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November 27, 2014
A major milestone has been reached for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI), a partnership between over 30 stakeholders and the U.S. Forest Service. Currently, the U.S. Forest Service is offering an early preview of a draft Record of...
November 27, 2014
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) are pleased to announce that Stuwix Resources Joint Venture from the interior of British Columbia has won the FPAC-CCAB Aboriginal Business...
November 27, 2014
“Go bears! Get low! Quicker pulls! Almost there!” Wood chips fly and cheers fill the air as seniors Madeline Green and Allison Erny take turns pulling a long, jagged saw back and forth across a log. They are trying to cut a cookie (a...
November 25, 2014
A new report identifies natural resources that will be sensitive to a warmer climate in the North Cascades and offers management responses that will minimize adverse impacts on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The report, Climate Change...
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...