Fort Nelson, BC at risk of being overwhelmed by wildfire

The Tree Frog Forestry News
May 14, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

Fort Nelson, BC officials worry that wind may push approaching wildfire into the town, as 4,700 people have been told to evacuate. In related news: wildfire grows near Fort McMurray, Alberta; evacuated Manitoba-town fire is still being fought; and northern US states are facing air quality alerts. Meanwhile, Oregon seeks to replenish its seed source, build resilient forests; Arizona’s mitigation efforts focus on removing hazardous fuels; Montana avoids litigation on logging near Townsend; and the University of Florida will use AI to assess hurricane damage to forests.

In Business news: Unifor to meet with RYAM on the future of Temiscaming, Quebec mill workers; Drax signs MOU to develop the world’s first biomass-fuelled ship; and New Zealand’s forest research group sheds scientists. Meanwhile: the Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s latest newsletter; and Weyerhaeuser appoints Brian Chaney Senior VP Wood Products.

Finally, a webinar on how to protect forestry workers from extreme heat and cold.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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