Western Forest Products announces indefinite curtailment of Port Alberni sawmill

The Tree Frog Forestry News
January 27, 2023
Category: Today's Takeaway

A Western Forest Products working group will explore manufacturing solutions for its curtailed Port Alberni mill. In related news: Port Alice, BC pulp mill demolished after 104 years; Domtar’s Espanola paper mill is for sale again; and more on Canfor’s sawmill closures by MLAs Mike Bernier, John Rustad, and Doug Routley, and ex-Chetwynd mayor Merlin Nichols. In other Business news: BC defends stance on value-added timber; IKEA replaces Russian wood suppliers; and lumber rebounds on supply curtailments. 

In Forestry/Climate news: US biofuel push targets aviation industry; a Georgia company to make jet fuel from wood chips; net-zero roadmaps look to mass timber in Canada and the UK; carbon offsets for tree planting is panned; a new study on the Amazon rainforest; and using satellites to map the world’s forests

Finally, the latest from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and BC Community Forests.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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