Tree Frog Forestry News

Opinions clash on trade and forest management

The Tree Frog Forestry News
January 22, 2018
Category: Today's Takeaway

Opinions clash on trade as Canada officially requests a Chapter 19 review to adjudicate softwood duties. Other headlines suggest trade protectionism is shielding US companies from competition and causing the demise of local newspapers; and the tentacles of the controversial president could reach into BC’s Cowichan Valley.

In Forestry news: BC Premier Horgan says licensees appear to have more sway than they’ve ever had; a past NDP forest minister says it’s time to change who benefits from forestry; ENGO’s say it’s time to pull the plug on self-regulation in BC; and the Ontario government wants an independent panel to help with forestry and conservation policy, while industry leaders plan to push back on species at risk policy.

Finally, a TEDx Montana speaker fears the pine beetle could destroy vast areas east of the Rockies; wildfires are impacting Missouri forests; and fire management can restore/save California communities.

— Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor