Forestry
In coastal British Columbia, 56 per cent of harvestable timber volume is located on slopes greater than 35 per cent, and forest companies are increasingly turning to this challenging source of fibre as the more easily accessed timber near valley bottoms is exhausted. As part of its Steep Slopes Initiative, FPInnovations is looking for new approaches and technologies to improve timber harvesting safety and efficiency on steep slopes while reducing environmental impacts.
The recent report of the chief forester for Quebec takes stock of the health of the public forest in Quebec and presents an analysis of progress and areas for improvement related to seven major sustainable development criteria and 26 issues.
DigitalGlobe has reached an agreement with Intelescope Solutions to enable global-scale satellite imagery data for the forestry industry.
LTN Contracting Ltd., the largest timber harvesting contractor in the Prince George area of British Columbia, has won this year’s FPAC-CCAB Aboriginal Business Leadership Award.
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...
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