Paper Excellence announced a 3-month extension to its curtailment of paper operations at Catalyst Crofton. In related news: Maine’s Woodland Pulp mill strikers accept new deal; food packaging boosts Maine’s struggling forest industries; Drax applauds Canada’s inclusion of biomass-using technologies in Clean Tech tax credits; and the WPAC pays tribute to John Swaan—godfather of the pellet sector. Meanwhile, FSC International launches search for its next Director General.
In Forestry/Climate news: protesters expand opposition to logging in Kananaskis, Alberta; ENGOs say BC biodiversity policy could be a game changer; BC foresters return from Finland with ideas for better forest management; RCMP watchdog says police are delaying probe of BC protest unit; the UK announces new forest research funding; and Brazil pitches forest conservation fund at COP28.
Finally, the surprising reappearance of a rare marsupial frog has scientist’s leaping.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor