Manage forest with local input

Global Forest Information Service - 8 hours 17 min ago
Right now there is a window of opportunity to change forest management planning north of Kenora. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is ...
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Wood: Housing, health, humanity

Global Forest Information Service - 9 hours 25 min ago

This report provides a review of studies analysing the health and wellbeing benefits of wooden interiors in homes, businesses, places of learning and places for healing.
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Good Earth Power hits snag at Williams, AZ lumber mill site

Global Forest Information Service - 11 hours 53 min ago

Dave and Jo Remender have owned Williams Feed and Pet, a warehouse-size store full of livestock and pet supplies, for just over a year.
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Georgia-Pacific taking over sawmill from Roy O. Martin

Global Forest Information Service - 11 hours 59 min ago

Georgia-Pacific is taking over the Rocky Creek small-diameter pine sawmill in Mexia, Alabama, from US-American plywood and OSB manufacturer Roy O. Martin Lumber Management.
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Rentech receives $4M to convert idle panel mills to pellets

Global Forest Information Service - 12 hours 8 min ago

Wood pellet producer Rentech Inc. will receive $4 million in aid from the Ontario government to convert two idle composite panel plants into pellet mills. At least 60 jobs will be created.
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Centennial Renewable Energy to build Idaho pellet plant

Global Forest Information Service - 12 hours 17 min ago

Centennial Renewable Energy of Idaho announced that is building a 160,000-metric-ton wood pellet plant in northern Idaho and recently signed agreements to purchase land for the project.
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Golf club gets one step greener

Global Forest Information Service - 12 hours 26 min ago

A golf club in Cumbria has taken a step in the green direction with the installation of a biomass boiler.
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Getting beyond the run of the mill: Log conference attendees note industry strides, challenges

Global Forest Information Service - 12 hours 32 min ago

Area forest products professionals are cautiously optimistic - knock on wood - about the outlook of their industry in 2015.
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Battling the beetle: Pines in the Northwest are under threat

Global Forest Information Service - 13 hours 3 min ago

According to an article appearing in the April 2015 issue of National Geographic, more than 60 million acres of forest — from northern New Mexico through British Columbia — have suffered die-offs since the 1990s due to the spread of the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae).
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Under Secretary highlights forest restoration effort in testimony before senate energy and natural resources committee

Global Forest Information Service - 13 hours 14 min ago

In testimony before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resource and Environment Robert Bonnie said the Obama Administration continues to increase the pace and scale of forest restoration and management on public forest lands, but the shift of funds from management, recreation, and conservation programs to fight wildfires threatens to cripple the agency.
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North Vancouver elementary school gives new life to felled trees

Global Forest Information Service - Sun, 2015-03-29 00:56

A North Vancouver school is bringing the outdoors inside.
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Beetles don’t make trees more likely to burn

Global Forest Information Service - Sun, 2015-03-29 00:48

Mountain pine beetles have left vast tracts of dead, dry trees in the West, raising fears that they’re more vulnerable to wildfire outbreaks, but a new study found no evidence that bug-infested forests are more likely to burn than healthy ones.
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National forests: Senators seek solutions for ‘broken’ timber program

Global Forest Information Service - Sun, 2015-03-29 00:32

Congress should pass legislation streamlining logging and restoration projects on national forests to create rural jobs and reduce wildfire risks, logging officials told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
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Domtar welcomes innovation investment by Schlumberger in CelluForce

Global Forest Information Service - Sun, 2015-03-29 00:21

Domtar Corporation UFS, announced an investment by Schlumberger in CelluForce, a joint venture between Domtar and FPInnovations that manufactures wood-derived nanocrystalline cellulose (NCCTM).
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Teen pen maker is cashing in after 5 years in business

Global Forest Information Service - Sat, 2015-03-28 23:59

Every afternoon, Anna Williams uses a pen to complete her homework before going to her workshop to make one herself.
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From skyscraper to ‘plyscraper': The tower blocks made from wood

Global Forest Information Service - Sat, 2015-03-28 20:31

If the 20th century was the century of the skyscraper, then the 21st century is shaping up as the century of the "plyscaper."
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ICT for Forest Law Enforcement and Governance: Lessons from a Two-COuntry Project in Lao PDR and Moldova

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-03-27 22:24

Mobile phones, tablets, and access to the Internet have become ubiquitous in recent decades, and development practitioners have recognized the importance of using technology in achieving development outcomes in various fields, including in the forest sector. There have been many interesting initiatives in the forest sector promoting the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). However, these have generally not led to notable scaling up, and pilot projects have remained small-scale activities.

Publication File:  PROFOR_ICTforestGovLaoMoldova_low.pdf Region:  East Asia and Pacific

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PEFC Announces Upcoming Training Schedule

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-03-27 20:20
From the auditors who verify companies’ chain of custody to our National members, we provide a range of tailored training opportunities to a diverse number of stakeholders involved in the sustainable management of the world’s forests. Upcoming Chain of Custody training programs With...

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Steens Aspen

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-03-27 19:06

Trent Seager, FES PhD Candidate, was featured in a recent episode of the OPB program Oregon Field Guide. He spoke about Aspen trees and the Steens ecosystem, which he studied for his MSc and PhD at OSU.(more)

Additional Information: Oregon Field Guide segmentTrent Seager
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Date palm grown from 2,000-year-old seed is a dad

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-03-27 17:41
Break out the cigars! Long the only lonely representative of its kind, the Judean palm in now reproducing and giving researchers a glimpse back in time.
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