Forestry
December 11, 2018 – As the executive director of the Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council for the past 28 years, John Mullinder has heard his share of (mis)information about forestry and paper practices in Canada – namely, that the clear cutting used in the industry is the cause of widespread deforestation. 
December 3, 2018 – UPM, the renewable resource solutions company, has published a new biodiversity commitment for its forests as one of its responsibility targets for 2030.
November 26, 2018 – FPInnovations, the non-profit research centre for the pulp, paper and forestry industry, says it supports the federal government's fall economic statement tabled last week by Bill Morneau, minister of finance.
November 22, 2018 – The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) says it supports the federal government's recently announced $100 million investment into the forestry sector, after presenting the House of Commons with a proposed framework for supporting competitiveness earlier this summer.
November 22, 2018 – Kevin Edgson, president and CEO of Quebec-based timber company EACOM, has joined the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) board of directors alongside three other new appointments.
November 13, 2018 – The government of Canada has invested $15 million to help build the first fully integrated industrial wood pellet and sawmill complex in Canada.
Novemebr 8, 2018 – TimberWest and the University of British Columbia (UBC) have announced a first-of-its-kind $100,000 endowment program for Indigenous students pursuing a graduate degree in forestry.
October 19, 2018 – The government of Canada has announced over $669,000 in funding for two forestry projects for B.C.'s Kitselas First Nation to position the community to pursue new business opportunities, provide training to workers and plan for future economic development.
October 12, 2018 – Canada has 397 million hectares (ha) of forested land. Approximately 190 million (48 per cent) is considered to be suitable for long-term sustainable management for the production of timber, while 165 million ha (87 per cent) of that forest is publicly owned and managed under the authority of the provincial governments. Another 20 million ha (10 per cent) are private woodlots owned by some 450,000 rural families across Canada, with the average size 40 ha. The balance, five million ha (three per cent), is in large blocks of private forestland owned by a mix of private investors, forest products companies and pension funds.
September 27, 2018 - Over the next seven months, the Ontario government will hold roundtables and gather online feedback to help develop a strategy for promoting economic growth within the forestry sector.
September 26, 2018 - National Forest Week is on now and is a great time to recognize the role forests play in our lives, whether directly to the pulp and paper industry or on a broader scale.
September 17, 2018 – TimberWest has entered into a partnership with K’ómoks First Nation, Qualicum First Nation, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) to pilot a management certification for small-scale forests.
September 18, 2018 – The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), an independent public policy think tank, has released a report stating that forest harvesting is not synonymous with deforestation and doesn’t threaten the sustainability of our forests – and, in fact, Canadian forests are under-harvested.
September 13, 2018 - The federal government has announced funding to support Indigenous jobs in Canada's forestry industry.
September 11, 2018 - The Canadian government has backed a funding initiative that will help Mi'kmaq communities apply traditional knowledge to a forest management plan.
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