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Lakeview biofuels plant could be running by end of 2016

Metla Finland - Sat, 2015-03-07 03:19

A long-discussed biofuels plant — where woodland scraps would be turned into jet fuel — is closer to being built in Lakeview.
Categories: Europe

Kauai biomass plant to get fuel from fire-damaged forest

Global Forest Information Service - Sat, 2015-03-07 03:13

The state has started cutting down trees on 300 acres of Kauai forest reserve that were scorched by wildfire in 2012 and sending the wood to be processed at a new biomass-to-energy plant.
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Kauai biomass plant to get fuel from fire-damaged forest

Metla Finland - Sat, 2015-03-07 03:13

The state has started cutting down trees on 300 acres of Kauai forest reserve that were scorched by wildfire in 2012 and sending the wood to be processed at a new biomass-to-energy plant.
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Wildlife Reserves Singapore and TRAFFIC launch campaign to battle illegal wildlife trade in South-East Asia

Global Forest Information Service - Sat, 2015-03-07 02:01
Singapore, 7th March 2015—Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) and TRAFFIC today launched a year-long awareness campaign, calling on the public to consider the impact of their purchases on wildlife and help stop the demand that drives illegal trade.
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Wildlife Reserves Singapore and TRAFFIC launch campaign to battle illegal wildlife trade in South-East Asia

Metla Finland - Sat, 2015-03-07 02:01
Singapore, 7th March 2015—Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) and TRAFFIC today launched a year-long awareness campaign, calling on the public to consider the impact of their purchases on wildlife and help stop the demand that drives illegal trade.
Categories: Europe

RMRS Scientists Mentor High School Student for National Science Fairs

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-03-06 20:25
Missoula, Mont. high school senior, Ticha Padgett-Stewart, is working with scientists at the National Genomics Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation to develop a method to detect river otters by sampling water.
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RMRS Scientists Mentor High School Student for National Science Fairs

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-03-06 20:25
Missoula, Mont. high school senior, Ticha Padgett-Stewart, is working with scientists at the National Genomics Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation to develop a method to detect river otters by sampling water.
Categories: Europe

Conservation groups celebrate return of wild bison to Banff National Park, Canada

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-03-06 20:18
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomed today’s announcement by Mr. Blake Richards, Member of Parliament for Wild Rose on behalf of the federal Minister of Environment Leona Aglukkaq, of a special dedicated budget for reintroducing wild bison to Banff National Park, and the setting in motion of a formal plan to achieve this long-standing goal.
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Conservation groups celebrate return of wild bison to Banff National Park, Canada

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-03-06 20:18
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomed today’s announcement by Mr. Blake Richards, Member of Parliament for Wild Rose on behalf of the federal Minister of Environment Leona Aglukkaq, of a special dedicated budget for reintroducing wild bison to Banff National Park, and the setting in motion of a formal plan to achieve this long-standing goal.
Categories: Europe

Combined habitat degradation and climate shifts impact survival of the White-collared Manakin

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-03-06 19:11
Habitat alteration due to forest clearing and climate change threaten wildlife populations throughout the globe. To better understand the interacting effects of habitat degradation and climate on bird populations, researchers from the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW), Klamath Bird Observatory, and Costa Rica Bird Observatories spent 12 years studying the White-collared Manakin, a fruit-eating tropical bird, in mature and young forests along the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.
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Combined habitat degradation and climate shifts impact survival of the White-collared Manakin

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-03-06 19:11
Habitat alteration due to forest clearing and climate change threaten wildlife populations throughout the globe. To better understand the interacting effects of habitat degradation and climate on bird populations, researchers from the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW), Klamath Bird Observatory, and Costa Rica Bird Observatories spent 12 years studying the White-collared Manakin, a fruit-eating tropical bird, in mature and young forests along the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.
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Shell Oil provides surprising developments in renewable energy along with oil and gas tech

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-03-06 18:58

The Shell Oil Company of Houston, TX, is the American subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDSA), one of the world’s largest and most valuable companies.
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Shell Oil provides surprising developments in renewable energy along with oil and gas tech

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-03-06 18:58

The Shell Oil Company of Houston, TX, is the American subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDSA), one of the world’s largest and most valuable companies.
Categories: Europe

Wild boars arrive in Istanbul due to loss of habitat

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-03-06 17:12

Wild boar sightings increase in Turkey’s largest city as huge construction projects drive the animals from nearby forests

Wild boars are returning to Istanbul as giant construction projects shrink their habitat in the city’s northern forests.

Last week, a group of boars stormed the garden of a luxury housing complex in Sariyer on Istanbul’s European side, sending residents and a security guard running.

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Wild boars arrive in Istanbul due to loss of habitat

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-03-06 17:12

Wild boar sightings increase in Turkey’s largest city as huge construction projects drive the animals from nearby forests

Wild boars are returning to Istanbul as giant construction projects shrink their habitat in the city’s northern forests.

Last week, a group of boars stormed the garden of a luxury housing complex in Sariyer on Istanbul’s European side, sending residents and a security guard running.

Continue reading...
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World Bank Acknowledges Shortcomings in Resettlement Projects

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-03-06 17:00
6 March, 2015

This week internal World Bank review documents identified serious shortcomings in the implementation, oversight and management of its resettlement policies and practices.

An audit of over two decades of World Bank projects involving possible resettlements, found that oversight of those projects often had poor or no documentation, lacked oversight to ensure that protection measures were implemented, and some projects were not sufficiently identified as high-risk for populations living in the vicinity.

FPP welcomes the release of this information into the public domain and the Bank's commitment to address the serious problems revealed in the review documents appended to this statement. These background documents make for grim reading. They reflect the view of many in civil society that the implementation track record of the Bank in applying its own safeguard policies is often woefully inadequate. It is these weaknesses in the Bank's implementation that underlies the significant concerns being expressed by academics, affected peoples and NGOs about the new Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) and its transfer of implementation responsibility to borrowers, as well as about the increased need for the Bank to play an effective monitoring role. These documents now released raise questions about whether the Bank is currently able to play such an increased monitoring role, and what fundamental changes are needed to achieve this. 

Advisory Review of the Bank’s Safeguard Risk Management

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World Bank Acknowledges Shortcomings in Resettlement Projects

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-03-06 17:00
6 March, 2015

This week internal World Bank review documents identified serious shortcomings in the implementation, oversight and management of its resettlement policies and practices.

An audit of over two decades of World Bank projects involving possible resettlements, found that oversight of those projects often had poor or no documentation, lacked oversight to ensure that protection measures were implemented, and some projects were not sufficiently identified as high-risk for populations living in the vicinity.

FPP welcomes the release of this information into the public domain and the Bank's commitment to address the serious problems revealed in the review documents appended to this statement. These background documents make for grim reading. They reflect the view of many in civil society that the implementation track record of the Bank in applying its own safeguard policies is often woefully inadequate. It is these weaknesses in the Bank's implementation that underlies the significant concerns being expressed by academics, affected peoples and NGOs about the new Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) and its transfer of implementation responsibility to borrowers, as well as about the increased need for the Bank to play an effective monitoring role. These documents now released raise questions about whether the Bank is currently able to play such an increased monitoring role, and what fundamental changes are needed to achieve this. 

Advisory Review of the Bank’s Safeguard Risk Management

Categories: Europe

American Wood Fibers acquires Lost Coast Forest Products

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-03-06 16:22
American Wood Fibers, Inc. (AWF) announces the acquisition of LCFP by AWF. LCFP is a market leader and national supplier of USDA approved, kiln dried packaged firewood and accessories in the U.S., and AWF is the largest U.S. manufacturer of wood shavings, wood flour, and other natural fiber products.
Categories: Forest

American Wood Fibers acquires Lost Coast Forest Products

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-03-06 16:22
American Wood Fibers, Inc. (AWF) announces the acquisition of LCFP by AWF. LCFP is a market leader and national supplier of USDA approved, kiln dried packaged firewood and accessories in the U.S., and AWF is the largest U.S. manufacturer of wood shavings, wood flour, and other natural fiber products.
Categories: Europe

Forester or Forestry Technician in Hayward, Wisconsin, United States with Steigerwaldt Land Services, Inc

Job Metla - Fri, 2015-03-06 14:57

Steigerwaldt Land Services, Inc. is a full service forestry, GIS, real estate, surveying and appraisal company with offices in Tomahawk and Hayward, Wisconsin.

We are currently seeking someone to fill one full-time, staff forester or forestry technician position based out of the Hayward office.

This is considered an entry-level position, although previous professional experience is helpful.

The ideal candidate would meet the following criteria:

  •  Bachelor of Science degree in forestry or Associates of Applied Science degree in forestry
  •  Desire to develop a career as a professional forester in a fast-paced and diverse consulting business
  •  Familiarity with Lake States forest management and timber harvest administration
  •  Ability to work independently in varied settings, both in the field and with clients and other professionals
  •  Superior written and oral communication skills
  •  Competent with Microsoft Office software
  •  Experience with GPS data collecting and processing
  •  Experience with ESRI ArcView 10.x GIS software and GIS mapping and data collection principles
  •  Ability to travel and conduct overnight work away from the Hayward office – travel up to 25 to 50 percent
  •  Current valid driver’s license with personal vehicle suitable for forestry work (mileage is reimbursed)
  •  Interest in involvement in professional organizations to further education and develop working relationships with other professional foresters
  •  A team player who is self-confident, respectful, curious, flexible, and able to work with other professionals in a growing, successful, and respected business
  •  This position may require that work be performed at one or more of our retail Christmas tree lots, currently located in any of three southern U.S. states.

The duration of the retail sale season spans from pre-Thanksgiving through pre-Christmas; the last day of retail sales at lots is determined by the company president.

Room and board is provided for you during this time. 

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