Tree Frog Forestry News

Two of North America’s oldest lumber grading agencies merge operations

The Tree Frog Forestry News
January 24, 2019
Category: Today's Takeaway

Two of North America’s oldest lumber grading agencies—the Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau (PLIB) and the West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau (WCLIB) are merging their operations. In other Business news: CP Railway’s revenues jump despite forest shippers concerns; an MNP economic report highlights forest struggles in Northern BC; and Canada invests in biomass with Indigenous participation.

In Forestry/Climate news: Nova Scotia’s woodlot owners support Lahey report despite logging restrictions; Washington State unveils plan to prevent wildfires; and Perdue University researchers find link between forest productivity and climate change.

Finally, news on Nechako lumber’s supply agreement; Domtar’s new mill managers; and a fire at American Wood Fiber’s pellet plant.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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