Minister surprised by Canfor closures given fibre assurances

The Tree Frog Forestry News
May 23, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

BC’s Minister of Forests said he was surprised by Canfor’s closures given fibre assurances provided. In related news: Northern Pulp considers moving mill to Nova Scotia’s Queens County; JD Irving is building a sawmill in Ashland, Maine; Tolko wins sales tax-exemption court case; and the US EPA fines PotlatchDeltic for stormwater violations. Meanwhile: Matt Holt is named dean of Clemson’s College of Forestry; and UBC’s Mark Martinez wins two TAPPI Awards.

In Forestry news: Pacific Northwest forests are not too wet to burn;  Ontario’s wildfire scene is better this year; Oregon’s unique relationship with fire; and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and the Wilderness Committee call for action on old-growth. Meanwhile: the US steel industry opposes new mass timber bill; and UK researchers find recipe for zero-carbon cement.

Finally, three safety stories on Day 3 of Forest Safety Awareness Week:

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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