The US Trade Commission says Canadian lumber duties will remain in place, revoking them would injure the US Industry. In related news: the US Lumber Coalition applauds the ruling, while Canada, BC and Ontario are disappointed. In other Business news: BC supports 6 value-added manufacturers, Ontario invests in 15 biomass projects; Weyerhaeuser rationalizes its southern timberlands; Enviva is accused of exceeding its pollution limits; and an emotional final day for Domtar in Espanola.
In Climate news: COP28 announces agreement on loss and damage fund; to achieve climate progress we need to increase green energy R&D; and the faux-pas of excluding wildfires from the official carbon tally. Meanwhile: the USDA appoints Tony Dixon as Regional Forester Eastern Division; the San Antonio Spurs to play in the largest mass timber training centre; and a First Nation in Quebec wants to double its protected area.
Finally, the Doman family donates $50k for a new building at the BC Forest Discovery Centre.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor