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Today’s Takeaway

Looking for a softwood loophole and the long term costs of massive wildfires

Tree Frog News
January 18, 2017
Category: Today's Takeaway

Taking the softwood lumber battle into the woods, Vancouver Island’s CHEK News had a chat with logging contractor Mike Hamilton about the impact the softwood controversy is having on the coast. Mike, a past president of the Truck Loggers Association, is familiar with government and politics, but says “we have no idea what the impact’s going to be at this point”. Further north, in Mackenzie BC, the Duz Cho sawmill “has ensured it’s largely inoculated from the temperamental US lumber lobby” by focusing their efforts on a niche market of small logs and scrap wood. Everyone’s looking for a loophole, including officials in Nova Scotia who maintain that the Atlantic provinces should be excluded from the tariffs.

But enough on softwood. The Canadian Press has crunched the numbers on the financial impact of the Fort McMurray wildfires, adding the “direct and indirect costs of the blaze to almost $10 billion”. Obvious costs include replacement of buildings and homes, less obvious are the costs of environmental damage and the mental-health impact on residents and firefighters. And, we aren’t done yet, experts say it can take up to ten years to get a final number on the overall cost impact of fires like this.

Today marks the start of the 74th Annual Convention of the Truck Loggers Association. This three-day event brings together a diverse cross section of the BC forest sector, attracted by a large trade show, cutting edge panel discussions, and the participation of provincial government, including The Honourable Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and his boss, Premier Christy Clark. We wish the TLA a successful event.

–Tree Frog Editors

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Special Feature

In It For The Long Run: Struggling to Support Our Rural Communities

Truck Loggers Association
January 17, 2017
Category: Special Feature
Region: Canada, Canada West

Vancouver – Independent timber harvesting contractors—the economic backbone of BC’s rural communities—are struggling in a business climate that doesn’t support locally owned forestry businesses.  The TLA’s 74th Annual Convention & Trade Show will take place January 18 – 20, 2017 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver. Over this three-day event, we’ll find out what needs to change in order to strengthen and ensure sustainability for contractors, suppliers and the communities where they live and work. “Recent industry polling tells us that two in three coastal British Columbians feel government should be doing more to support the forest industry,” said David Elstone, TLA Executive Director. “We agree. We want timber harvesting contractors to be in it for the long run too.”

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Forestry

Anthropocentric view ignores crucial connections

By David Suzuki
Georgia Straight
January 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

For decades, scientists have warned that we’re on a dangerous path. It stems from our delusion that endless growth in population, consumption, and the economy is possible and is the very purpose of society. But endless growth is not feasible in a finite biosphere. Growth is not an end but a means… But in assuming the mantle of “dominant” species, we’ve shifted to thinking we’re at the centre of everything. This anthropocentric perspective leads us to imagine that our needs and demands supersede those of the rest of nature. The failure to see our interconnectedness and interdependence is most striking in the way we manage government affairs. Forestry, environment, and fisheries-and-oceans ministers’ priorities are not to protect forests, the environment, or fish and oceans but to rationalize our actions and ensure that whatever we do benefits us.

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Company fined $1.1 million for devastating fish-bearing streams in Haida Gwaii

By Alistair Taylor
Campbell River Mirror
January 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

“Cataclysmic” damage to fish habitat on Haida Gwaii has lead to $1.1 million in fines to a now-dissolved company controlled by Campbell River-based Pallan Group Ltd. The fines to Howe Sound Forest Products Ltd. are part of a sentencing by Judge Michael Brecknell in Masset provincial court on Jan. 9 that include fines to two other companies, I. Crosby Contracting Ltd. and Gwaii Wood Products Ltd., that total $2.2 million. “It would not be an exaggeration to describe the damage to DL (District Lot) 413 from the actions of I. Crosby under the lack of supervision by Howe Sound and Gwaii as cataclysmic,” Judge Brecknell said in his reasons for sentencing.

