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Daily Archives: October 2, 2015

Special Feature

Vancouver architect Michael Green named to Canada’s Clean50

Congratulations Michael!!
Canadian Architect
October 2, 2015
Category: Special Feature
Region: Canada, Canada West

Vancouver architect Michael Green has been named an honouree of Canada’s Clean50, a national award that recognizes Canadian leaders for their contribution to sustainability in business across 16 diverse categories. Green was also named an honouree of the Clean16, as the winner in the category Building, Design & Development. …Green is recognized as a leader in sustainable architecture and is considered a global champion of sustainable tall wood building construction. His 2013 TED talk argues for how tall wood buildings are safe and significantly more sustainable than concrete and steel buildings. His Wood Innovation and Design Centre in Prince George, BC is one of the world’s tallest wood buildings and the first building to receive an Athena Institute Environmental Building Declaration. Green is one of the authors of The Case for Tall Wood Buildings, which introduces wood as a major opportunity for systematic change in the building industry.

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Business & Politics

Stella-Jones Completes Acquisition of Ram Forest Group

Marketwired
October 2, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC – Stella-Jones Inc. (TSX:SJ) today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the shares of Ram Forest Group Inc. and Ramfor Lumber Inc. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Ram Forest Products Inc. and Trent Timber Treating Ltd., Ram Forest Group manufactures and sells pressure treated wood products and accessories to the retail building materials industry. Ram Forest Products operates a wood treating facility in Gormley, Ontario and Trent Timber Treating operates a wood treating facility in Peterborough, Ontario.

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Port Hawkesbury Paper to demolish newsprint mill

Chronicle Herald
October 2, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

Port Hawkesbury Paper’s old newsprint building will be torn down as the company moves forward with other ventures, including a proposed sugar extraction plant. Company spokesman Marc Dube said there’s no reason to keep the shop because there has been no turnaround in the declining newsprint market. “Every paper expert would be quick to tell you that the future of newsprint is not growing, and it is not going to grow,” Dube said Thursday. “There’s certainly a lot less of it being used, and it’s been a steady decline.” Dube said the company plans to have the building razed early next spring. A contractor will dismantle the predominately steel structure and sell it for scrap metal.

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Domtar’s ‘Paper Trail’ wins Environmental Strategy of the Year Award

October 2, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

MONTREAL – Domtar Corporation has been awarded the Pulp and Paper International (PPI) 2015 Environmental Strategy of the Year Award for The Paper Trail®, its newly revitalized digital transparency tool. When using the tool, customers are able to learn where their paper comes from and track the gate-to-gate environmental impact of their paper purchase across five categories: fiber, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water, renewable energy, and waste. Earlier this year, Domtar re-launched The Paper Trail, broadening its sustainability focus to also include the social and economic impacts associated with paper.

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Domtar’s ‘Paper Trail’ wins Environmental Strategy of the Year Award

October 2, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

MONTREAL – Domtar Corporation has been awarded the Pulp and Paper International (PPI) 2015 Environmental Strategy of the Year Award for The Paper Trail®, its newly revitalized digital transparency tool. When using the tool, customers are able to learn where their paper comes from and track the gate-to-gate environmental impact of their paper purchase across five categories: fiber, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water, renewable energy, and waste. Earlier this year, Domtar re-launched The Paper Trail, broadening its sustainability focus to also include the social and economic impacts associated with paper.

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Obama administration tightens smog limits but satisfies few

The Washington Post
October 1, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States

The Obama administration tightened limits Thursday on a key air pollutant that causes urban smog, a move that officials say will alleviate suffering for millions of Americans who suffer from asthma and other respiratory illnesses. …Paul Noe, vice president for public policy at the American Forest and Paper Association, said his group determined that dropping the standard from 70 to 68 would increase the costs of compliance for pulp and paper firms 10-fold. It would increase the number of affected pulp and paper facilities from 41 to 114, according to the analysis, raising the total costs from $125 million to $1.1 billion.

