Network Features

November 5, 2014
Mark Brunk and Tim Rinehart were on a routine patrol in Arizona’s Happy Camp Canyon when a man in a pickup roared past their Bureau of Land Management trucks, leaning out his window and angrily flipping them off. The law enforcement rangers...
November 5, 2014
Oak trees can be found all over the world, but they save their full display for the United States. More than 50 species of oak grow from coast to coast, and in a few unique places like Michigan, still form the basis for a rare and valuable ecosystem...
November 4, 2014
Pellet shipments from the US and Canada to Europe have gone in opposite directions in 2014, with the shipments from the US South being up ten percent from the 4Q/13 to the 2Q/14, and Canadian volumes declining 25% during the same period, according...
November 4, 2014
Jason Rosamond appears to have a grand vision. The way he frames it, his company’s project in northern Arizona will merely begin by saving the area’s sprawling ponderosa pine forest from a century of mismanagement and record-breaking...
November 3, 2014
As everyone reads this article on their respective computer screens, it’s hard to escape the sense that Americans are less connected to the outdoors. Not only does this have negative consequences for our personal health, it can have impacts on...
November 3, 2014
In the heart of the Siberian forest, men risk their lives for the chance to make a fortune cutting timber – a crime that involves Russian mob bosses, Chinese middlemen and some of the biggest corporations in the U.S. and Canada. 16×9...
October 16, 2014
Timber harvests in the US and Canada have gone up for four consecutive years with log exports and softwood lumber production driving the higher demand for logs, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Increased North American log exports and higher...
October 16, 2014
Researchers at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Texas and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in the US have determined that biochar, a substance produced from plant matter, is a safe, effective and inexpensive method to treat...
October 16, 2014
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the decision by the Government of Ontario to allow up to six-storey wood frame buildings. The province has announced it will change its building code to increase the allowable height of wood-...
October 16, 2014
The Earth’s soils store four times more carbon than the atmosphere and small changes in soil carbon storage can have a big effect on atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. A new paper in the journal Nature Climate Change concludes that...
September 11, 2014
Choosing clothes makes an individual fashion statement ―but it can also say something about how the individual feels about the environment. A growing number of discriminating consumers are paying attention to where products are manufactured and...
September 11, 2014
Manufacturers of hardwood pulp have seen their wood fiber costs decline the past three years from a record high in 2011, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. In contrast, producers of softwood pulp have had fairly stable fiber costs with the...