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timberbiz -4 days ago

Possum pal for Forestry NSW

A dazed juvenile brushtail possum rescued by Forestry Corporation of NSW staff has given a cheeky wave of thanks after a recent fire on Perricoota State Forest. The photo was taken by Forestry Corporation staff Jean Dind of colleague Phil Murphy relocating the possum while they were firefighting. Source: Timberbiz “The possum appeared to have been affected by smoke and fell out of its tree in ...

timberbiz -4 days ago

Possum pal fell for Forestry NSW

A dazed juvenile brushtail possum rescued by Forestry Corporation of NSW staff has given a cheeky wave of thanks after a recent fire on Perricoota State Forest. The photo was taken by Forestry Corporation staff Jean Dind of colleague Phil Murphy relocating the possum while they were firefighting. Source: Timberbiz “The possum appeared to have been affected by smoke and fell out of its tree in ...

Mongabay -7 days ago

Palm oil, logging firms the usual suspects as Indonesia fires flare anew

JAKARTA — Oil palm and logging companies in Indonesia have come into public glare once again as another season of forest fires flares up in Sumatra. Hotspots have been detected in 12 concessions in Sumatra’s Riau province, a perennial tinderbox where huge swaths of the land have been carved up for palm estates and logging […]...

CFS -2 weeks ago

Factors influencing fire suppression success in the province of Quebec (Canada)

In the managed forest of Canada, forest fires are actively suppressed through efficient initial attack capability; however, the impact of different factors on the suppression success remains to be understood. The aim of this paper was to analyze the influence of operational suppression objectives (fire detection, initial attack, and fire control) along with fire intensity, fuel type, fire ignition...

ScienceDaily -3 weeks ago

Wild bees flock to forested areas affected by severe fire

A groundbreaking two-year study in southern Oregon found greater abundance and diversity of wild bees in areas that experienced moderate and severe forest fires compared to areas with low-severity fires....

Elsevier -3 weeks ago

A mixture of human and climatic effects shapes the 250-year long fire history of a semi-natural pine dominated landscape of Northern Latvia

Publication date: 1 June 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 441Author(s): Mara Kitenberga, Igor Drobyshev, Didzis Elferts, Roberts Matisons, Andis Adamovics, Juris Katrevics, Mats Niklasson, Aris JansonsAbstractFire has been shown to shape successional pathways and dynamics of forest vegetation. However, its role in European hemiboreal forests remains poorly understood. Here we prov...

Mongabay -4 weeks ago

No more fires in Indonesia? Blazes on Sumatran peatland say otherwise

JAKARTA — Forest fires have intensified in Sumatra, raising questions about the government’s claims it has succeeded in tackling the annual problem. An area spanning nearly 26 square kilometers (10 square miles), or about 5,000 football fields, has gone up in smoke in the province of Riau, according to local media reports. Eleven of the […]...

Elsevier -4 weeks ago

Civil society engaged in wildfires: Mediterranean forest fire volunteer groupings

Publication date: May 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 102Author(s): Elena Górriz-Mifsud, Matthew Burns, Valentino Marini GovigliAbstractIn fire-prone areas such the Mediterranean basin, wildfire risk means a societal challenge. Governments in modern welfare states have generally addressed it through a “zero fire policy”, focusing on suppression and professionalization. Such ap...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Europe in the loop of climate change and forest fires

A coalition of land and forestry bodies has called on the European Union to show a firm commitment to encouraging forestry management practices that will help prevent or lessen such fires, so forests can be left standing to make a positive contribution to carbon capture. Ahead of the International Day of Forests, a joint statement was issued by the Confederation of European Forest Owners, f...

Mongabay -1 month ago

Study identifies climate-resilient trees to help orangutan conservation

The IUCN has identified tree species that are resilient to deepening drought and fires brought on by climate change in Indonesian Borneo. The species will be used for government-backed forest restoration efforts in a national park that has been severely degraded by human settlement and forest fires. The ongoing destruction of Indonesia’s Kutai National Park […]...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Roundwood prices surge in Sweden

Sweden’s forest industries have the capability to produce high-quality, high-margin wood products in large part due to access to quality wood raw materials. Like all forest economies, the raw material supply plays a crucial role in the forest industry’s long-term success and ability to manage sustainable growth. Recent developments in the domestic raw material base show that supply risks a...

CBD -1 month ago

Low elevation forests finding it more difficult to regrow after fires due to climate change

A team of researchers from the University of Montana, the University of Colorado and the U.S. Forest Service has found evidence that suggests low-elevation forests have difficult recoveries after forest fires due to climate change. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their study of Douglas fir and ponderosa pine trees in several parts of...