No deal between Nova Scotia and Northern Pulp but there are hints to what’s being considered. In other Business news: Cascade’s Lemaire brothers exchange leadership roles; the Gitanyo Nation seeks Skeena Sawmills forest licence; and FPAC welcomes Ottawa’s housing initiative. Meanwhile: Canadian housing starts fell 22% in November; building material prices inched higher; wood manufacturing apprenticeships surged; and US mortgage rates are now under 7%.
In Forestry/Climate news: an Oregon lawmaker calls for more federal wood usage; ENGOs push for old-growth preserve near Sudbury; how BC’s wildfire plan went awry; and the end of native logging in Western Australia is in sight. Meanwhile, Smokey Bear turns 80; FSC-US announces 2023 leadership awards; and the International Sustainable Forestry Coalition appoints directors.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor