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Kimberly-Clark launches products made with wheat straw and bamboo

Pulp and Paper Canada - Wed, 2015-04-29 16:00
Kimberly-Clark Professional has begun to incorporate rapidly renewable plant-based fiber, such as wheat straw and bamboo, into Kleenex and Scott brand towel and tissue products.

Slow lorises, pangolins, wild meat and crocodile lizards feature in latest TRAFFIC Bulletin

Global Forest Information Service - Wed, 2015-04-29 15:36
Cambridge, UK, 29th April 2015—Despite being illegal, the use of nocturnal slow lorises as a tourist souvenir photo prop has grown in recent years, finds a study published today in the latest issue of the TRAFFIC Bulletin, the world’s only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to studies of global wildlife trade.
Categories: Forest

Paper Excellence expected to restart Chetwynd in May

External link - Wed, 2015-04-29 14:39
Reports out of Chetwynd, B.C. suggest that the town’s idled pulp and paper mill is about to restart. According to a story in Business in Vancouver, Paper Excellence plans to reopen the mill as early as May 1st. The former Tembec mill has...
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Paper Excellence expected to restart Chetwynd in May

Pulp and Paper Canada - Wed, 2015-04-29 14:39
Reports out of Chetwynd, B.C. suggest that the town’s idled pulp and paper mill is about to restart. According to a story in Business in Vancouver, Paper Excellence plans to reopen the mill as early as May 1st. The former Tembec mill has...

Ontario investing $60 million in forest access roads

External link - Wed, 2015-04-29 14:34
Ontario is investing in the forest roads which connect industry to Ontario's natural resources, as part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history. The provincial govement is committing $60 million to the program in 2015-16.
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Ontario investing $60 million in forest access roads

Pulp and Paper Canada - Wed, 2015-04-29 14:34
Ontario is investing in the forest roads which connect industry to Ontario's natural resources, as part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history. The provincial govement is committing $60 million to the program in 2015-16.

Avery Dennison Names Georges Gravanis President, Materials Group

Avery dennison - Wed, 2015-04-29 14:32
GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 29, 2015-- Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Georges Gravanis as the Company’s president, Materials Group, effective May 1, 2015. The duties were previously handled on an interim basis by Mitch Butier, president and chief operating officer. “Georges is a seasoned international business leader with a tremendous track record for delivering results in both mature and emerging markets,” said Butier. “Under his leadership, the Materials Group Asia Pacific team has achieved strong growth by executing our strategies to deli...
Categories: USA and Canada

Avery Dennison Announces First Quarter 2015 Results

Avery dennison - Wed, 2015-04-29 14:30
1Q15 Reported EPS of $0.77 Adjusted EPS (non-GAAP) of $0.81 1Q15 Net sales declined approximately 1 percent to $1.53 billion Net sales up approximately 3 percent on organic basis Returned $66 million to shareholders via share repurchases and dividends Updated FY15 Reported EPS guidance to $2.85 to $3.05, reflecting higher anticipated restructuring charges and 1Q outperformance vs. Company expectations Increased Adjusted EPS (non-GAAP) guid...
Categories: USA and Canada

IUFRO News Vol. 44, Issue 4, April 2015

Metla Finland - Wed, 2015-04-29 14:24
Read about the possible renaissance of coppicing as a forest management system, learn about the chances of the emerging bio-economy for the forest sector, and get updated on upcoming meetings and latest publications!
Categories: Europe

Solar panels for trees? Kenya barters to rebuild its forests

Metla Finland - Wed, 2015-04-29 14:20
In an effort to reverse tree losses in the Nyeri Forest, an environmental initiative has turned to an unusual barter system, offering chickens, goats or solar panels in exchange for tree planting. "It is a win-win situation," said Joram Mathenge, director of the Kiangure Springs Environmental Initiative (KSEI), based in central Kenya’s lush highlands.
Categories: Europe

Scientific Summary 129 in IUFRO News Vol. 44, Issue 4, April 2015

Metla Finland - Wed, 2015-04-29 14:07
From 9-11 April 2015, the "International Conference on Coppice Forests: Past Present and Future" took place at Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic. The purpose of the meeting was to assess aspects of coppice forest management systems…
Categories: Europe

Czech government announces tender process for Vipap

Metla Finland - Wed, 2015-04-29 13:49
Czech government puts Slovenia's newsprint and magazine paper manufacturer Vipap Videm Krsko up for...
Categories: Europe

Prices for ordinary RCP grades in France go up

Metla Finland - Wed, 2015-04-29 12:05
Prices for mixed paper and OCC have moved higher again in France. Good demand from the domestic and...
Categories: Europe

VISITOR SERVICES INFORMATION ASSISTANT

Job Metla - Wed, 2015-04-29 11:30
Job Announcement Number:
15-TEMP-R9001-S4-VIA-DT-PG
Location Name:
Tofte, Minnesota
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
1001
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Temporary
Opening Date:
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Closing Date:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$13.68 to $13.68 / Per Hour
Pay Grade(s):
04 to 04
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
This position is temporary and has a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This position is located on a Forest Service unit. The incumbent provides customer service a
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PROGRAM SPECIALIST (AWPO)

Job Metla - Wed, 2015-04-29 11:30
Job Announcement Number:
15-TEMP-JC301-S9-SPEC-DT-PG
Location Name:
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0301
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Temporary
Opening Date:
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Closing Date:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$23.19 to $23.19 / Per Hour
Pay Grade(s):
09 to 09
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
Positions will be filled as a temporary appointment up to 6 months. This position is temporary and has a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This position is located
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FORESTRY TECHNICIAN (RECREATION~FIREARMS)

Job Metla - Wed, 2015-04-29 11:30
Job Announcement Number:
15-TEMP-R10-462-4-REC-DT-PG
Location Name:
Hyder, Alaska
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0462
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Temporary
Opening Date:
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Closing Date:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$13.68 to $13.68 / Per Hour
Pay Grade(s):
04 to 04
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
These positions are temporary and have a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This vacancy announcement is for one or more locations throughout Region 10. The number
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FORESTRY TECHNICIAN (ENGINE)

Job Metla - Wed, 2015-04-29 11:30
Job Announcement Number:
15-TEMP-R3462-4-FEO-DT-PG
Location Name:
Coyote, New Mexico
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0462
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Temporary
Opening Date:
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Closing Date:
Monday, May 4, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$13.68 to $13.68 / Per Hour
Pay Grade(s):
04 to 04
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
These positions are temporary and have a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This position is located on a wildland fire crew. The primary purpose of this position i
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FORESTRY AID

Job Metla - Wed, 2015-04-29 11:30
Job Announcement Number:
15-TEMP-R6462-2-FIRE-DT-PG
Location Name:
Metaline Falls, Washington;Newport, Washington
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0462
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Temporary
Opening Date:
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Closing Date:
Monday, May 4, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$11.17 to $11.17 / Per Hour
Pay Grade(s):
02 to 02
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
This position is temporary and has a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This position is located on a Forest Service unit. The purpose of the position is to assist
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