Network Features

April 14, 2014
J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) announced today that it will invest $16.8 million in northern New Brunswick, creating 45 new jobs and 9 construction-related jobs. The investments are being made in the forests JDI owns in NB as well as in upgrades to its...
April 14, 2014
The Government of British Columbia is investing $6.1 million to build new markets around the world for B.C. wood products, including priority markets in China, Japan, India, and South Korea. "Partnering with industry to expand and open...
April 8, 2014
After reading recent guest opinion pieces (Keene 2/4/14) and (Doppelt 2/5/14) in The Register-Guard citing climate change as a primary reason to curtail management of the O&C forests, I felt compelled as Paul Harvey might have put it: "to...
April 8, 2014
An incremental treaty agreement (ITA) between the Province and Lake Babine Nation will support new forestry and eco-tourism opportunities. Similar to other ITAs, the agreement not only supports economic development for the First Nation, but...
April 7, 2014
The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) and Wood WORKS! Ontario are pleased with the Government of Ontario’s announcement today that it will move ahead with proposed changes to the Ontario Building Code to allow the use of wood-frame construction in...
April 7, 2014
The pellet industry will grow by nearly 33 percent during the next two years, as foreign demand drives investment in new capacity and distribution infrastructure. More than 4 million metric tons of new wood pellet production capacity are currently...
March 25, 2014
Mark Elston followed his father into the timber industry back when business was booming. “When I started, you could really mess things up and still make good money,” he said. “You can’t do that anymore.” Elston runs a...
March 25, 2014
A Tongass National Forest priority in promoting economic development and addressing climate change is to shift the energy economies of Southeast communities from heating with fossil fuels to heating with regionally sourced renewable energy,...
March 18, 2014
Woodland salamanders perform a vital ecological service in American forests by helping to mitigate the impacts of global warming.Global warming occurs when greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere. Woodland salamanders...
March 10, 2014
"Under the present management scheme promulgated in the U.S. Forest Service's Northwest Forest Plan, this early seral stage, with all of its deer, elk, bears, mice, voles, squirrels and other species that forage on plants that grow in full...
March 10, 2014
Oldies But Goodies On a back road in Maine, not far from where I grew up, is Bryant Stove Works. Owned by Joe and Bea Bryant, the company’s name belies its quirkier side. Yes, they do have lots of stoves. They buy, repair, and sell classic old...
March 10, 2014
Ten years of Wood Design Awards in B.C. were celebrated by more than 350 distinguished design and building professionals this evening at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West), including architects, structural engineers, project teams, local...