Network Features

May 22, 2015
Type and location define pellet fuel's quality and prospective markets. These realities differ for Western producers compared to their Eastern peers in the quest to run a successful plant. Location, location, location, is real estate’s...
May 22, 2015
Before Mount St. Helen's blew its top 35 years ago today, Spirit Lake was a popular tourist destination in Washington state, a place dotted with campsites where visitors came to enjoy its crystal clear waters that reached depths of 200 feet....
May 15, 2015
On April 24, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released for public review and comment draft Resource Management Plans for six districts in western Oregon encompassing over 2.5 million acres of BLM managed forestland, including the Oregon...
May 13, 2015
“When we leave forests to nature, as so many people today seem to want to do, we get whatever nature serves up, which can be pretty devastating at times, but with forestry we have options, and a degree of predictability not found in nature....
May 12, 2015
A newly-discovered species of tree-killing bark beetle, Dendroctonus mesoamericanus Armendáriz-Toledano and Sullivan, has been described in a paper published online in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America by a group of researchers that...
May 12, 2015
Within 60 days of fall 2014, the two trade associations that represent North American pellet producers active in the export market held their annual events, and both opened with bullish market forecasts for good reason. The wood pellet industry has...
May 12, 2015
Like a phoenix rising from ashes, blackened portions of the Stanislaus National Forest, which were left by the Rim Fire that blazed through the Sierras in August of 2013, have begun to spring to life. Left with a burn scar that is one-third larger...
May 6, 2015
From a design standpoint, Allied Blower & Sheet Metal Ltd. (“Allied”) was quite excited to work on the Lakeland project. Following the tragic events at Lakeland and Babine, Allied felt that a re-think of our combustible dust designs...
April 13, 2015
When it comes to tree cover loss, the spotlight usually rests on midlatitude hot spots like Brazil and Indonesia, where agriculture, logging and other development have threatened the existence of rainforests for years. But an analysis released today...
April 9, 2015
Next-generation machines inspired by customer feedback MOLINE, Ill. (April 1, 2015) — Loggers need machines that work as long and hard as they do, and John Deere is at the forefront in developing equipment solutions to make their job...
April 9, 2015
Adequate funding is a hurdle many companies and organizations face when upgrading to new tools and technology. Fortunately in the forestry and natural resources sectors, there are opportunities to acquire funding directly or collaborate in mutually...
April 7, 2015
Sawlog prices declined in many countries during 2014 and the GSPI price index in the 4Q/14 was at the lowest level in two years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly For the third consecutive quarter, the GSPI price index fell in the 4Q/2014 to the...