Network Features

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,...
February 2, 2015
Over the past week, FutureMetrics LLC has published two research papers by company President William Strauss; one published Jan. 12 on the impact of the strengthening dollar on utility and producer margins in the industrial pellet sector, and the...
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...