Sinclar Group is curtailing three of its BC sawmills for two weeks. In related news: Tolko extends downtime at two of its mills; fire delays Houston Canfor mill re-opening; Mirax Group is acquiring Lyle Forest Products in Chilliwack, BC; Drax expands its Aliceville, Alabama pellet plant; and US LBM divests three divisions. Meanwhile: Keith Baldrey on BC’s forest industry woes; Rayonier announces new leadership; and Louis Bélanger joins FSC Canada’s Board.
In Forestry/Climate news: logging said to threaten Alberta bison; researchers work to protect Nova Scotia hemlocks; US Forest Service unmoved by North Carolina forest plan objections; protests continue in Atlanta’s urban forest; pushback on Fort Drum, New York biomass plant closure; Greenpeace says UK distorts its biomass stance; and Brazil works to reverse deforestation.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor