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Trump, California spar over wildfire monies, while shutdown delays thinning projects

The Tree Frog Forestry News
January 10, 2019
Category: Today's Takeaway

As President Trump withholds FEMA monies for wildfires—unless California improves its forest management—his government shutdown is stalling forest thinning projects. In other Forestry news: the Canadian Institute of Forestry speaks out on gender equity; the Ancient Forest Alliance has a new [BC old growth] forest to protect; and road density, mining and forestry threaten key species in BC’s Elk Valley.

In Business news: lumber’s price-fall helps the case for wood use; BC’s Premier supports Minister Donaldson’s visit to pipeline blockade; LP announces plan to build a pellet mill in Mississippi; a woodlot owner speaks out in support of Northern Pulp; moduler wood housing is helping BC’s homeless; and Canfor’s 2018 year in review.

Finally, Wood WORKS! is working as evidenced by BC mayor’s lobby effort for more wood use.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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