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Financial impact of Fort McMurray wildfire reaches almost $10 billion: study

By Bob Weber
Canadian Press in the Edmonton Journal
January 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

An assessment of the total financial impact of last spring’s Fort McMurray wildfire is pegging the direct and indirect costs of the blaze at almost $10 billion. The $9.9-billion figure includes the expense of replacing buildings and infrastructure as well as lost income, profits and royalties in the oilsands and forestry industries, said MacEwan University economist Rafat Alam. It also includes early estimates on indirect costs such as environmental damage, lost timber and physical and mental-health treatment for residents and firefighters. The estimate will go even higher, Alam said Tuesday. “It’s not fully done yet. More data kept coming and I’m sure it will keep coming in.” Alam said it can take up to 10 years to get a complete picture of everything that happened and what it cost.

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Deteriorating weather and limited visual reference led to the fatal September 2015 helicopter accident

From the Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Canada Newswire
January 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada East, Canada

WINNIPEG – In its investigation report released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada found that deteriorating weather and departure under conditions of near darkness led to the fatal September 2015 crash of a Robinson R44 helicopter near Foleyet, Ontario. On 8 September 2015, at approximately 2015 Eastern Daylight Time, an Apex Helicopters Inc. Robinson R44 departed a camp on Horwood Lake, Ontario, for the Foleyet Timber Camp with one pilot and one passenger on board. Sometime after liftoff, northwest of the Foleyet Timber Camp, the helicopter struck trees on elevated terrain and was destroyed by impact forces. There was no post-impact fire, and the occupants sustained fatal injuries.

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State Management of Federal Lands Would Advance Corporate Profits over Public Benefit

By Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council
The New York Times
January 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

For more than a century — after President Teddy Roosevelt stood up to the most rapacious special interests of his time to preserve the majestic natural splendor of this country as part of a common inheritance for all — presidents from both parties have protected and conserved hundreds of millions of acres of national parks, wildlife reserves, historic sites and other public lands for future generations….Private gain is the hidden agenda behind the movement to transfer federal lands to the states. As a country, we’d be poorer if we handed over lands that belong to us all to commercial development and industrial mining, drilling and logging without any federal oversight for responsible management.

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Invest in American jobs with wildfire budget fix

By Tom Vilsack, former U.S. secretary of the Department of Agriculture.
Knoxville News Sentinel
January 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

Another severe fire season has come and gone. This past year, 60,000 fires scorched nearly 5.5 million acres, destroying 5,000 homes and buildings. Most tragically, we suffered the loss of 12 federal, state and local wildland firefighters. The continuing national trend is clear — fire seasons are longer and wildfires burn bigger, hotter and faster. As fires increase, so does the impact on the U.S. Forest Service’s budget….No longer can the Forest Service cover the cost of firefighting and do all of the preventive forest restoration treatments that would help alleviate the problem in the first place. …Unfortunately, in both 2015 and 2016, Congress refused to enact this common-sense, bipartisan proposal, rejecting calls to invest in the tens of thousands of American jobs that rely on healthy forests.

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States Can Do Some Things More Efficiently

By Holly Fretwell, research fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center and adjunct instructor of economics at Montana State University
The New York Times
January 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

Holly Fretwell, a research fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center and adjunct instructor of economics at Montana State University But most of the debate over the transfer of federal lands misses a key point. Good land stewardship is less about who and more than about how and why. The rules that govern land management, such as laws, customs and property rights, define managers’ incentives, and incentives drive behavior. A report I helped prepare showed that state trust land agencies generate greater net revenue than federal land agencies, when the cost of wildfire protection is not considered. That is no surprise: State trust land agencies have a legal mandate to generate net revenue to fund public schools, hospitals and other state programs.

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Interior pick firmly against fed land transfer, with wiggle room for Alaska

By Liz Ruskin
Alaska Public Media
January 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Interior Department sat for a confirmation hearing today, chaired by Sen. Lisa Murkowski. She used the opportunity to condemn the Obama administration for its many resource protections in Alaska. Murkowski said the actions amount to trying to safeguard the state from Alaskans. “Our current president and (Interior) secretary seem to see us as ‘Alaska: the national park and wildlife refuge, a broad expanse of wilderness with little else of interest or value,’” Murkowski said… But later, under questioning from Murkowski, Zinke sounded amenable to some transfers of Alaska’s federal land… He did not sound on board with another bill Alaska’s congressional delegation favors, which would carve out part of the Tongass National Forest to create a state forest. 

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$2.4M Cal Fire grant to county will help with dead tree removal

By Alex MacLean
The Union-Democrat
January 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

A recently awarded $2.4 million grant from Cal Fire will allow Tuolumne County to begin removing dead or dying trees from private lands. The money comes from a controversial fee paid by people whose property lies within the designated State Responsibility Area for wildland fire protection, which includes the majority of homes in the county. “The county has been pushing for aid for private landowners in a big way,” said District 2 Supervisor Randy Hanvelt, who serves on Gov. Jerry Brown’s Tree Mortality Task Force. “This is really the first manifestation of that for any us.” While an ongoing county tree-removal program funded by the California Disaster Assistance Act applies only to dead or dying trees threatening county roads, facilities and utility infrastructure, most of the money from the new grant can be used to remove dead or dying trees within 300 feet of homes in specific areas of the county.

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Leading Interior is a great honor, responsibility

By Rep. Ryan Zinke
Billings Gazette
January 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

As a son of a plumber and a kid who grew up in a small timber and railroad town next to Glacier National Park in Montana, I am humbled to be the president-elect’s designee for secretary of the Interior. I am also humbled because of the great responsibility the position holds to be the steward of majestic public lands, the champion of our great Indian nations, and the manager and voice of our diverse wildlife. Upfront, I am an unapologetic admirer of Teddy Roosevelt and believe he had it right when he placed under federal protection millions of acres of federal lands and set aside much of it as National Forests… It is also these lands that many communities, like Whitefish, the town I grew up in, rely on to harvest timber, mine, and to provide our nation with energy. Without question, our public lands are America’s treasure and are rich in diversity.

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GOP targets landmark Endangered Species Act for big changes

By Matthew Brown and Matthew Daly
Associated Press in the Missoulian
January 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

BILLINGS — In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government’s most powerful conservation tools, after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging and other activities. Over the past eight years, GOP lawmakers sponsored dozens of measures aimed at curtailing the landmark law or putting species such as gray wolves and sage grouse out of its reach. Almost all were blocked by Democrats and the White House or lawsuits from environmentalists. Now, with the ascension of President-elect Donald Trump, Republicans see an opportunity to advance broad changes to a law they contend has been exploited by wildlife advocates to block economic development.

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Landmark old growth redwood in Aptos felled by storms

By Ryan Masters
Santa Cruz Sentinel
January 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

APTOS – The Advocate Tree, a 1,000-year-old landmark redwood tree in the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, was toppled by last week’s storms. On Monday, holiday hikers clambered over a slick log jam in Aptos Creek to pay their respects to the 260-foot goliath, which lay broken into several monumental pieces. A bouquet of red roses rested on the tree’s 40-foot-tall root ball… One of the last old-growth trees in the state park, The Advocate Tree was alive when William of Normandy invaded England and the Anasazi built their cliff dwellings in the southwest United States. It pre-dated the Declaration of Independence by at least 700 years.

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Crawford named to National Alliance of Forest Owners’ board

The State
January 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: US East, United States

Cam Crawford, chief executive of the Forestry Association of South Carolina, has been appointed to the National Alliance of Forest Owners’ board of directors for a two-year term. Other board members include: Resource Management Service chief executive Craig Blair; Weyerhaeuser chief executive Doyle R. Simons; CatchMark Timber Trust chief executive Jerry Barag; Forest Investment Associates’ board Chairman Michael Kelly; and Hancock Natural Resource Group Australia chief executive Daniel P. Christensen.

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State wants land owners to change forests

By Mike Grant
Washington Times Herald
January 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: US East, United States

The Indiana Division of Forestry wants southern Indiana land owners with old woods to swap some of it out for new woods. The new forest wildlife habitat program has almost $1-million in funding for private landowners in 43 southern Indiana counties, including Daviess, to create 3,000 acres of young forest habitat. The Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry will lead the 5 year program. “We chose southern Indiana because we felt that area would give us the biggest return,” said State Forester John Seifert. “This will also give us more state and federal land to partner with.”

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Greenpeace says HSBC among banks funding palm oil companies ‘destroying’ Indonesian rainforests

By Alun John
South China Morning Post
January 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: International

A report issued by Greenpeace on Tuesday accused HSBC of having loaned hundreds of millions of US dollars to some of the most destructive palm oil companies in Indonesia. Greenpeace said that HSBC had issued loans and financial services to palm oil companies responsible for destroying rainforests, seizing land from locals, abusing workers and using child labour. “HSBC claims it’s a respectable bank with responsible policies on deforestation. But somehow these fine words get forgotten when it’s time to sign the contracts. said Annisa Rahmawati, senior forest campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast Asia. In response to the allegations… “HSBC has no interest in financing customers involved in: illegal operations; land clearance by burning; the conversion of high conservation value areas”.

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Hundreds of jobs at Victorian sawmill under threat over lack of timber supply

By Stephanie Anderson
ABC News Australia
January 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: International

Hundreds of jobs are on the line at a sawmill at Heyfield in Victoria’s east if it does not get access to a long-term supply of timber, the ABC understands. Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH), which employs about 250 staff, processes about 150,000 cubic metres of timber each year supplied by state-owned logging company VicForests. Spokesperson for ASH, James Lantry, said the owners would meet with staff tomorrow. The mill operates under a long-term timber supply (around a 20-year) agreement,” he said in a statement.

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‘Out of control’ wildfires damage protected areas in northern Peru

By Benji Jones
Mongabay
January 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: International

Wildfires in Peru have burned through an estimated 2,668 hectares (27 square kilometers) of protected habitat in northern Peru, according to a report released last week by Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP). The researchers suggest that intense drought – coupled with poor agricultural practices – are implicated in the recent outbreaks. Using a combination of high-resolution satellite imagery and data from NASA’s Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS), MAAP detected wildfire deforestation within 11 reserves that decorate the country’s northern states.

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Fears for Gippsland jobs as timber supply dries up

By Richard Willingham
The Age Australia
January 18, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: International

There are fears for more job losses in Gippsland, with a mill that processes wood from sensitive Victorian forests warning 250 jobs are under threat unless a substantial supply of timber is secured soon. The closure threat from Australian Sustainable Hardwoods in Heyfield comes at a difficult time for the Andrews government in Gippsland, after energy giant Engie announced it would close the Hazelwood power plant at Morwell. The mill processes Victorian ash species hardwood, including from the politically and environmentally-sensitive central highlands, home of the endangered Leadbeater’s Possum. It is a major employer in the town of 2000 people. Environmental campaigners say that there is simply not enough timber left in Victoria’s forests to supply the mill because of over-logging and bushfires. MyEnvironment spokeswoman Sarah Rees said authorities had known for some time the resource was dwindling.

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Company & Business News

The Canadian government should replace NAFTA, or scrap it

By Common Frontiers
Rabble Blogs
January 17, 2017
Category: Company & Business News
Region: Canada

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a trilateral trade agreement between Canada, United States and Mexico that went into effect January 1, 1994. It is the largest agreement of its kind in the world and was implemented in the face of considerable opposition in all three countries. …Canada’s softwood lumber is one area being targeted by Donald Trump, seeking to extract more favourable terms by slapping quotas or limits on Canadian lumber exports to the United States. The softwood lumber dispute is further proof that Canadians stand to lose more than they will gain under Trump’s vision of trade. Current trade policy is designed to promote the interests of agribusinesses and other multinational corporations over those of small farmers. NAFTA has devastated rural communities and failed to address very real problems of price volatility and environmental sustainability.

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Island loggers await Trump’s move on softwood lumber deal

By Ragnar Haagen
CHEK News
January 17, 2017
Category: Company & Business News
Region: Canada, Canada West

Commercial logging on Vancouver Island dates back to the early-to-mid-1800’s and the market for Island wood has been growing ever since. …“We’ve had long standing disputes with the Americans over softwood lumber and that goes back, whether it’s Democratic or Republican presidents, so we’re in for another round of pressure from the US,” said UVIC political scientist Michael Prince. …Hamilton Logging employs about 60 people in Courtenay, and owner Mike Hamilton isn’t sure what to expect in the coming years. “We have no idea what the impact’s going to be at this point,” Hamilton said. “He has threatened with blocking free trade and I think that would be an easy target, the Softwood Lumber Agreement.”

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B.C. Liberals ‘asleep at the switch’ on softwood lumber, says NDP leader

By Rafferty Baker
CBC News
January 17, 2017
Category: Company & Business News
Region: Canada, Canada West

B.C. NDP leader John Horgan is attacking what he perceives as inaction from B.C. Premier Christy Clark when it comes to defending jobs in the province’s forestry industry. The criticism comes in the wake of a preliminary finding by the U.S. International Trade Commission that Canadian softwood lumber products have materially harmed American producers… The New Democrat leader said the B.C. Liberal government “appears to be asleep at the switch,” continuing its preoccupation with liquefied natural gas, rather than promoting the forestry industry. “[Christy Clark has] been focusing on an industry that does not exist in British Columbia, while a critical industry in B.C. has been shrinking and shrinking and shrinking,” said Horgan… Horgan said negotiators should be using other issues like the Columbia River Treaty to get what they want on the softwood lumber issue.

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B.C., Ontario to lead economic growth in Canada in 2017: Scotiabank

By Emma Crawford Hampel 
Business in Vancouver
January 17, 2017
Category: Company & Business News
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Canadian economy will strengthen this year due to recovery in the U.S., increasing oil prices and a low Canadian dollar, and British Columbia and Ontario are set to show the most significant growth, according to a Scotiabank forecast released January 17. Real GDP is expected to increase 2.3% in the two top provinces, while nationwide growth is forecast to reach 2%. B.C. was Canada’s bright spot in 2016 with real GDP growth of 3.1%, so although the province remains at the top of the list, 2017’s forecast calls for a moderation of growth that will continue for the next two years… “For the forest products sector in B.C. and other regions, the risk of adverse trade developments persists until a Softwood Lumber Agreement is signed.”

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First Nation Forestry Council and four B.C. Pulp & Paper Companies work together to promote greater co-operation

By the First Nations Forestry Council
MarketWired
January 17, 2017
Category: Company & Business News
Region: Canada, Canada West

VANCOUVER – The First Nation Forestry Council and four B.C. pulp and paper companies are pleased to announce they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote and support the growing role and influence of First Nations in the B.C. forest sector… The MOU encourages the development of shared information on industry activity and First Nation participation in the industry. It also commits the parties to work together to promote projects, policies and regulations to benefit of First Nations and the participating companies. “This agreement underscores our commitment to work closely with First Nations to develop strong relationships and create mutually beneficial economic opportunities,” says Joe Nemeth, President & Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Paper.

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Bracing for looming lumber war, B.C. town cautiously hopeful

By Chris Brown
CBC News
January 17, 2017
Category: Company & Business News
Region: Canada, Canada West

Mackenzie, B.C., hopes reinvented sawmill will help Trump-proof community. Bracing for uncertainty under the new U.S. administration, British Columbia’s lumber producers are hoping diversification will be the key to survival. They already made profound changes to the industry over the past 10 years, moving away from a total reliance on the American market in the wake of a lumber war between Canada and the U.S. In 2015, B.C. sent 21 per cent of its lumber exports — over $1.14 billion worth — to China. A decade ago, that market was almost non-existent. One B.C. operation that adapted is the Duz Cho sawmill in Mackenzie, which sells all of its product in China and Saudi Arabia… The industry’s biggest players, including Canfor and West Fraser, have spent tens of millions of dollars to make their Canadian mills as modern and efficient as possible to help withstand the impact of the duties.

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Nova Scotia officials optimistic softwood lumber deal can be reached

By Andrea Gunn
The Chronicle Herald
January 17, 2017
Category: Company & Business News
Region: Canada East, Canada

Nova Scotia Trade Minister Michel Samson said he is optimistic after softwood lumber meetings in Washington on Wednesday. Samson, Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines, as well as representatives from the provincial lumber industry travelled to the U.S. capitol to meet with David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to the United States, and Zoltan van Heyningen, executive director of the United States Lumber Coalition and its legal counsel. Samson said while no firm commitments or agreements had been achieved, the delegation made clear Nova Scotia’s position on the importance of maintaining the Atlantic province’s longstanding exclusion from tariffs. “I think there’s a recognition by everyone that Nova Scotia has had competitive stumpage rates on both Crown land and on private land.

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Trade splinter won’t go away

By Chris Gillis
American Shipper
January 17, 2017
Category: Company & Business News
Region: United States

U.S. and Canadian lumber industries set to renew trade skirmish after lapse of key agreement. The lapse of a decade-long agreement between the US and Canada regulating the import of Canadian softwood lumber has reintroduced the unneeded spectre of trade recriminations between the North American neighbours. The US government is investigating Canadian softwood lumber products entering the United States for dumping and counter available subsidy violations, a deja vu scenario that had been all but eliminated since 2006 due to adherence to the Softwood Lumber Agreement, which regulated such exports. 

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Opinions split on timber lawsuit

By Bennett Hall
The Corvallis Gazette-Times
January 18, 2017
Category: Company & Business News
Region: United States, US West

Opinions were sharply divided at a town hall meeting at Corvallis High School Tuesday night on whether Benton County should stay in or opt out of a lawsuit seeking $1.4 billion from the state for failing to maximize logging revenues on 650,000 acres of forest trust lands. The purpose of the event, organized by the Benton County Board of Commissioners, was to gauge public sentiment on the suit filed by Linn County on behalf of 15 counties and dozens of smaller taxing districts that receive revenue from timber harvests on those lands, mostly foreclosed properties deeded to the state for management in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Sen. Tester addresses state House of Representatives

By Sam Wilson
Daily Interlake
January 16, 2017
Category: Company & Business News
Region: United States, US West

HELENA — Touching on a bevy of issues from banking regulations to the expired lumber agreement between the U.S. and Canada, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester unveiled his sweeping “Employ Montana” plan during an address to the state House of Representatives on Monday. “‘Employ Montana’ will rebuild our infrastructure, create a marketplace for our products, pave the way for innovation, invest in our workforce and responsibly develop our natural resources,” said Tester, a Montana Democrat and former president of the state Senate. …Lumber mills in Western Montana, already suffering from a decades-long decline in production, have expressed concerns over last year’s expiration of an agreement between the U.S. and Canada that set pricing controls on softwood lumber. The stateside lumber industry has initiated a trade complaint against Canada, alleging that the country’s government subsidizes timber cut from public land, in turn allowing their mills to out-compete U.S. producers.

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Wood, Paper & Green Building

University Expands Sustainable Practices, Earns Recognition from Organizations

UT Dallas
January 17, 2017
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: US East, United States

In 2016, UT Dallas’ sustainable practices were acknowledged by five sustainability programs and associations, garnering national and international recognition.The Bioengineering and Sciences Building is certified as a LEED Gold building… The most recent building to receive a LEED certification was the Bioengineering and Sciences Building (BSB). Designed and constructed following green and sustainable guidelines, BSB is certified as a LEED Gold building. The building has sustainable wood products throughout and a lighting conservation system that adjusts to the amount of light outside the building using daylight harvesting sensors. In addition, rainwater collected from the roof irrigates the grounds of BSB and Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory.

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Finalists Announced for Resene NZ Wood Timber Design Awards

By NZ Wood
Scoop Independent News
January 17, 2017
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

NZ Wood has announced the eagerly-awaited Stage One Finalists for the Resene Timber Design Awards 2017. “We’re delighted to have had strong support again this year,” said Debbie Fergie, NZ Wood’s Promotion Manager… She explained that competition had been extremely tight, with many entries missing out by only one point. “Thank you to everyone who entered the awards,” she said. “We hope you will be encouraged to enter again in the future.”… All winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on 9 March 2017.

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