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Daily Archives: July 22, 2015

Business & Politics

West Fraser Announces Second Quarter Results

Marketwired
July 21, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. reported earnings of $14 million or $0.17 basic earnings per share on sales of $1,029 million in the second quarter of 2015. These results compare with previous periods as shown in the table below. Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted earnings and Adjusted basic EPS as described in this News Release reflect the adjustments described in the tables referred to in the section titled “Non-IFRS Measures” on page 12 of our 2015 second quarter Management’s Discussion & Analysis.

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Why investors shouldn’t abandon the Canadian housing market

Financial Post
July 21, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada

There were a few months early in 2015 when the U.S. housing market didn’t look so great. That dragged down a wide range of stocks, but the data has picked up since then, making housing an attractive opportunity for investors seeking value in the U.S. equity market. There were a few months early in 2015 when the U.S. housing market didn’t look so great. That dragged down a wide range of stocks, but the data has picked up since then, making housing an attractive opportunity for investors seeking value in the U.S. equity market. Those deals have pushed the percentage of Interfor’s revenues from the U.S. slightly above 50 per cent, whereas several of its peers still do the bulk of their business in Canada.

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Enforcement of B.C. forest regulations shows record of small fines, little transparency: report

Vancouver Sun
July 22, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Ministry of Forests Land and Natural Resource Operations’ enforcement staff should consider attaching stiffer penalties to administrative actions against companies that violate regulations, the province’s forest-industry watchdog says. It also suggested that the Ministry of Forests publish its determinations to make them more of a deterrent. The B.C. Forest Practices Board highlighted the findings of a special investigation it conducted of the Ministry of Forests’ administrative proceedings against contraventions of legislation and regulations between 2009 and 2014, which found that fewer than 10 per cent of 146 cases saw violators receive the maximum fine. …“It is a matter of priority,” Tim Ryan said, “and if we’re serious about enforcement, then this is one of the tools that’s necessary.”

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Canfor Pulp Products Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results and Quarterly Dividend

Canada Newswire press release
July 21, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

VANCOUVER, – Canfor Pulp Products Inc. today reported net income of $17.7 million, or $0.25 per share, for the second quarter of 2015, compared to $28.0 million, or $0.40 per share, for the first quarter of 2015 and $18.8 million, or $0.27 per share, for the second quarter of 2014. For the six months ended June 30, 2015, the Company’s net income was $45.7 million, or $0.65 per share, compared to $44.5 million, or $0.63 per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2014.

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Peter Foster: At last, a Canadian corporate hero

July 22, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

Two weeks ago, Todd Paglia, executive director of U.S.-based radical environmental organization ForestEthics, sent a letter of warning to Richard Garneau, CEO of Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products. …Two weeks ago, Todd Paglia, executive director of U.S.-based radical environmental organization ForestEthics, sent a letter of warning to Richard Garneau, CEO of Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products. …Rarely if ever has a corporate executive dared to call an ENGO shakedown what it is. Richard Garneau is thus almost unique among executives. …One of Garneau’s boldest moves was that lawsuit, launched two years ago, against Greenpeace, a close ally of ForestEthics.

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Papua New Guinea is to host the Third APEC Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Forestry in October

Radio New Zealand
July 21, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: International

It will be the first time PNG hosts an APEC Ministerial Meeting and comes as the country prepares for hosting the major APEC leaders summit in 2018. PNG’s Minister for Forests, Douglas Tomuriesa says the meeting will provide an opportunity for PNG to chair discussion on future directions in forestry. He says forestry-related economic activity makes up a vital part of PNG’s economy and it is essential to ensure this sector remains sustainable .

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Spanish plywood imports have increased again

EUWID
July 22, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: International

Spanish tropical and non-tropical plywood imports have jumped again in a year-on-year comparison, rising by about 41% to 29,915 m³ in the first quarter. The Association of Spanish Timber Importers (AEIM) had previously reported growth of 29% in 2013 and 53% in 2014. The upswing in the first quarter was solely driven by higher imports of non-tropical plywood, which leapt 53.8% to 25,749 m³.

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Wood, Paper & Green Building

Collapses in Folsom, Berkeley invite scrutiny of building flaws

Sacramento Bee
July 21, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States, US West

After recent fatal collapses of an apartment stairwell in Folsom and a balcony in Berkeley, officials said rotted wood failed to support the weight of the victims. While building experts don’t know how widespread the underlying conditions are, they say problems are common enough that another building failure could happen and that lawmakers and the construction industry should work together to find solutions. “The potential is out there for another collapse,” said Winfred DeLeon, Sacramento County’s chief building official. “Dry rot is somewhat common in our region.” Some structural engineers say the deaths highlight the need to use stronger building materials, while others say they show the need for better weatherproofing and maintenance.

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Salvaging a Long-Lasting Wood, and New York City’s Past

New York Times
July 21, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: US East, United States

…New York is the country’s largest repository of the lumber that formed the spine of the Industrial Revolution — a five-borough safe deposit box for New England white pine and spruce, Pacific Northwest Douglas fir and, especially, Southern longleaf pine. Vast hoards of the longleaf pine are entombed at each base of the Brooklyn Bridge. It once underpinned the New York City subway tracks. …But in the decades before steel began to dominate, longleaf pine was the strongest material around. …The only way to find original-strength longleaf pine these days: Mine it from buildings like the Domino Sugar Factory or 443 Greenwich Street in TriBeCa, the brick and mortar vertebrae of northern cities’ industrial might.

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Massive Edgewater fire sparks interest in third bill to regulate light frame construction

NJ.com True Jersey
July 22, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: US East, United States

Six months after a massive fire in Edgewater destroyed a residential complex, two state lawmakers have proposed a bill that would prohibit that same type of structure from being built in a town like Edgewater. The bill, proposed by Assemblyman Joseph Lagana, D-Bergen and Passaic, and Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg, R-Atlantic, Burlington and Camden, would prohibit building structures using light-frame wood construction materials in many urban communities. According to the bill, light-frame construction for multi-family housing in communities with a population density of more than 5,000 per square mile would be banned.

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‘An heirloom-quality building’: Community raises Brooks barn the old-fashioned way

Bangor Daily News
July 22, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: US East, United States

BROOKS, Maine — All last winter, master timber framer Bud Menard of Jackson worked for many hours during the long, cold days — about 600 hours — to prepare and carefully fit the heavy beams, posts and braces that eventually would become the new barn for the Brooks Historical Society. … In Brooks, Menard and his crew connected the fitted and joined timbers of local pine with “mortise and tenon” joints and pegs that are hewn out of hardwood. No nails or other hardware was used in the frame or floor of the Brooks barn. “It was what you did with what you had at the time,” Bryan Menard said of the labor-intensive, hardware-light process.

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Forestry

Why we should all be tree-huggers

Infographic: More trees on your block could improve your health as much as a $20,000 increase in income
MacLeans
July 21, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada

The benefits of urban foliage have long been known: Improved air quality, reduced cooling and heating costs, and a pleasant view are just a few. And now, a paper published in Scientific Reports suggests we can add improved health to the list. Using Toronto as its subject, researchers found that people living in neighbourhoods with a higher density of trees on their streets report a significantly higher health perception and fewer cardio-metabolic conditions. In fact, the health improvements of 10 more trees on a city block were comparable to an increase in annual income of $10,000, or being seven years younger.

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City of Saskatoon confirms first case of Dutch elm disease

Infected tree is in the Queen Elizabeth neighbourhood
CBC News
July 21, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Saskatoon has its first case of Dutch elm disease. “It’s very important we take control immediately very seriously and we are reacting immediately to this,” said Darren Crilley, director of parks. The disease has decimated American elm trees in other parts of Saskatchewan since it arrived in the 1980s. Saskatoon was free of it until this point. It’s caused by a fungus that clogs the water conduction system of the tree, causing it to wilt and die in one or two seasons. It’s carried by the elm bark beetle. Crilley said the disease is transported primarily through firewood, and that is the most likely way it came to Saskatoon.

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Forester fears for Edmonton’s boulevard trees

Edmonton Journal
July 21, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

EDMONTON -Forester Milton Davies spent an exasperating summer watching road contractors slice the roots of American elms on the boulevards throughout his neighbourhood of Queen Alexandra. Buttress roots holding up 15-metre-tall, 10-tonne trees have been cut and left bare, delicate feeder roots that sent water and nutrients up the trunk have been torn out, all to lower the sidewalk, regrade and introduce rounded curbs for the south-side mature neighbourhood. “The engineer wanted things pretty much flat and they dug out pretty much all the feeder roots for these trees,” Davies said, predicting fewer and smaller leaves, then dead spots in the trees.

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Opinion: First Nations seek balance between environment and economy

Vancouver Sun
July 21, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

I am a strong believer that in today’s British Columbia — in an economy that has long rested on a foundation of resource development — environmentalism must mean more than just saying no. I believe environmentalism must mean working hard to establish a higher standard. It needs to be about determining what is important, and never relinquishing those values or principles. …Wet’suwet’en people have been engaged in the resource economy for a long time through forestry activities. In my people’s territory, forestry has had more negative impact than a natural gas pipeline ever will. That is not something I say lightly. It is a conclusion based on a careful analysis of the facts.

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Spruce budworm infestation may not materialize, scientist says

CBC News
July 21, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada East, Canada

A staff scientist at Science North isn’t sure if there will be a spruce budworm infestation next year, but says we’re due. Recent predictions of a moderate to severe infestation in northern Ontario may not materialize, Jenny Fortier said. The spruce budworm feeds on new growth on trees and can cause substantial damage — and outbreaks of the pest are cyclical. “The peak of the last outbreak was 1975, so we are at that 40 year-mark,” Fortier said. “We can predict that we are due for another outbreak.”

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Could Forest Thinning Help Ease Water Shortages in the United States?

USDA Blog
July 22, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

…U.S. Forest Service researchers from the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center and the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory tested this idea and found that the results were not so cut and dried. Their findings were recently published in a special issue* of the journal Hydrological Processes. The researchers examined how water yield could change with various levels of forest thinning based on reductions in Leaf Area Index (LAI)—the ratio of leaves per unit of ground area, which provides a measure of forest productivity and water use.

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Idaho Land Board opts for helicopter logging in salvage sale

Idaho Statesman
July 21, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

BOISE, IDAHO — State officials have given their OK to modify a northern Idaho timber-sale contract to include helicopter logging that will cost the state up to $1.5 million in lost revenue. The Idaho Land Board’s 4-0 vote on Tuesday followed a federal court ruling earlier this month that put the Selway Fire Salvage timber sale on hold by temporarily banning the use of a contested U.S. Forest Service road. …State officials initially estimated the sale on about 167 acres about 25 miles east of Kooskia would produce nearly 7 million board feet of timber and bring in about $2 million to the endowment fund that supports Idaho’s public schools. With the added cost of using helicopters, revenue drops to $500,000 to $750,000.

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Commissioners should support homegrown solutions

Letter by Terry Turner, Trout Unlimited, Oregon Council chair
Statesman Journal
July 21, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

Recently a group of local county commissioners voted to support federal legislation that would focus almost solely on timber production without leaving room to protect sensitive areas. The bill, introduced by Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, was written with no input from Oregonians. At the same time, our congressional delegation has been working for months to craft a bill (SB 132) that addresses the challenges we face on O&C lands by balancing timber harvest and the long-term health of our forests and watersheds. …I would urge our commissioners to withdraw their resolution and show their support for solutions created and agreed upon by the people who know Oregon best – it’s own residents.

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Puzzled by opposition to forest bill

Helena Independent Record
July 21, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

Reading the guest column on Sunday July 12 by several groups that believe the forest bill that passed the House is really not all that great, several questions came to mind about this. First, just how many organizations are out there trying to tell the government how to run the forest? Why are there so many? Now to answer the first question—I have no idea. But there were more than two that signed on to this guest column. And if each state has two or more then there is well over a hundred. I believe there are more than two in Montana. How many? Not sure, but a lot of them.

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Forest Plan Comments Focus on Timber Production, Wildlife Habitat

Forest officials collected public input for 70 days this spring
Flathead Beacon
July 20, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

The Flathead National Forest received over 20,000 comments for the proposed revision of its land and resource management plan, and a majority of the input focused on timber production, wildlife habitat, access, recreation and recommended wilderness, according to the agency. Forest officials collected public input for 70 days this spring on the makeover of its broad management strategy for the Flathead National Forest, which spans 2.4 million acres across Northwest Montana. The agency also collected input on the proposal to amend the forest plans in the Helena, Kootenai, Lewis and Clark and Lolo national forest to integrate a grizzly bear conservation strategy.

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Groundwork North Wales secures forestry training cash

BBC News
July 22, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: International

A project to help 18 young people to get work in the forestry industry has secured £49,000 to pay for training in Wrexham. The Prince’s Countryside Fund has pledged the money so help group Groundwork North Wales can start the 12-week programme. Boss David Boyce said some forestry enterprises were small with limited capacity to train new starters. The project is designed to help jobless or people in low-skilled roles.

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Heavier burden of new safety legislation on farming and forestry

Stuff.co.nz
July 22, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: International

With the Health and Safety at Work Act soon coming into force it is more important than ever for employers to get advice on best practices. The potential penalties for non-compliance can be enough to put any small company out of business, so this is a good time to examine your statutory liability and employee liability. While many businesses may not be directly affected by the updated Health and Safety at Work Act, high-risk activities like farming and forestry will be under the spotlight.

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Forestry workers in SA south-east will be offered OneFortyOne Plantations jobs

ABC Australia
July 22, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: International

An overhaul of ForestrySA operations could see more than half the current workforce in South Australia privatised. Workers in the state’s south-east were today told OneFortyOne Plantations would assume full management of plantation forestry assets. South Australian Forests Minister Leon Bignell travelled to Mount Gambier to tell more than 70 workers the news. He said about 60 staff would be offered new employment deals with the company and it should achieve greater job certainty.

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Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy

Arnold Schwarzenegger: climate change is not science fiction

July 22, 2015
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: International

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been chosen by the French government to join Nobel prizewinners, philosophers, UN secretary generals, spiritual leaders and theologians to make the moral case for the world to act urgently on climate change. Talking at the world’s first summit of conscience for the climate on Tuesday – ahead of the crucial UN climate change meeting in the city in December – the Terminator star and former California governor declared the science debate over, saying planetary catastrophe could only be avoided with ethical action: “I’ve starred in a lot of science fiction movies and, let me tell you something, climate change is not science fiction, this is a battle in the real world, it is impacting us right now.

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New study shows mangroves may protect against sea level rise

New Zealand Scoop
July 21, 2015
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: International

New study shows mangroves may protect against sea level rise New research shows mangrove forests could play a crucial role in protecting coastal areas from sea level rise caused by climate change. New research shows mangrove forests could play a crucial role in protecting coastal areas from sea level rise caused by climate change. A joint study between Associate Professor Giovanni Coco from the University of Auckland’s School of Environment and colleagues at the Universities of Southampton (Dr Barend van Maanen) and Waikato (Dr Karin Bryan), used leading-edge mathematical simulations to study how mangrove forests respond to elevated sea levels.

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Forest Fires

Evacuees flee Bolean Lake blaze

Vernon Morning Star
July 22, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

The owner of a Falkland area resort is trying to remain optimistic despite a raging wildfire. Sandra Martens and four guests were forced to evacuate from the Bolean Lake Lodge as a lightning-caused fire gained strength Monday night. “I saw the cutblock at the end of my lake go poof,” said Martens, who is now staying at a Falkland motel. “The wind was just unbelievable.” Martens isn’t sure when she may return home or what may remain when she gets there. “I hope it’s not ash,” she said. Beyond the evacuation order, there was an alert for 24 properties on the Chase-Falkland Road Tuesday afternoon. It covers north of Falkland to the Arthur Creek Forest Service Road and east to Bolean Lake.

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WILDFIRE WATCH: Updates from across B.C.

BC Local News in The PR Northern View
July 21, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

Lightning storms ignited 115 new wildfires on Monday and another 25 have started so far today, putting initial attack crews under pressure to contain them and protect homes. A total of 1,275 fires have been started across B.C. since April, consuming 294,000 hectares and $136 million in firefighting costs. (See interactive chart of fire statistics below.) Those totals are nearly twice as bad as the fire season statistics for this time last year. At this point in July of 2014, 647 fires had started, burning 172,000 hectares at a cost of $76 million.

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B.C. fires: More than 100 new wildfires in 24 hours

Lightning, heat and high winds combine to create challenging conditions for firefighters
CBC News
July 21, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

In just 24 hours, 115 new wildfires have flared up across B.C. — most of them in the Kamloops area and the southeast part of the province. “Lightning was a huge driver of increased fire activity yesterday and that would be from the lightning activity we saw Sunday night,” said Ryan Turcot of the B.C. Wildfire Service. Nine communities are under evacuation alerts or orders, according to the wildfire service. Kelsey Winter, also with B.C. Wildfire Service, said crews are monitoring erratic winds expected to hit the region later today.

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Sask. Opposition leader Cam Broten calls for inquiry on forest fire response

Cam Broten says many questions linger on province’s policies, actions
CBC News
July 21, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

Saskatchewan’s Opposition leader Cam Broten is calling for an inquiry into the government’s handling of this year’s crisis-level outbreak of forest fires. “When we have fires merging together and forming such huge fires that threaten communities in a big way, we have to ask the questions,” said Broten. “What actions could have or should have taken place?” Broten said he has heard a lot of frustration from northerners about cuts to forest firefighting services and a lack of collaboration with First Nations and northern leaders.

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Aggressive West Kelowna wildfire quadruples in size

There have been almost 1,200 wildfires this season in B.C. and there are currently 216 burning, 15 of which are considered major fires
Vancouver Sun
July 22, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

An aggressive fire burning near a rural subdivision in the West Kelowna area that quadrupled in size overnight Monday is spreading rapidly, having already displaced scores of residents from their homes.  Bucketing helicopters, skimmers and air tankers are working to fight the blaze, which forced the evacuation of people from about 70 homes between the 3900-block of Westside Road to, but not including, La Casa Lakeside Cottage Resort. Many of those not directly threatened by the fire are leaving the area because of smoke, ash and power outages.

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Three new forest fires in Northeast region

Northern Life
July 21, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada East, Canada

There were three new fires the evening of July 21 in the Northeast Region including two in the Sudbury District and one in the Bancroft District. Sudbury 35 was a 0.1 hectare fire, located about 39 kilometers west southwest of Sudbury. It was responded to by the Sudbury Municipal Fire Department and a FireRanger crew investigated. It is now out. Sudbury Fire 36, located about 51 kilometers northwest of Sudbury is 0.1 hectares in size and listed as not under control. Bancroft Fire 09, located on a portage route off of Midway Lake is listed as not under control at 0.1 hectares in size.

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The New Approach to Fighting Wildfires

Slate
July 20, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States

Fire season has so far mostly meant Alaska, which has racked up 1.8 million burned acres and counting. But fires are also moving down the West Coast, with a record burn on the Olympic Peninsula and houses again burning in central Washington. Flames are moving into drought-blasted California a couple of months early. The Forest Service estimates it will need an additional $800 million to $1.7 billion to pay for the season’s expected costs. But wildfire statistics are a poor proxy for what is happening. Last year Florida prescribe-burned 2.5 million acres—two-thirds as much acreage as burned by wildfire throughout the country.

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Massive air and ground offensive holding Woodland fire

Longview Daily News
July 22, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

…“We may have had fires that are bigger,” state Department of Natural Resources forester Matt Binder said Tuesday, “but this is very complex.” East of Woodland and just north of the Lewis River, the Colvin Creek fire is burning about 110 acres of steep, state-managed forest. It’s a half-mile from any homes or structures and likely will only move farther away, so the focus now is on containing what has burned since the fire started Sunday and mopping up from there. Still, officials are not promising to have the fire out by a specific day.

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U.S. Forest Service, San Diego County At Odds Over Air Tankers

KPBS.org
July 21, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to get the White House to resolve a dispute between the county and U.S. Forest Service over landing air tankers at the Ramona Airport to aid in firefighting efforts. The next-generation aerial tankers are based in San Bernardino, where they land and reload with 3,000 gallons of fire retardant to aid with firefighting efforts across Southern California. Supervisor Dianne Jacob and Chairman Bill Horn will appeal to President Barack Obama’s administration to allow at least one of the Forest Service’s 22 aircraft to operate out of Ramona during San Diego County’s wildfire season.

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1,000-acre wildfire closes most of Going-to-the-Sun Road

The Missoulian
July 22, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

ST. MARY – Tourists and workers in Glacier National Park were scurrying to find places to stay Tuesday night as a rapidly growing wildfire shut down most of the park’s iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road, and the motel and campground at Rising Sun were evacuated. The Reynolds Creek wildland fire, originally estimated at two acres, was said to have grown to between 800-1,000 acres by 9:30 p.m. Going-to-the-Sun was closed on the east side between the St. Mary entrance and Avalanche Creek on the park’s west side, Glacier spokeswoman Denise Germann said.

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Idaho eyes closing some state forest lands amid fire danger

AP in the the Deseret News
July 21, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says closing public access to some state forest lands amid wildfire concerns by private timberland owners is an option that has to be considered due to extreme fire danger this year. Consultant Jim Riley on Tuesday told Otter and other members of the Idaho Land Board that a million acres of private land has been closed this year to the public due to potential wildfire. Riley says the private owners are concerned about human-caused fires starting on state land and spreading to neighboring timber stands.

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Steep Timber Terrain Fuels Wildfire Near Walla Walla

Oregon Public Broadcasting
July 21, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

The Blue Creek wildfire 10 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington, has grown to 4,200 acres and is growing to the southeast. Fire management spokesperson Sarah Foster says part of the battle is the terrain. “Very steep country and a lot of drainages where you’ve got timber and other vegetation in the bottoms and then really really steep hills that have a lot of fuel on them,” she said. “So fire moves uphill very quickly and then it’ll go back down the other side then move quickly up the next drainage. So that’s one of the biggest challenges we have is trying to find those spots.

State of Emergency Declared for Walla Walla Wildfire from AP in The Oregon Public Broadcasting

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Huge blaze threatens village in southern Croatia

Reuters
July 21, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: International

Several dozen residents were evacuated from a village in southern Croatia on Tuesday as firefighters struggled to keep a raging forest fire away from houses, state television HRT reported. It said a huge blaze had surrounded the village of Trstenik on the southern Peljesac peninsula, one of Croatia’s most famous wine-growing regions, during the night. A fire line more than two kilometers (1.2 miles) long was still devouring a thick pine forest and vineyards on Tuesday morning, the television said. “We are fighting for the houses, it’s touch and go, people have been evacuated,” firefighter Petar Rasic told HRT.

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General

Peter Foster: At last, a Canadian corporate hero

July 22, 2015
Category: Uncategorized

Two weeks ago, Todd Paglia, executive director of U.S.-based radical environmental organization ForestEthics, sent a letter of warning to Richard Garneau, CEO of Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products. …Two weeks ago, Todd Paglia, executive director of U.S.-based radical environmental organization ForestEthics, sent a letter of warning to Richard Garneau, CEO of Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products. …Rarely if ever has a corporate executive dared to call an ENGO shakedown what it is. Richard Garneau is thus almost unique among executives. …One of Garneau’s boldest moves was that lawsuit, launched two years ago, against Greenpeace, a close ally of ForestEthics.

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