US commits $930 million to address wildfire crisis

The Tree Frog Forestry News
January 20, 2023
Category: Today's Takeaway

The US launched a new effort to reduce wildfire risk across the West, using $930 million from its 2021 infrastructure law. In related news: a US forestland taxation bill advances; and BC commits $50 million to increase fibre supply from fire damaged timber. In other Business news: CN touts Prince Rupert as gateway to Asia; Simpson Strong-Tie acquires Estiframe; West Fraser ups relationship with Arkansas State University; and Premier Eby set to make announcement at Crofton mill

In other news: Derek Nighbor on the future of forestry; BC’s forestry woes explained by entrepreneur John Brink; Parks Canada thins forests around Banff, Alberta; Atlanta area forest-protest turns deadly; and Brazil seeks criminals in anti-deforestation raids.

Finally, Australia’s first wood stadium and Canadian buildings that make people healthier.

Kelly McCloskey Tree Frog Editor

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