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The fRI Research Healthy Landscapes Program is hosting a series of dialogue sessions to facilitate discussions around ecosystem-based management, healthy forests, and forest management in Alberta. The attached poster explains the purpose, the process, and introduces the team who will lead the sessions.
U.S. duties on lumber shake Island industry Coast Forest - News - 2 hours ago
Published April 25th, 2017 by Andrew Duffy and Lindsay Kines for the Times Colonist – Source The U.S.’s levying of “anti-subsidy” duties on Canadian lumber imports sent a shiver through the coastal forest industry and a tremor through the provincial election campaign Tuesday. Tariffs of between 3.02 and 24.12 per cent are to be imposed beginning May 1 on five large Canadian producers, and 19.88 per … The post U.S. duties on lumber shake Island industry appeared first on Coast Forest .
Minister of State for Forestry Andrew Doyle TD addressed the Council of the European Forest Institute in its meeting at Dublin Castle today. Ireland holds the Chairmanship of the Council for the period 2017–2020, with Professor Ted Farrell as Chair. Minister Doyle said he was pleased to see EFI grow and develop. Ireland has been actively involved in the institute’s work from the early days on. The Minister went on to say: -- One of the focuses of the EFI’s work has been its close engagement and...
Press: Indigenous peoples of the Amazon share message with the world Forest Peoples Programme - News - 9 hours ago
26 April, 2017 Bogotá 25 April : We, the traditional authorities and elected leaders of the Uitoto, Muinane, Andoque and Nonuya peoples of the Middle Rio Caquetá region of the Colombian Amazon are in Bogotá between the 25th and 28th of April to represent our peoples and our Traditional Association of Indigenous Authorities - the Regional Indigenous Council of Middle Amazonas (CRIMA) in meetings with different State institutions and international agencies. We self-identify ourselves as the " People...
Local law and order CIFOR - News - 11 hours ago
Can communities and legislation stop Indonesian peatfires?
Solution for plastic recycling in sight SNS - News - 11 hours ago
Worms can be the solution to the huge problem with recycling of plastic. The larvae of the wax moth Galleria mellonella, bio-degradiates plastics really fast and produces ethylene glycol, a Spanish researcher found out. Read more in Current Biology!
  Trees in, and around, rice fields help farmers’ become more resilient to climate change, improve their incomes and protect the environment. A new practical manual helps guide farmers in Southeast Asia, the rice bowl of the world.... The post Helping rice farmers grow trees for adapting to climate change appeared first on Agroforestry World .
US homebuilder stocks fall after Trump tariffs timberbiz - News - 18 hours ago
Homebuilder stocks fell on concern new tariffs by the Trump administration on Canadian softwood lumber imports will raise costs. Source: CNBC News The iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB) fell about 1%. PulteGroup’s stock closed down almost 4%, and Toll Brothers shares ended the day nearly 1% lower. PulteGroup also said its first-quarter results missed analyst estimates. Shares of DR Horton also pulled back, closing down over 1%. “We expect builders to attempt to combine surcharges to customers...
Trump targets Canadian timber timberbiz - News - 18 hours ago
The Trump administration is taking retaliatory action against Canada over a decades-old trade dispute, moving to impose a 20% tariff on softwood timber that is typically used to build single-family homes, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said yesterday. Source: The Australian Mr Ross said the tariff would be applied retrospectively and imposed on Canadian exports to the US of about $US5 billion ($6.6bn) a year. He said the dispute centred on Canadian provinces that had been allegedly allowing loggers...
Legal challenge mounted to stop logging ash timberbiz - News - 18 hours ago
Logging of Victoria’s native ash forests would be banned under an unprecedented legal challenge. Source: The Weekly Times Green group Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum has called on Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio to “prohibit any activity damaging to critical habitat of the Leadbeater’s possum, including timber harvesting operations, immediately”. Group president Steve Meacher called on Ms D’Ambrosio to declare an Interim Conservation Order across more than 170,000 hectares of ash forest in the...

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