“Forest-smart” strategies deliver benefits for people and the environment

“Forest-smart” strategies deliver benefits for people and the environment

On International Day of Forests, we discuss what it means to be “forest smart.”

In defining plantations as forest, FAO attracts criticism

In defining plantations as forest, FAO attracts criticism

Nearly 200 organizations have signed an open letter to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), calling for the agency to change how they define “forest” – the very landscape honored on International Day of Forests.

A dairy-for-lumber deal? Think-tank paper proposes Canada-U.S. swap for NAFTA

A dairy-for-lumber deal? Think-tank paper proposes Canada-U.S. swap for NAFTA

The most common uses of Canadian dairy normally include milk, cream, yogurt, butter and cheese.

Trump’s trade nominee targets Canada, vows to end softwood lumber dispute

Trump’s trade nominee targets Canada, vows to end softwood lumber dispute

President Donald Trump’s nominee for United States Trade Representative is vowing to end the long-running softwood-lumber dispute with Canada – whether by cutting a deal or fighting it out in trade court – and take Ottawa to task for not cracking down on counterfeit goods destined for the U.S.

Northwest lumber producers watching Canada closely

Northwest lumber producers watching Canada closely

A long-standing trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada over softwood lumber is heating up again.

Japan's forestry industry thin on workers: survey

Japan’s forestry industry thin on workers: survey

Japan’s forestry sector is vastly understaffed, leaving lumber resources planted decades ago in danger of going to waste, according to a survey by The Nikkei.

Greenpeace admits its attacks on forest products giant were 'non-verifiable statements of subjective opinion'

Greenpeace admits its attacks on forest products giant were ‘non-verifiable statements of subjective opinion’

Now Greenpeace says it never intended people to take its words about Resolute’s logging practices as literal truth.

Invasive beetle from Asia threatens New York lumber exports to Asia 

Invasive beetle from Asia threatens New York lumber exports to Asia 

New York exports of ash wood, used in hard wood flooring, are unusually strong, said John Bartow, executive director of Empire State Forest Products Association.

India planted 50 million trees in one day – smashing the world record

India planted 50 million trees in one day – smashing the world record

Volunteers in India planted 50 million trees in 24 hours in order to fight climate change.

'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution

‘Forest cities’: the radical plan to save China from air pollution

When Stefano Boeri imagines the future of urban China he sees green, and lots of it.

U.S. ambassador 'optimistic' about softwood talks

U.S. ambassador ‘optimistic’ about softwood talks

Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. says it’s too early to say how the Donald Trump administration will approach lumber trade, but he’s optimistic about the general approach to Canada so far.

B.C. government commits $150 million to forest rehab

B.C. government commits $150 million to forest rehab

The B.C. government announced $150 million in spending to “treat” forests to reduce wildfire hazards, rehabilitate forests damaged by fire and disease and increase B.C.’s carbon sink.

Missoula's Neptune Aviation eyes international firefighting contracts

Missoula’s Neptune Aviation eyes international firefighting contracts

Two weeks after sending a tanker south of the equator for the first time, Neptune Aviation Services has its eyes on fighting fires year-round by entering the international market.

FSC disassociates from Schweighofer, following WWF complaint 

FSC disassociates from Schweighofer, following WWF complaint 

WWF welcomes FSC’s decision to disassociate from wood industry company Holzindustrie Schweighofer (HS), and calls on the company to take action against illegal timber trade and address weaknesses in its management of timber.

Volatile lumber prices here to stay amid trade spat, Canfor says

Volatile lumber prices here to stay amid trade spat, Canfor says

Canfor Corp., one of Canada’s top lumber producers, says fluctuating lumber prices are here to stay amid “the emotion and confusion” regarding potential duties on the country’s softwood exports to the U.S.

The rainforest of Brazil has many secrets, and some of them should really stay hidden

The rainforest of Brazil has many secrets, and some of them should really stay hidden

Deforestation has revealed the large geometrical geoglyphs built over 2000 years ago – their discovery holds valuable lessons for today.

Fox forced advertiser to re-tool Super Bowl ad that depicted Trump's border wall

Fox forced advertiser to re-tool Super Bowl ad that depicted Trump’s border wall

Politics appeared to play a larger role than ever in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

B.C. government, lumber industry to launch softwood lobbying campaign

B.C. government, lumber industry to launch softwood lobbying campaign

The BC Lumber Trade Council and provincial government said they will try to convince American consumers, politicians and lumber buyers that an equitable softwood lumber deal is needed to avoid the damage that will result from import restrictions into the U.S. and higher prices.

SC Johnson launches acre-for-acre match to protect Amazon rainforest

SC Johnson launches acre-for-acre match to protect Amazon rainforest

SC Johnson, the maker of trusted household products like Pledge®, Glade®, OFF!®, and Ziploc® announced an acre-for-acre matching challenge to help protect the Amazon rainforest.

Resolute CEO confident he can persuade U.S. in softwood lumber dispute

Resolute CEO confident he can persuade U.S. in softwood lumber dispute

The head of Eastern Canada’s largest lumber producer said he is confident he can demonstrate to American authorities this month that the region deserves free and unencumbered access to the U.S. market.