Wildfire prompts evacuations, state of emergency in California

The Tree Frog Forestry News
July 4, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

Thousands have been ordered to evacuate near Oroville, California, as Governor Newsom declared a local state of emergency. In related news: how the US Forest Service is preparing for the heat wave; Idaho and Kansas secure funds for wildfire mitigation; lightning triggers a wildfire spike in the Yukon; and how wildfire smoke is hazardous for human health. In other Forestry news: US Fish & Wildlife released its strategy to save the spotted owl; activists urge action on BC old-growth logging; and new research on how climate change is impacting tree migration.

In Business news: GreenFirst to spin-out its newsprint mill Cap Paper; San Group denies mistreatment of temporary foreign workers; Linda Coady’s solution to BC’s fibre supply challenge; BC’s Manufacturing Jobs Fund focuses on value-added manufacturing; and as the Pellet Association of Canada announces its Annual Conference–a feature on John Swaan, the godfather of Canada’s pellet industry.

Finally, ERA’s Kevin Mason opines on the range of reactions to the EU Deforestation Regulation.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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