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State of Canada’s Forest Report Worthy of a Reprise: Wood Business

Tree Frog Forestry News
October 31, 2017
Category: Today's Takeaway

Although released last month, Wood Business re-featured The State of Canada’s Forests Annual Report 2017 [and thus have we]For longer than Canada has been a country, forestry has been an integral part of the Canadian story, and this year’s report is packed with info on its history, importance, challenges and future. The images alone of late-1800’s timber rafts on the Ottawa River and last year’s natural disaster in Fort McMurray, make this a collectors edition. Along with NRCan’s other feature today, it’s worth a read! 

In other news, a business forum aims to “strengthen the [NAFA] ties that bind New Hampshire and the Great White North”; Unifor fails to find common ground with the US Commerce Secretary; US WoodWorks plans a 3rd international mass timber conference; and timber is on the rise in France.

In forestry news, researchers in BC have developed a prediction system for human-caused wildfires; Oregon may reclassify the marbled murrelet as endangered; and a grant from the US EPA may help eradicate the hemlock woolly adelgid.

Finally, you’ll want to keep your eyes on the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark ruling this week on the Ktunaxa Qat’muk appeal regarding what constitutes “a reasonable standard for consultation and accommodation” .

Happy Hallooooooweeeen.

— Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor