Canfor announced its plan to build a state-of-the-art sawmill in Houston BC—to the delight of Houston’s Mayor and the BC Forest Minister. In other Business news: RISI sees upside to the Smurfit WestRock merger; a shuttered Michigan paper mill fire is declared safe and under control; Jason Trips says sustainable forestry in Alberta’s Kananaskis is ‘business as usual’; and BC Timber Sales is panned for allowing road building and logging prior to First Nation consent.
In other news: UNESCO outlines threats to Alberta’s Wood Buffalo National Park; the US invest $1 billion in Urban and Community Forestry Programs; the US wildfire fighter exodus could get worse; an Alaska coalition files suite against reimposition of the Roadless Rule; and a new report says achieving net zero will cost trillions.
Finally, BC is ending its state of emergency as wildfire risks wind down.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor