Network Features

August 13, 2014
For the second year in a row, the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) went out into the field to film a video showing how forestry activities coexist with wildlife. The short documentary that was produced sketches a realistic picture of the Quebec...
August 13, 2014
The future is now for the country’s largest national forest. A new era focused on sustainable young-growth management is underway on the 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest. The Tongass is the largest intact temperate rainforest in the...
August 6, 2014
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative...
August 6, 2014
A new study reveals that California's historic drought will cost the state $2.2 billion in 2014 and result in the loss of more than 17,000 jobs. The report released on Tuesday (July 15, 2014) by the University of California Davis Center for...
August 6, 2014
Make-A-Wish Vermont granted the wish of 6-year-old Keegan Brooks by taking him out for a day with Plum Creek Timber loggers in Essex County. Brooks suffers from muscular dystrophy, which severely reduces an individual's life expectancy. During...
August 6, 2014
North America continues to supply China, Japan, and other Asian countries with logs for their forest products sectors. Log exports from the US and Canada in the 1Q/14 were up 14% from last year, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review,...
July 22, 2014
Professionals are required to use the best available science in making our decisions, and so we, the resource and planning professional associations of British Columbia, recognize that climate change is occurring and it has fundamental impacts on...
July 11, 2014
There’s already a 14-story timber tower. Why designers are pushing to re-embrace a construction material as old as human history. Think of a modern cityscape and any number of materials come to mind: the glass and steel of an office tower, the...
July 11, 2014
A Supreme Court of Canada ruling on aboriginal land could eventually have as severe an impact on North American lumber supply as the mountain pine beetle, RBC Capital Markets warned on Monday. The court’s unanimous decision on June 26 relates...
July 8, 2014
New Zealand has become the world’s largest exporter of softwood logs, with shipments in 2013 accounting for over 20 percent of global trade, according to estimates by WRI. Russia and the US ranked second and third as global log suppliers, each...
July 7, 2014
A ban on log exports would likely hurt B.C.'s forestry and logging industry, concludes a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. "An outright ban on log exports from...
July 7, 2014
Government of Alberta survey results show moderate to high over-winter survival in most of the pine forests inhabited by beetles. Extremely high beetle success was detected in small pockets in areas south of Grande Prairie, northwest of Edson and...