Forestry
In response to recent increases in the spruce beetle population, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is committing $1 million and has designated a spruce beetle manager to work with First Nations, local communities and stakeholders to develop a regional spruce beetle management plan.
During the month of March, the public can help support tree planting by making a donation to Forests Ontario at any LCBO store in Ontario. Donation boxes for Forests Ontario will be displayed at checkout counters of Ontario’s liquor retailers until March 31.
February 23, 2015 - Ledcor have posted a video showing how it works with local logging contractors to arrange roadside grinding of residuals (broken stems, waste branches, etc.).
The 2015 State of Canada’s Forests report is now available from Natural Resources Canada as a PDF download. This year marks the 25th edition of this annual report, which is a reliable source of national, forest-related statistics and science-based information.
Climate change is happening quickly, but forests adapt slowly. That’s the root of the problem that will challenge Canada’s forest industry for the next hundred years.
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...

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