Interfor to curtail lumber production in Oregon and BC

The Tree Frog Forestry News
February 16, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

No News Today (Monday, February 19). In Canada, most provinces are celebrating Family Day. In the United States its Presidents Day. The Frogs are back tomorrow.

Interfor announced it will indefinitely curtail its Philomath, Oregon sawmill and reduce lumber production in BC. In related news: Mercer reported a Q4 net loss of $87M; West Fraser’s CEO remains optimistic despite Q4 challenges; Spruce Products, Manitoba fires up its continuous kiln; and US housing starts hit 5-month low, following Canada’s 10% drop yesterday. Meanwhile: BC Wood’s export readiness program launches (again), and Silvicom is named one of Alberta’s top employers.

In Forestry/Climate news: BC resets talks on proposed Land Act changes; ENGO’s protest Saskatchewan’s forest policy; illegal logging is alleged in a Wisconsin national forest; and FSC suspends a New Zealand firm’s certification over slash damage. Meanwhile: Colorado announces new wildfire mitigation grants; and research on a California wildfire supports more thinning and prescribed burns.

Finally, from fashion to burials, how fungi helps tackle climate change.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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