New York City launched a technical assistance program; aims to be a national leader in mass timber use. In related news: Canadian Wood Council fire tests validate tall wood building applications; Georgia-Pacific’s Fritz Mason concurs on the potentiality; but stone construction advocates beg to differ. In other Business news: Weyerhaeuser’s first carbon removal project is approved; and Houston Town Council is pleased with Canfor’s mill build decision.
In Forestry/Wildfire news: Indigenous participation in Canada’s forest management is on the rise; communities say BC needs to step up its wildfire mitigation work, BC Wildlife Fed says the new wildfire normal is anything but normal; Oregon researchers seek to predict wildfire behaviour; and wildfire smoke in the US is eroding decades of air quality improvement. Meanwhile, for those of you who owe your forest acumen to Dr. John Worrall, his Celebration of Life will take place October 14th at UBC.
Finally, and tragically, four wildfire fighters died in a car crash near Kamloops, BC.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor