Network Features

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...
September 11, 2014
The International Energy Agency has released its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, which includes forecasts for global biofuel and renewable energy growth. Within the report, the authors predict that the expansion of renewable...
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...