Wildfires in Northern Alberta and BC no longer out of control

The Tree Frog Forestry News
May 28, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway
Region: Canada West

Wildfire emergencies near Fort Nelson, BC and Fort McMurray, Alberta are under control. In related news: Snohomish County, Washington prepares for wildfire; and Mexico’s heat dome is killing howler monkeys, birds and bats. Meanwhile: New Zealand producers and the Forest Stewardship Council are helping their members prepare for the EU deforestation rule.

In Business news: Quebec invests to support forest biomass-to-energy projects; BC launches a Permit Hub to speed up building permits; researchers says BC’s parks are under pressure; Mercer releases its 2023 sustainability report; and strong demand buoys US builder optimism. Meanwhile, the latest news from the Southern Forest Products Association, and Cedar School—courtesy of the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association.

Finally, climate change is impacting trees and the fungi that sustain them.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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