US plan proposes to limit but not ban old-growth logging

The Tree Frog Forestry News
June 21, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

The US is proposing to restrict logging of old-growth forests but with exceptions to protect against wildfire, insects and disease. In related news: the USDA seeks input on its old-growth plan; the USDA updated its climate adaptation and forest resilience plans; BC’s land use agenda is said to put economic growth at risk; and the Swedish industry pans the recently-passed EU nature law. Meanwhile: Paper Excellence secures two CleanBC grants; and Espanola, Ontario is holding up six-months after Domtar closure.

In Forestry news: First Nations and FSC Canada encourage Quebec to support federal caribou protections; Mosaic Forest Management’s carbon credits are questioned; Ontario invests to protect against invasive species; and BC Forest Practices Board releases audit summary report. In Forest Product news: the 2024 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture emphasize wood; why timber is key to countering climate change; and Amazon shifts from plastic to recycled paper packaging.

Finally, former BC wildfire fighters worry safety at risk as experienced workers leave.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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