Biden announced his administration’s intention to end large-scale, old-growth timber sales in Alaska’s Tongass. In related news: Trudeau convenes group to discuss wildfires and extreme weather; US homebuilders urge congress to adopt a new softwood lumber agreement; and China’s largest plywood exporter is accused of fraud. Companies in the news include: Teal Jones (feat of altruism); Pinnacle Renewable Energy (wildfire donation); Paper Excellence (Northern Pulp transformation); and Domtar (paper machine restart).
In Forestry news: what should a Dean of Forestry say about old-growth logging; can logging prevent the next wildfire tragedy; aggressive BC wildfire season strains resources; evacuations expand in Oregon as fire spreads erratically; and Edmonton issues alert as BC smoke reduces air quality.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor