Texas wildfires force evacuations, prompt disaster declaration

Tree Frog Forestry News
February 28, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

Massive wildfires burning in the Texas Panhandle forced evacuations and a disaster declaration. In related news: Arkansas is on heightened wildfire alert; Canada’s mild weather points to drought and wildfires; Arizona faces a critical situation; and Mississippi’s timber farmers face drought. Meanwhile: US and Oregon may sue PacificCorp for wildfire costs; how fatigue impacts log truck driver safety; Paul Fast’s new book on engineering with wood; and an overview of topics at this year’s approaching COFI conference.

In Business news: facing renewed pressure from ENGOs—Drax points to energy security benefits; Teal-Jones innovates with composite shingles; Rayonier Advanced Materials reports Q4 net loss; and more on Clearwater Paper’s acquisition of a Georgia paperboard mill.

Finally, John Mulinder says Nature Canada is “spinning” the truth on boreal logging.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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