Despite objections, Ottawa moves on order to protect caribou

The Tree Frog Forestry News
June 20, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

Despite objections and concern over forestry jobs, Ottawa moves forward on emergency order to protect Quebec’s endangered caribou. In related news: researchers say culling wolves could be bad for caribou; the US asks the European Union to delay its deforestation law; and some Amazon forests are helped by drought. Meanwhile: APA announced its 2023 Safety Awards; CWC released its 2023 Annual Report, and Monika Patel is appointed CEO of FSC Canada.

In Forestry/Wildfire news: a fire causes Churchill Falls, Newfoundland to evacuate; Quebec calls for vigilance given heat wave; WorkSafeBC urges employers to protect workers from heat stress; hundreds of structures are destroyed in New Mexico wildfires; and Oregonians get a preview of new wildfire hazard map. Meanwhile: a mill fire is reported at Visscher Lumber in Chilliwack, BC; and a Washington company makes false declarations on timber imports.

Finally, US builder confidence ticks down in May, as US housing starts fall to four-year low. 

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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