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Our View: Timber is part of global economy now

Coos Bay World
September 29, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US West

As we’ve watched the first full load of 5.6 million board feet of logs lowered into the hold of the Super Sarah, bound for mainland China, some of you have marveled. It’s always good, some of us think, to see activity anywhere on Coos Bay’s ports. Others have asked why the logs are leaving. They see exports as jobs lost. But it’s not that simple. Yes, we used to have a lot more mill activity in this region. But we all know the multitude of reasons why that’s changed. Environmental concerns and economic recessions all took their toll on the wood products industry. Coupled with that has been an emerging global marketplace that now includes nations like China and Japan, looking for raw materials and willing to pay handsomely for them.

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Wolf Administration Announces Oak Hill Veneer to Expand Operations in Bradford County, Creating 73 New Jobs

PR Newswire in Machinery and Equipment Magazine
September 30, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: US East, United States

HARRISBURG, Pa.,— Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Oak Hill Veneer, Inc., a manufacturer of spliced hardwood veneer, will expand its operations in Troy, Bradford County. The expansion will create 73 new, full-time jobs. “Manufacturing has a $79 billion economic impact in Pennsylvania, and is vital to the growth of the middle class,” Governor Wolf said. “Manufacturers like Oak Hill Veneer, Inc. are creating good jobs in the commonwealth, and my budget supports manufacturers by increasing funding to programs like the Made In PA job creation tax credit, workforce development, and industry partnerships. In order to continue to thrive, we must highlight the sector that so much of our state’s history is based on.”

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Paper industry looks to Maine leaders to solve problems

WCSH-TV
October 1, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: US East, United States

AUGUSTA, Maine — Governor LePage said again Thursday that energy costs and taxes are threatening Maine’s paper mills and their roughly 4,000 jobs. The Governor’s office released a study, prepared by Gov. LePage, which it says shows Maine mills face higher taxes, energy costs, and wood costs than mills in competing states. One of the leaders of the pulp and paper industry said those issues in the Governor’s study are real – but are not simple to solve. Donna Cassese is a wood resource manager for Sappi Paper in Maine, and also chairperson of the Maine Pulp and Paper Association. She said high energy and wood costs are significant problems, and said the energy cost issue affects other manufacturers as well as the pulp and paper industry.

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All Eyes on China: Decline in Chinese Lumber Imports Impacts North American Markets

A look at global markets and how a slowdown in Chinese demand is affecting lumber exports and global wood supplies.
Pallet Enterprise
October 1, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: International


China’s appetite for imported lumber is lessening as its economy has weakened, and the immediate impact is trickling down favorably to the pallet industry and other industrial lumber users. “Everything basically seems to have stopped in its tracks in 2015,” said Bill Luppold, a U.S. Forest Service economist who specializes in forest inventory and analysis, particularly the hardwood sector. “Right now, the big thing controlling most world markets is the lack of growth in China,” Luppold observed in an interview about lumber markets.

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Coalition drops recycled paper promise. New jobs lost

Sydney Morning Herald
October 1, 2015
Category: Business & Politics
Region: International

The federal government has infuriated the Australian paper industry and unions by abandoning its commitment to 100 per cent recycled paper content in government offices. Australian Paper, the country’s largest paper mill owner, says the decision will cost hundreds of jobs in the struggling Latrobe Valley and leave a $90 million public-private co-investment in new plant wasted. The federal government contributed $9.5 million to the project. This year the company unveiled the new state-of-the-art wastepaper recycling plant at Maryvale, near Morwell east of Melbourne, but is now concerned about the future of its manufacturing operations. Craig Dunn, the company’s manager of sustainability and communication, said the government appeared to be “walking away” from Australian-made recycled paper.

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Wood, Paper & Green Building

Free New Book Published by Norwood Sawmills: the Ultimate Guide to Portable Sawmills

Business Wire (press release)
October 2, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, United States

BUFFALO, N.Y.–Norwood Portable Sawmills has announced they are publishing and distributing a free new book titled: The Ultimate Guide to Portable Sawmills. This book aims to help new sawyers in their sawmilling journey, all the way from the selection process, to turning timber into money. “Between its covers, you’ll discover a valuable resource of knowledge, encouragement, and inspiration.” As with any big purchase, consumers want to know exactly what to look for in a portable sawmill before taking the leap and purchasing one. “This extremely comprehensive book is a labor of love from Norwood to our customers,” says Norwood Sawmills’ President Ashlynne Dale, “Between its covers, you’ll discover a valuable resource of knowledge, encouragement, and inspiration.”

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New town hall will be a point of pride

By D.B. (Doug) Fleming, Chief Administrative Officer, District of Chetwynd
Alaska Highway News
October 1, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

Re: ‘More delays, overruns on new Chetwynd town hall’ (Alaska Highway News, Sept. 24)
I read your Sept. 24 newspaper and was astonished by a story written by one of your new reporters about the Chetwynd municipal office project. …so many dramatic errors. …Recently at the Union of BC Municipalities Convention in Vancouver, Chetwynd was awarded a Wood Council of Canada, through Wood Works BC, recognition for the innovative use of wood in our project. Chetwynd is after all a “wood first” community. When finished, the new Chetwynd municipal hall will be a point of pride for all residents of Chetwynd.

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18-storey UBC wooden tower to be one of the tallest of its kind in the world

Vancity Buzz
October 1, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

Another major and unique development project is coming to the University of British Columbia campus: The university’s Board of Governors has approved the construction of a 174-foot-tall (53-metre) student residence built entirely out of wood. The project, dubbed by UBC as the ‘Tall Wood Building’, is a significant project given that wooden buildings in B.C. do not exceed low-rise heights of six storeys. When complete, the building will become one of the tallest wood buildings in the world. “This beautiful, new tall wood building will serve as a living laboratory for the UBC community,” said Martha Piper, interim UBC president, in a statement. “It will advance the university’s reputation as a hub of sustainable and innovative design, and provide our students with much-needed on-campus housing.”

UBC goes for wood building record from the 24 Hours Vancouver

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Timber Grows Up

Architects and engineers, drawn to wood for its environmental attributes, push the material to new limits.
Architectural Record
September 30, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States

When designing a skyscraper, one doesn’t normally think of wood as the primary structural material—but that hasn’t stopped Vancouver, British Columbia–based architect Michael Green from redesigning New York’s famed 102-story Empire State Building as a timber tower. The hypothetical remake of Shreve Lamb & Harmon’s 1931 landmark, the result of a collaboration with another Vancouver-based firm, Equilibrium Consulting, relies almost exclusively on structural elements made of laminated veneer lumber (LVL), a product manufactured from multiple wood plies whose fibers are oriented in one direction.

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Deadline Extended: WoodWorks Accepting Nominations for 2016 U.S. Wood Design Awards until October 14, 2015

Business Wire (press release)
October 2, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States

WASHINGTON–WoodWorks, an educational initiative providing free technical support and resources related to the design and construction of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings, is accepting nominations for its 2016 U.S. Wood Design Awards. The awards recognize excellence in wood design, construction and engineering, and showcase innovative buildings that demonstrate wood’s strength, beauty, versatility, cost-effectiveness and sustainability. The deadline for nominations has been extended to October 14, 2015.

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IHC 2015 highlights innovation as a key to success

IHB The Timber Network
October 1, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

The International Hardwood Conference (IHC) held in Copenhagen from 16-18 September identified access to raw materials, changes in global trade flow patterns and growing purchasing competition with buyers from other parts of the world as well as innovation in non-wood materials as key challenges currently facing the European hardwood industry. At the same time, however, the conference also highlighted European countries‘ common goals and interests in their commitment to the sustainable use of hardwoods and the promotion of an increased use of wood. The benefits of wood as an environmentally friendly, sustainable building material were emphasised as a major advantage in this context, as was Europe‘s advanced educational system in the fields of architecture and wood engineering.

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Green Building for Children

Placesweb
October 1, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

In the heart of Emilia region has been opened the new kindergarten with wood Rubner Holzbau structures, made by the studio Mario Cucinella Architects. Sustainability, safety, architecture and pedagogy are the main elements of the new nursery school in Guastalla, in the province of Reggio Emilia. Designed by the Studio Mario Cucinella Architects in Bologna, the wood structure is made by Rubner Holzbau, a firm of the group Rubner, specialized in the construction of major glued laminated timber works. The project of Mario Cucinella aims at stimulating the children’s interaction with the surrounding environment, according to a pedagogic concept that is: nothing is left to chance; from the distribution of didactic areas to the choice of materials and the integration between internal and external spaces. The structure thus considers the use of natural or recycled environmentally-friendly materials. In particular, except for the reinforced concrete foundations, the load-bearing structure is formed by glued laminated timber frame.

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Is wood the most valuable resource for a sustainable building?

Asia Green Buildings
October 1, 2015
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

In accordance to reducing environmental impact, developers have come up with various initiatives to encourage the construction sector to go ‘green’. …Wood, as a construction material, has gained favor as a sustainable choice. …With a carbon footprint that’s 75% less than that of concrete or steel, wood plays a major role in the sustainable cycle….Unlike many other building material such steel, for instance, wood it renewable. It does not deplete the earth out of its natural resources, and can be grown and harvested over and over again. …Cross Laminated Timber or CLT, however, can be an alternate wood material because it is more like concrete than wood. Harvested from sustainably managed forests, CLT is designed to make highly durable long lasting wood panels that exhibit excellent fire resistance.

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Forestry

Lawrence Solomon: The natives’ tools

Environmentalists serve native interests well, by extracting maximum profits out of resource developments
National Post
October 2, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada

In a predictable display of stakeholder democracy and sustainable development, native leaders, environmentalists, governments and industry all participated in a historic breakthrough this week – an agreement to build a pipeline carrying tar sands oil from Alberta through the Rockies and the British Columbia interior to the Pacific Ocean, from where tankers will deliver the oil to China and beyond…The great benefits that are now expected to flow to these native communities, to the oil and gas industry and to Canadian society as a whole couldn’t have happened were it not for the one group that’s spitting mad over the deal – the environmental NGOs… The story was similar… with Clayoquot Sound, where environmentalists who fought side by side with natives against the private lumber multinationals felt betrayed when logging of ancient temperate rainforests continued after ownership became vested in native-owned Iisaak Forest Resource Ltd.

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Cherry Ridge process upsets

Vernon Morning Star
October 2, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Frustration is growing over proposed logging in the hills above Cherryville. The provincial B.C. Timber Sales has completed road work on Cherry Ridge and is preparing to auction off three blocks for logging. “BCTS is going ahead despite our concerns and we haven’t completed our studies,” said Hank Cameron, Cherryville director. The Regional District of North Okanagan is funding hydrological and slope stability studies on Cherry Ridge because of concerns that logging could ultimately lead to a landslide. Residents had hoped BCTS would hold off on selling timber licenses until the studies were completed and the information reviewed. “There hasn’t been a hydrological study done on Cherry Creek,” said Cameron.

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Two Quesnel Area Forest Operations Pass Audit

BC Forest Practices Board
September 30, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

VICTORIA – An audit of two non-replaceable forest licences held by Pacific Bioenergy Timber Corp. and RPP Holdings Inc. in the Quesnel district found both companies’ forest planning, fire protection, harvesting and road activities met the requirements of the Forest and Range Practices Act. However, Pacific Bioenergy had an area of improvement involving fire hazard assessment. Pacific Bioenergy completed fire hazard assessments on two cutblocks following logging operations, but did not conduct assessments on two others. They treated the fire hazard on all four sites by piling and burning slash and debris, so the assessments were noted as an area for improvement.

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Independent B.C. MLA blasts government for farmland sales to global corp.

By Dirk Meissner
Canadian Press in the Vancouver Sun
October 1, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

VICTORIA – An Independent member of the legislature says British Columbia must protect valuable farmland after an international company bought more than 12,000 hectares it plans to turn into forests. Vicki Huntington, who represents the agriculture-rich Delta South riding, said Thursday that the latest purchase by British-based company Reckitt Benckiser included about 320 hectares of ranch land near Dawson Creek. She said the land deal occurred less than one month after the Ministry of Agriculture announced, after meetings with the company, that its land-purchase policy was under review and further deals were halted.

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Three old green trees get heritage protection in Manitoba

CBC News
October 1, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Three old trees in Manitoba are getting special status under a new heritage program. The government says recognizing trees because they are unique, old, or have historic significance is a first in Canada. Conservation Minister Tom Nevakshonoff says the program will also help increase public awareness of their importance. The first trees to be chosen are an elm planted in 1905 on Winnipeg’s Waterloo Street and a cottonwood dating from 1891 at the city’s Point Douglas School. A third tree to be recognized is an old oak in Souris believed to be about 550 years old and one of the oldest trees in Manitoba.

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Spending bill’s $700 million for fighting wildfires stirs debate

Visalia Times-Delta
September 30, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

WASHINGTON — The stopgap spending bill approved by wide margins in the House and Senate Wednesday includes $700 million in extra funding for fighting the rash of wildfires this season. But that additional funding has reignited a debate over how fighting wildfires should be paid for in the future, and the best way to prevent fires or reduce their severity. The Senate approved the legislation to fund the federal government through Dec. 11 by a 78-20 vote Wednesday morning. The House followed later in the day by a vote of 277-151 and sent it to President Obama for his signature. Without the action, the federal government would have run out of money at midnight Wednesday, the end of the fiscal year. .

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Western Governors Complain to Congress About Federal Environmental Oversight

KUER.org
September 30, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert used a congressional hearing Wednesday to drive home his top message as chairman of the National Governors Association: States govern better. U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, a Utah Republican and chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, hosted the oversight hearing on respecting state authority in managing resources and developing energy. “Simply stated, states are better positioned to understand their own unique resources, geography and population than the federal government,” said Herbert, the first witness Wednesday.

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Eco-logging in Williams?

Four Forest Restoration Initiative logging work moves forward on Williams Ranger District
Williams-Grand Canyon News
September 29, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – There are no axes. No men with chainsaws. There is no manual limbing or bucking. This is not your grandfather’s logging operation. This is 21st century logging in your backyard. The logging taking place on the Pomeroy task area of the Williams District of Kaibab National Forest is a dramatic sight. Massive machines dot the landscape in a whirr of activity. They cut and strip and stack logs as if they were no larger than carrots. Good Earth Power is logging the area as part of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI). The goal of 4FRI is to restore 2.4 million acres of Ponderosa pine forest in northern Arizona.

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Sierra Pacific Industries Thanks Contractors for their Help with Butte Fire

The Pinetree
September 29, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

Anderson, CA — Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) today expressed gratitude to local logging and road construction contractors who took tremendous risks to help control the Butte Fire that burned in Calaveras County, CA this month. During the fire, logging and road building contractors, timber fallers, trucking companies, and other related businesses mobilized equipment to various locations which proved to be critical to limiting the spread of fire. “These businesses and individuals made great sacrifices of time and effort, and in most cases took time off from their primary business activity to build fire lines for the protection of communities threatened by the Butte Fire” said SPI District Forest Manager Tim Tate.

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My View: We can’t log our way out of wildfires

Shirley Stageberg and Micky Ryan are co-leaders of Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Portland Tribune
October 1, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

…But fire suppression, heat and drought don’t account for everything. Decades of aggressive logging and clearcutting on national public lands removed almost all of the fire-resistant old-growth trees and replaced them with forest plantations. These unnaturally crowded groves, often the same age, height and species, are even more vulnerable to wildfire! And when they do burn, timber companies roll into these fragile, recovering areas, compact the soil with bulldozers, remove vital habitat trees that are still standing, and replant the forest back into an unnatural, plantation-like state. The cycle then repeats itself.

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Budgets go up in smoke

The Register-Guard
October 1, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

The U.S Forest Service said last month that for the first time in its history, the cost of fighting wildfires has consumed more than half its budget — and this year’s fire season isn’t over yet. In a welcome move, the stopgap spending bill approved by Congress Wednesday includes $700 million to backfill land management agencies’ budgets that have been depleted by firefighting costs. But devastating wildfires are not a one-year problem. The federal government needs to change the way it pays the cost of fighting forest and rangeland fires. According to the Forest Service, the six worst fire seasons since 1960 have all occurred since 2000. The average fire season is now 78 days longer than it was a half a century ago.

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Salvage operations set to high priority

Timber salvage activity is surging in the aftermath of the Canyon Creek Complex fire.
Blue Mountain Eagle
September 30, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

JOHN DAY — Timber salvage activity is surging in the aftermath of the Canyon Creek Complex fire. About 100 landowners, loggers and other timber industry representatives attended a meeting in Mt. Vernon Sept. 23 that was organized to provide information about salvage operations. Ochoco Lumber President Bruce Daucsavage said the Malheur Lumber Company mill in John Day will add extended hours around the first of November. He said timber affected by the fire needs to be processed quickly, before it loses its value, and the mill is going to work hard to get the timber into the mill as quickly as possible.

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Study: Intense Wildfires May Be Good For Rare Mountain Weasel

KCET.org
October 1, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

Good news from the wildfire front: it looks as though high-severity fires might not be as much of a disaster for wildlife as is popularly supposed. That’s the takeaway from a new study of the McNally Fire, which burned more than 150,000 acres in the Sequoia National Forest in 2002. That fire, sparked by an illegal campfire, ended up becoming one of the largest, highest-intensity wildfires to hit the southern Sierra Nevada in its history. It burned for more than a month, and about half the McNally Fire area was burned by “high-severity” or “moderate-severity” fires, often described as devastating for wildlife.

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Maine loggers unveil program to boost ranks

Bangor Daily News
September 30, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: US East, United States

MILLINOCKET, Maine — In the midst of a bad week for Maine’s pulp and paper mills, logging industry leaders on Wednesday announced a new community college program aimed at attracting new workers for their businesses. The Professional Logging Contractors of Maine has joined forces with three Maine community colleges to create a Mechanized Logging Operations Training Program, which is expected to start in early 2016 with about 36 students, according to Dana Doran, the logging organization’s executive director. The announcement came the day after the owner of a pulp mill in Old Town announced it would close by the end of the year, and two days after a tissue mill in Lincoln filed for bankruptcy.

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Indonesia forest fires could become worst on record: NASA

“If the forecasts for a longer dry season hold, this suggests 2015 will rank among the most severe events on record,” said Robert Field, a scientist based at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
Asia Channel News
October 2, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: International

JAKARTA: Forest fires blanketing Southeast Asia in choking haze are on track to become among the worst on record, scientists warn, with a prolonged dry season hampering efforts to curb the crisis. Malaysia, Singapore and large expanses of Indonesia have suffered for weeks from acrid smoke billowing from fires on plantations and peatlands that are being illegally cleared by burning. The crisis grips the region nearly every year during the dry season, flaring diplomatic tensions among the neighbours as flights are grounded, schools close and pollution levels reach hazardous highs.

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Forestry company to pay $130,000 over death of Tokoroa worker

Stuff.co.nz
October 2, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: International

The widow of forestry worker Charles Finlay revealed the harrowing moment her son found out his father had been killed while giving a victim impact statement at the sentencing of his employer M&A Cross. “I will never forget hearing that blood curdling scream from him, like a dying animal,” Maryanne Butler-Finlay said in the Rotorua District Court on Friday. She said Finlay’s death, for which forestry company M&A Cross was on Friday ordered to pay $130,000 over after earlier pleading guilty to breaching safety law, had a deep impact on her, the couple’s son Charles Junior and their daughters Shelby and Sharneica.

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