Forestry
British Columbia has announced a "fibre action plan" to help generate more value from the province's forest resources.
J.D. Irving Limited’s partnership with Natural Resources Canada's Canadian Forest Service has led to the commercial development of advanced tree breeding, field testing and seedling production techniques.
Ontario is investing in the forest roads which connect industry to Ontario's natural resources, as part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history. The provincial govement is committing $60 million to the program in 2015-16.
Brazil has become the first jurisdiction worldwide to permit the commercial use of FuturaGene’s genetically engineered eucalyptus. The Brazilian National Technical Commission on Biosafety (CTNBio) approved the commercial use of the...
A new online map released by the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources shows, in detail, Crown land conservation areas as well as changes in those areas in relation to the Crown Land Forest Management Strategy released by the province...
The Saskatchewan and Alberta governments have reaffirmed their long-standing co-operation on forest insects and disease, signing a three year agreement to work together on mountain pine beetle management. Saskatchewan will provide $1.25 million...
Robotics, automation, telematics and autonomous vehicles. These advanced technologies might soon be found in the forest and thereby make it possible to provide forest workers with a safer, more efficient work environment. The Forest Machine...
Wood Resources International and the Western Forestry and Conservation Association are organizing a conference on January 28, 2015, titled “Mapping the Course – Timberlands, Forest Products Processing and...
A new $2.43 million research project, funded in part by Genome BC, has been approved to develop state-of-the-art DNA biosurveillance detection tools for operational deployment. Preventing the introduction and establishment of Invasive Alien...
For the second year in a row, the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) went out into the field to film a video showing how forestry activities coexist with wildlife. The resulting short documentary sketches a picture of the Quebec forest from the...
Field surveys indicate this past winter brought both good and bad news for Alberta with regard to the province’s mountain pine beetle populations. Government of Alberta survey results show moderate to high over-winter survival in...
The World Resources Institute (WRI), Google, and a group of more than 40 partners has launched Global Forest Watch (GFW), a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests.
The International Forest Biorefinery Symposium is now an established tradition at PaperWeek, featuring an important forest biorefinery program and the leading experts in the field. The Biorefinery Symposium will take place Feb. 3-4 at the...
University of Alberta researchers have developed guidelines that are being used by the forestry industry and government foresters to get a jump on climate change when planting trees. Maps developed by Laura Gray, a post-doctoral fellow in the...
The genome of the mountain pine beetle – the insect that has devastated B.C.’s lodgepole pine forests – has been decoded by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences...
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