Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources recently introduced draft legislation that would direct the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to conduct a study and develop recommendations for legislation that would...
December 29, 2014
The wood fiber costs for the world’s hardwood pulp-producing mills have declined in 2014, while softwood pulp manufacturers have seen stable wood costs, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Reduced pulpwood prices in Sweden, Russia,...
December 27, 2014
Deep in the forests of the U.S. South, tree scraps are fueling a little-known but controversial energy boom: wood pellets. Long used to heat homes in the country's Northeast, they're now destined for a new market. Europe is importing the...
December 27, 2014
The age of forest landowners across the country is increasing while the size of the parcels they own is shrinking — and that has state, federal and private experts fearing for the long-term health of millions of acres of American woodlands....
December 27, 2014
Upon examination, stark differences between Malheur Pellet Mill and Appalachian Wood Pellets become apparent. Malheur Pellet Mill is situated in north central Oregon and draws on the area’s inventories of ponderosa pine, much of it harvested...
December 16, 2014
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has awarded the third annual Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth to Shownoo Blackbird-Williams from Walpole Island First Nation in Ontario. The $2,500 award is targeted at youth from 18 to 30 who are...
December 16, 2014
Until recently, scientific understanding of the history and ecology of the Pacific Northwest’s mixed-conifer forests east of the Cascade Range was minimal. As a result, forest managers have had limited ability to restore the health of publicly...