A sustainable future for forestry

By Brian Mulvihill, retired manager, Finning Canada
Wood Business – Canadian Forest Industries
August 30, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Brian Mulvihill

Forestry operations face daily challenges – from difficult terrain, remote locations, weather and labour shortages to low timber prices, tariffs, mill closures and government uncertainty. Now there are new pressures from boards, investors and stakeholders to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Evolving into a more sustainable logging operation is a big commitment and comes with many logistical and change management hurdles. To meet these challenges, the forestry industry of the future needs to be one that considers its impact on the environment at all stages of the logging process. …Working with a dealer who has access to the right tools can not only help you track emissions but can also help stretch the life of equipment and provide substantial cost savings in the long run. …Continuously evolving technologies and more environmentally friendly equipment, including electrification in the future, provide an opportunity for logging contractors to step forward and lead the change.

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