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Business & Politics

Luxor Achieves Profitability for the Eighth Consecutive Quarter

Market Watch
August 31, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada

Luxor Industrial Corporation LXRRF, +4.78% (LRL) provides an update on corporate activities and reports 8 consecutive quarters of profitability. Luxor’s sales for the 6 month period ending June 30, 2015 were $1,688,622 compared to $1,353,167 for the same period in 2014. The net profit for 6 month period ending June 30, 2015 was $207,539 compared to $219,313 for the same period in 2014. Luxor’s sales for the 3 month period ending June 30, 2015 were $689,795 compared to $969,389 for the same period in 2014. 

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Signs point to major shake-up at Tembec

Globe and Mail (may require subscription)
August 31, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada

Could Tembec Inc.’s days as an independent forest products company be numbered? There’s certainly enough fresh timber for the rumour mill these days regarding the fate of the Montreal-based lumber, paper and specialty pulp producer. The shares fell to penny-stock status recently after Standard & Poor’s revised its outlook for the company to negative from stable, and investor jitters ramped up on balance-sheet concerns. Analysts have been lowering their share-price targets after Tembec – challenged by increasing competition and volatile pricing in specialty pulp markets – posted on June 30 a huge miss on the consensus estimate of a third-quarter loss of 4 cents.

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Forest Industry Legend Revives Shuttered Ontario Mill, Looks to Position as Low Cost Producer

Pallet Enterprise
September 1, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

A shuttered Canadian mill is given a new chance at life after a massive improvement project featuring a new Comact line and upgrades to one of its HewSaw lines. This could be a model for future programs. At an age when many people are retiring, Frank Dottori is reviving a shuttered sawmill and speaking boldly about the future of his new operation, White River Forest Products. This 76 year old has become a legend in the Canadian forest product industry. His most recent venture involves reopening and upgrading White River Forest Products, which came back into production in 2013.

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Bear Charts of the Day: Lumber and Wheat

Real Money
August 31, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States

Has anything been tougher than commodities lately? And judging from the setups in Lumber and Wheat, I’m not sure it’s about to get better anytime soon. Since the start of July, Lumber has repeated one bearish pattern after another. The most recent pattern was the shortest of them all, a bear flag, so there may be hope the tide will soon change. We’ve seen what appears to be a washout in the commodity channel index (CCI), with a recent move below -200, the second in six weeks. The moving average convergence divergence (MACD) indicator shows a bearish view, but at least a slowing in the fall rate right now; however, it is still deeply bearish.

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In Mount Pleasant, Miller Lumber rises from the ashes

Independent Tribune
August 31, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: US East, United States

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.C. — Lee Kluttz walked around Miller Lumber in Mount Pleasant to point out the new construction — new floors, ceiling, bracing, doors, windows — the works. The south wall of the 1889 structure has a veneer made of original bricks, salvaged from a fire that gutted the building in June 2013. New mortar stands out where the rebuilt veneer joins the portion of the wall that wasn’t destroyed. But despite the new materials, the shop stands in its old footprint and has the same layout. …The Kluttz family business does specialty mill work, repairs and refurbishments and builds cabinets and other products for the community.

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New Zealand is now the world’s largest supplier of softwood logs with exports increasing fourfold to almost two billion dollars in five years

by Hakan Ekstrom
Paper Advance
August 31, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: International

Seattle, USA. 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 shipping about 15 percent of the softwood logs traded in the world last year. Not only has the volume of logs exported from New Zealand increased dramatically the past five years, with almost a doubling of exports to over 16 million m3, but the value of the logs has gone up even faster

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Norske Skog Tasman takes top honours

September 1, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: International

Since 2013 Norske Skog Tasman has commissioned a 20.5 MW geothermal power plant, developed a production optimisation model and become the electricity market’s first ‘dispatchable demand’ participant. Along with a host of other, smaller initiatives, the company’s relentless pursuit of energy generation and efficiency were enough for it to win the Element-sponsored Large Energy User Initiative of the Year at this month’s Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards. The win was made all the sweeter given the company produces the paper upon which Element is printed.

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Wood, Paper & Green Building

Letter to the Editor: Quebec wood guide comments miss the mark

Journal of Commerce
September 2, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada East, Canada

To the editor, Comments by the Cement Association of Canada (CAC) in the Aug. 25 article, “Cement association slams Quebec wood guide,” are lacking in a fair representation of the issues and opportunity at hand. At question is whether the Régie du bâtiment du Québec’s newly released Construction of Mass Timber Buildings Up to 12 Storeys – Directives and Explanatory Guide was developed within a recognized building code compliant framework. The fact is that the Quebec Construction Code, which is based on the model National Building Code of Canada, recognizes and permits the use of demonstrated alternative solutions for building designs that are not currently prescribed in the code.

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Suppliers Offer Latest Technology for Grinding

Pallet Enterprise
August 31, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States

Leading suppliers explain the latest developments in wood grinder technology. This guide is designed to help anyone in the market for a wood grinder for pallets and related wood waste. Suppliers of grinding equipment are important partners to the pallet industry and its related industries, such as sawmills and lumber remanufacturing. Pallet manufacturers and pallet recyclers and related industries generate significant volumes of residual or waste wood material, and these businesses are faced with the challenge of disposing of the material or processing it into a marketable product that will help improve a company’s bottom line.

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Homebuilders call new labor law ruling crippling

CNBC News
August 31, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States

Homebuilders are balking at a new labor law ruling that puts them on the hook for issues involving millions of subcontractors. Roofers, plumbers, electricians, framers are just some of the 25 categories of subcontractors used to build a home. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) could, in some cases, now deem them “joint employees” of the homebuilders. “The homebuilding industry, which is primarily made up of small businesses who rely greatly on the work of subcontractors would overwhelmingly be harmed by the new standard,” said Tom Woods, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) …The revised standard is designed “to better effectuate the purposes of the [Joint Employment] Act in the current economic landscape,” according to an NLRB release

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Upgraded for Growth: Lumbermen Associates and Colonial Forest Products Eliminate Bottlenecks with Pendu Machinery

Pallet Enterprise
August 31, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: US East, United States

BRISTOL, Pennsylvania – Are you ready for growth? What area of your operation could use an upgrade so that you eliminate unnecessary steps and boost production? Lumbermen Associates in Bristol, Pennsylvania and Colonial Forest Products in Crewe, Virginia asked those questions over the last few years and have added machinery from Pendu Manufacturing to increase capacity and remove bottlenecks. Business has been good for Lumbermen Associates and an affiliated business, Colonial Forest Products, and it became clear that some older pieces of machinery just needed to be upgraded. And both operations turned to Pendu due to the reliability of its equipment and strong commitment to customer service. 

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Forestry

B.C. storm: Why did the wind and rain do so much damage?

CBC News
August 31, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

This weekend’s storm hit B.C. hard, bringing trees crashing down and leaving power lines sparking — knocking out power to half a million BC Hydro customers at its peak. The Vancouver Park Board alone says it lost approximately 500 trees in the storm. So why did the fierce wind and driving rain do so much damage? Drought stressed trees …Rain softened soil …Leaves in the wind …Species …Tree removal (or not).

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Wildlife poachers face stiffer fines in Manitoba

CBC News
August 31, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Manitoba is cracking down on poachers by adding restitution payments on top of fines. The province will become the first in Canada to take that step for anyone convicted of poaching wild animals or fish. These new restitution fees have been established for deer, elk, moose, black bear, walleye, northern pike, sturgeon and other species. “I think it’s important that we send a message to the public that a lot of these species which may have been taken for granted in past times are now in danger, and illegal hunting of these species is the main reason for that,” Conservation Minister Tom Nevakshonoff said Monday.

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Vancouver debates tree cover management after windstorm

Globe and Mail
August 31, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Powerful wind and rain that swept the Vancouver region on the weekend highlighted the vulnerability of trees weakened by a summer drought – and the challenges cities will face keeping their tree canopies healthy as climate change brings more severe weather. The tree carnage, while not as severe as the damage from a 2006 windstorm that ripped through Stanley Park, comes as cities around the globe try to build healthy urban tree canopies – which have been proven to be beneficial for everything from stormwater management to human health – in the face of increasingly severe weather.

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Kelowna-Lake Country Questionnaire | Norah Bowman NDP

KelownaNow
August 31, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

KelownaNow interviewed candidates running in the 2015 Federal Election in the Kelowna-Lake Country riding… 5. How will your party support the provincial/national economy? Do you think the Canadian economy is slumping into a recession? …Our resources such as timber and oil should be processed in Canada, providing good jobs to Canadians. In BC alone, we have lost tens of thousands of jobs to raw log exports – we need good, stable, manufacturing jobs in lumber and oil in our own country… 8. Wildfires have been plaguing B.C. for the better part of 2015, pushing our expenditures into the hundreds of millions. How will you push for more federal involvement in terms of funding, resources, etc.? …9. By mid-August, most of Interior B.C. was under a Level 4 drought classification, how would you push/promote for better water conservation in British Columbia?

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Column: Research and development needed in rehabilitation of forest stands

Williams Lake Tribune
August 27, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

In the recent Logging and Sawmilling Journal, Tony Kryzanowski raises some interesting questions about research and development (R&D) of Canada’s forest industry. He starts by discussing the massive changes that have occurred in Canada’s forest industry over the past decade. He then asks some questions. Is industry getting the best bang for its buck? Have R&D groups swung the pendulum too far away from delivering on science and technology with tangible deliverables in favour of support for more academic, less immediately tangible research? After a number of other questions related to industry needs, he states that he doesn’t know the answer and he observes that many R&D groups seem to be struggling to find their footing and purpose and would appreciate some feedback from stakeholders like industry and government.

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In praise of urban forests

Michael Rosen, president of Tree Canada
Edmonton Journal
August 31, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Re: “Protect city’s mature trees, activists urge,” Aug. 19
I applaud the Glenora Conservation Association and the City of Edmonton in their ongoing attempts to protect and save Edmonton’s mature tree canopy. It is clear there is a desire to balance the needs of new homeowners, and protect the trees. As the president of Tree Canada, Canada’s only national, not-for-profit dedicated to greening communities, I work with communities, provinces and even the federal government to help create, grow and protect urban forests. Urban forests should be a priority at every level of government. Trees are crucial to human health, and to the health of our communities and planet.

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Elm trees in Charlottetown inoculated against disease

CBC News
August 31, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada East, Canada

A new technique is being used by Charlottetown to help protect the city’s remaining American elms.  The trees are being inoculated against Dutch Elm disease. “This inoculation is just a little bit of a boost for the tree,” says Beth Hoar, the city’s parkland conservationist. “It’s not a guarantee, but I find it very exciting that we’re really have a chance to see if we can save some of those magnificent trees that we have in the city.”  The roots of the American elm are exposed, holes are drilled and tubes are inserted into the base of the tree. Water is mixed with the inoculate and then flushed through the whole tree. Before only small amounts of inoculate were injected into the tree. 

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Fungus infects nearly 200 pine trees in Fredericton

CBC News
August 31, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada East, Canada

About 200 pine trees in the capital city have been infected with a damaging fungus and many will need to be removed, according to an official with Fredericton parks and trees department. The fungus, diplodia tip blight, can turn the needles on pine trees brown and make them appear dead. Diplodia kills new shoots, major branches and ultimately entire trees.  The parks and trees department says two- and three-needle species are susceptible, such as Red, Mugo and Austrian. Pines, which are 25 years or older, are more susceptible to the disease. 

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Natural Resource Working Group joins 4FRI

White Mountain Independent
August 31, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

WHITE MOUNTAINS — The Four Forests Restoration Initiative, better known as 4FRI, just got a whole lot bigger with the signing of the 4FRI Charter by members of the Natural Resource Working Group. The official signing took place at the NRWG meeting on Aug. 18 at the Navajo County Show Low Complex. NRWG started initially in 1975 and has evolved over the years to include such groups as the counties of Apache and Navajo, Eastern Arizona Counties Organization, Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona State Land Department, Arizona Forester, Nature Conservancy and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, among many others. (A future article will cover the history of NRWG).

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Forests must be managed

Letter by David Johnson
The Spokesman Review
August 30, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

Apart from the radical lack of snowpack last winter and the lack of rain recently, (both likely symptoms of climate change), our forestlands have been mismanaged and neglected for decades. All forested land – private, state and federal – should be intensively managed to reduce fire danger, improve timber quality and conserve our aquifers. A forest is the same as a garden; it needs to be weeded and thinned to be productive and attractive. Instead, much of it has been allowed to grow wild, with the resultant overcrowding and masses of dead and undesirable fuel just waiting for a spark. The problem is that such fine-tuned care is costly and labor intensive with little immediate payoff.

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Editorial: Water everywhere and nowhere

Eastern Arizona Courier
August 29, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

…We’d also like to see congressional action on forest thinning. Overgrown forests are a dual threat — too many trees mean less have access to the aquifer, which results in too many dead, dying and dry trees. And too many dry trees mean the risk of major wildfire is increased. The numbers of catastrophic fire in the West is on the rise. Through Aug. 3, there have been 36,754 wildfires in the United States, burning 5.9 million acres of land. In 2014, that number was 3.6 million acres burned. According to the Insurance Information Institute, over the past 20 years, wildland fires have accounted for $6 billion in insured private property losses, which does not include the tens of billions in losses to public lands and denied private property claims.

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Zinke calls for timber work

Daily Inter Lake
August 28, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

The day after a fast-growing fire forced the evacuation of Essex residents from their homes, Montana’s lone congressman on Friday visited the fire team’s camp at the West Glacier koa. Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., who is from Whitefish, connected Northwest Montana’s multiple wildfires to his bill that would aim to increase harvest and fuel treatment on federal forests. “This is completely avoidable,” said Zinke, gesturing to the thick haze that has enveloped the region for the past week. The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015, of which he is a cosponsor, passed the House last month and Zinke said he has been pressuring the Senate to bring it up for consideration.

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LePage tells Obama to steer clear of national park debate

Bangor Daily News
August 31, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: US East, United States

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage has sent letters to President Barack Obama and Maine’s congressional delegation to express opposition to as-yet unreleased proposals that would apply national monument protections to federal land in the Gulf of Maine and land eyed for a national park in the Millinocket area. …“I am hearing more and more that national park proponents are considering seeking a national monument designation after their proposal was defeated at the polls in Medway and East Millinocket,” wrote LePage in an Aug. 28 letter to Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King and Reps. Bruce Poliquin and Chellie Pingree. “A national monument designation makes Maine timber off limits to the forest products industry.”

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Unlikely Allies: Owls And Loggers

WBUR
September 29, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: International

They are mysterious and massive owls, perhaps the largest in the world, weighing up to 10 pounds, and sporting wingspans of about six feet. They’re so big that in the dark forest, people have mistaken them for bears. They’re so tough that they shrug off blizzards in the Russian Far East, and make a living by plunging into nearly frozen rivers by night to grab fish that sometimes outweigh them. But even big, tough birds need friends. And if endangered Blakiston’s fish owls are to survive in the Russian Far East, their friends need to include loggers. Such an unlikely alliance, according to a new study, published in the journal Bird Conservation International, is vital to their survival. And it appears it’s possible.

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Tree felling in Chawton Park to combat disease

UK Forestry Commission
September 1, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: International

Larch trees in Chawton Park Wood, near Four Marks, will be felled during September to help control an outbreak of a tree disease. The trees are dying of ramorum disease, caused by a fungus-like organism called Phytophthora ramorum, and cutting them down is the only way to limit its spread to other trees and plants. Bruce Rothnie, the Commission’s South England District manager, said: “Ramorum disease is very destructive to many species of trees and other plants, so we have a legal obligation and a duty to our neighbours to remove the infected trees as quickly as possible to protect other trees and plants.

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Forest Fires

Forest firefighting not just about strength, but smarts

Nanaimo Daily News
August 31, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

The picture of a sweaty, exhausted firefighter silhouetted against an orange blaze has become an iconic image in this summer of bone-dry conditions and record-high heat. The season is not yet over, and already more than 1,500 fires have raged across the province, with about 300,000 hectares burned. On Aug. 18, the provincial government pegged the cost of fighting B.C. wildfires at $200 million and B.C. Premier Christy Clark warned that amount could double by the end of the season. Though the images of hard-working men and women fighting fires in some of the province’s most remote regions offer an accurate depiction, they don’t tell the whole story of the job, says Xenius Damborg.

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Sask. sees $292 M deficit triggered by forest fires, low oil

CKOM.com
August 31, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

Forest fires and the declining price of oil have taken a big bite out of Saskatchewan’s finances. The books on the first quarter of the 2015-2016 fiscal year were opened up Monday and they show the province currently has a projected deficit of $292 million. The spring budget predicted a surplus of $107 million. “While it’s concerning, obviously, it is manageable,” stated Finance Minister Kevin Doherty. …The province is also on track to spend roughly $100 million more on
wildfires than what had been budgeted. Doherty said that figure includes
fighting the fires and also evacuating people from their homes while
protecting those structures.

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Bullock meets with crews on tour of wildfire sites

Helena Independent Record
August 31, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

With smoky skies clearing over western Montana Monday, fire officials told Gov. Steve Bullock about the impact of thinly stretched resources as he toured wildfire sites in northwestern Montana in a Black Hawk helicopter. Along with U.S. Forest Service and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation fire crews, the Montana Army National Guard assigned a Chinook helicopter to the Kootenai Complex fires following the governor’s declaration of a fire emergency. The Chinook had spent 18 days on the fires, dropping nearly 2 million gallons of water.

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USFS bringing in more help for dangerous Spotted Eagle Fire

KPAX
September 1, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

HEART BUTTE – The U.S. Forest Service is bringing in more equipment and manpower to tackle the dangerous Spotted Eagle Fire, which has now consumed over 50,000 acres along the Rocky Mountain Front. The lightning-caused fire blew up on Friday, forcing the evacuation of Heart Butte and surrounding farms and ranches, with about 175 people displaced from their homes. Pre-evacuation notices have also been given for the Birch Creek area near Swift Reservoir.

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Fish Creek fire calms after weekend rampage; residents report 100-foot flames

by Rob Chaney
The Missoulian
September 1, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

TARKIO – When Jason Cataldo saw the 100-foot-long flame front coming over the ridge toward the Hole in the Wall Lodge last Friday, he prepared for the worst. “We knew if the wind blew right, it would come right over the top of us, and that’s what it did,” the lodge manager and outfitter said on Monday. “It burned right to the creek, even burned a little island in the creek. Clearwater Crossing took the brunt of it, just match-sticked it. Of the Forest Service buildings there, the tack shed might have survived. The cookhouse and some of the storage sheds, all there is left is metal and bed frames and cinder-block chimneys.

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Highway 20 reopens as North Cascades wildfire danger eases

Associated Press in Longview Daily News
August 31, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Highway 20 through the North Cascades National Park has reopened after being closed more than a week due to wildfires. The Bellingham Herald reports that the highway opened around noon Sunday after rainfall over the weekend reduced the fires’ threat. Several fires were sparked by lightening in early August in timber and underbrush in the area. The North Cascades National Park visitor center was also scheduled to open Sunday, as well as several campgrounds in the area.

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Rain and rising humidity help firefighters in West

Peninsula Daily News
August 31, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

SPOKANE — Rain and cooler temperatures Monday helped firefighters battling a series of big blazes in north-central Washington and other states in the West. In Washington, the North Star Complex of wildfires stood at 313 square miles and was about 22 percent contained. A small amount of rain that fell Sunday didn’t even reach the floor of the burning forests, but raised humidity levels, which helped firefighters, fire spokesman Donnie Davis said. Temperatures in the 50s and 60s on Monday morning inhibited growth of the fire, which was burning east of Omak and north of Nespelem, Davis said.

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Fire Burning Near Roosevelt

Grows to 800 acres despite air assault
Payson Roundup
August 31, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

Lightning sparked a brushfire on August 27 afternoon two miles west of Roosevelt Lake on the slope of Peters Mountain. By Monday afternoon, it had grown to 800 acres. Forest Service crews moved immediately to put it out, dispatching a Very Large Airtanker (VLAT) to make retardant drops and assist firefighters on the ground with establishing containment lines. Three engines, two hand crews and one air attack plane labored to rough out a line, although that had zero percent containment on Monday.

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Wildfires spark debate

Lawmakers say changes needed; Forest Service says it’s doing its best with available funds
CDA Press
August 30, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

Brad Corkill is fuming over the wildfires that have devastated the Northwest this summer. “In my opinion, these fires are completely avoidable,” said Corkill, owner of Whiteman Lumber Co. in Cataldo and an Idaho Fish and Game commissioner. “The Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe national forests have not had a major fire since the early 30s. These forests were, until 1993, two of the most heavily managed in the entire U.S. Forest Service system. They were logged in a responsible, professional manner.” Corkill is a 40-year veteran of the timber industry, including 37 of those years in North Idaho. He believes changes in forest management over the past 20 years have led to wildfires raging out of control this summer.

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Rebuilding A Forest After The Burn (audio)

Jefferson Public Radio
August 31, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

The Canyon Creek Complex has left big swaths of Malheur National Forest with charcoal stumps and ashen hillsides. When the first big rain of the year comes through, much of that ash will end up clogging streams and culverts if measures are not taken now to shore up vulnerable hillsides. So even as the fires are still burning, the Forest Service is already coming up with a plan for restoring the burned area.

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Local firefighters return from helping battle wildfires in Louisiana, California

Rome News Review
September 1, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: US East, United States

A couple of local Georgia Forestry Commission rangers are back at their office in Polk County, taking a well-deserved break from fighting wildfires in Louisiana and California. Tim Sosebee of Rock­mart led a dozer crew against a fire in the swamps of Louisiana, while Richard Ray of Rome just returned from a two-week deployment on a hand crew in northern California. Sosebee was in the Kisatchie Hills Wilderness Area near Natchitoches, Louisiana, where his crews were the first in history to be allowed to plow fire breaks in the federally-designated wilderness.

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Warning over busy bushfire season across southern WA as forecast identifies higher risk

ABC News, Australia
September 1, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: International

Residents across much of the southern half of Western Australia are being urged to prepare for a tough bushfire season, with an increased fire risk being predicted. The Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook has predicted the state’s South West is at a higher risk this year due to a lack of rainfall, soil dryness and high fuel loads. WA’s South East, Murchison, Goldfields and Desert areas have also been recognised as being at risk for above normal fire activity due to higher fuel loads. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) said the outlook highlighted the bushfire danger facing WA.

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Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy

Lumber company will use excess heat from LFG facility

Renewable Energy from Waste
August 31, 2015
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: US East, United States

Excess heat from Waste Management’s landfill-gas-to-energy facility in Wampsville, New York, will be used by Johnson Brothers Lumber Companies (JBL), based in Cazenovia, New York, to dry the company’s lumber. The LFGTE facility is part of a public-private partnership between Waste Management and Madison County, New York’s Department of Solid Waste and Sanitation. The facility became operational in 2009 and is generating 1.4 megawatts of electricity. The facility also produces thermal energy to heat three on-site buildings, from methane gas from the county’s landfill. 

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U.S. Wood Pellets To Fuel British Subsized Power Plant

Woodworking Network
August 31, 2015
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: International

LONDON – Macquarie Capital and Macquarie’s Commodities and Financial Markets group say they signed an agreement to support MGT Power Limited in the financing of the 299 megawatt renewable energy plant. To be located in Teeside, UK, the project has received a UK Government-supported Contract for Difference financial aid. Biomass is seen as a reliable source of large-scale renewable energy for Britain, needed to supplement intermittent renewable generation (such as wind and solar) and to help the UK meet its legislated renewable energy targets.

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