As 2023 draws to a close, the US economy is showing momentum while Canada hits a soft patch. In other Business news: Teal-Jones’ lawsuit against BC puts a price tag on reconciliation; rebuilding begins two-years after the Lytton fire; Louisiana is impacted by drought and wildfires; and mass timber’s rise may help with the housing crisis. Meanwhile, Woodtone promotes Brad Rosse to CEO.
In Forestry/Climate news: Biden’s old-growth plan may or may not backfire, but ENGOs want Canada to follow the US lead; Alberta’s forests are thriving as the mountain pine beetle declines; Congress shows support for expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument; and Bjorn Lomborg opines on the high cost of going green.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor