Tree Frog Forestry News

Feds declare lynx recovered whereas spotted owl faces new threat (pot smokers)

The Tree Frog Forestry News
January 12, 2018
Category: Today's Takeaway

Wildlife officials in the United States declared the Canada lynx recovered and will soon revoke its threatened listing under the Endangered Species Act. Meanwhile, the northern spotted owl is being exposed to high levels of rat poison from illegal marijuana growers in northern California. 

In Business news, Russ Taylor says most lumber markets are “fired up“, while yesterday’s newsprint and WTO headlines linger. Examples include:

  • Trump’s trade chief lashes out after Canada broadens WTO fight (Seattle Times)
  • The US can’t have its WTO and disregard it too (Toronto Star)
  • US threat to leave NAFTA must be taken seriously: Freeland (Canadian Press)
  • Industry responds after US decision to impose newsprint duties (P&P Canada)
  • Newsprint tariffs decried by Higgins (Dem) and Stefanik (Rep) (Lockport Union)

Finally, an Irish whiskey traces “its flavor to one tree” and good news on the green building front. The Green Building Initiative—the only real competitor to LEED—acquired the worldwide rights to the Green Globes certification program (and competition is a good thing).

— Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor