USA imported 16% less lumber from Canada in Q1

USA imported 16% less lumber from Canada in Q1

The USA imported a total of 8.456m m³ of softwood lumber from Canada in the first quarter of this year which, equates to a reduction of 16% against last year.

Ely area loggers upset with biomass provisions in energy bill

Ely area loggers upset with biomass provisions in energy bill

Ely area loggers could lose millions of dollars in biomass contracts if the jobs-energy omnibus bill passed by the Legislature is signed by the governor.

Vince Bulic’s Weekly Lumber Market Wrap: For the week ending June 19, 2015

Vince Bulic’s Weekly Lumber Market Wrap: For the week ending May 26, 2017

Mill asking prices are in a much narrower range than they have been in a while, but customers having filled some pressing needs last week backed off.

U.S. Forest Service awards grants to expand and accelerate wood energy and wood products markets in 19 states 

U.S. Forest Service awards grants to expand and accelerate wood energy and wood products markets in 19 states 

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell announced over $8.3 million to substantially expand and accelerate wood products and wood energy markets.

Tembec gets friendly takeover bid from Florida-based Rayonier Advanced Materials

Tembec gets friendly takeover bid from Florida-based Rayonier Advanced Materials

Rayonier Advanced Materials will “come to bat” to protect the interests of Tembec in the cross-border battle over softwood lumber, the head of the Florida-based company said after announcing a friendly takeover of the Quebec forestry firm.

Volume, value, and a range of markets for forest products

Volume, value, and a range of markets for forest products

Forest industries – over time – develop unique and inter-related “ecosystems”, where a range of markets support a complex and ever-evolving supply chain.

Greenpeace is targeting corporations that use lawsuits to silence protestors in new campaign

Greenpeace is targeting corporations that use lawsuits to silence protestors in new campaign

In May 2016, multinational forestry giant Resolute Forest Products filed a $300 million lawsuit against Greenpeace, in what the environmental group says is part of a larger trend of corporations using legal challenges to deter activists and protest in environmental, social, and political issues.

4FRI contractor hit with another lawsuit

4FRI contractor hit with another lawsuit

At the beginning of this month, a new company took operational control of Good Earth Power AZ, holder of the largest contract on the Four Forest Restoration Initiative.

Forests get the short end of the state climate funding stick

Forests get the short end of the state climate funding stick

One of the state’s critical climate goals is to maintain forests as net carbon sinks.

Appeals panel sides with agency on Alaska timber project 

Appeals panel sides with agency on Alaska timber project 

A divided federal appeals court panel has ruled that the U.S. Forest Service “chose jobs over wolves” in approving a logging project in southeast Alaska but was within its authority to do so.

Black Hills forest leads nation in timber sales -- for a reason

Black Hills forest leads nation in timber sales — for a reason

For nine out of the last 10 years, the BHNF has led the nation in cubic feet of commercial timber cut.

Good Earth Power AZ gets new leadership

Good Earth Power AZ gets new leadership

Three and a half years after taking over the largest stewardship contract in the Forest Service’s history, Good Earth Power AZ has new leadership that is looking to turn the company’s troubled operations around.

In mid-March Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell received a stern letter from the office of Arizona’s senior senator.

4FRI looks to reboot

In mid-March Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell received a stern letter from the office of Arizona’s senior senator.

Vince Bulic’s Weekly Lumber Market Wrap: For the week ending June 19, 2015

Vince Bulic’s Weekly Lumber Market Wrap: For the week ending May 19, 2017

Price cuts drew in buyers this week as SPF mills dropped 2×4 prices into the $370’s to get business flowing.

Eco-friendly fabric is made from wood fibers

Eco-friendly fabric is made from wood fibers

If you’re a promotional product distributor with clients who have an eco-friendly ethos, then there is a start-up in Finland that could, perhaps one day, have your customers going green with delight.

Freeres May market report: Softwood Lumber Agreement affects markets

Freres May market report: Softwood Lumber Agreement affects markets

Lumber and panel markets have been in disarray over the last couple of months due to negotiations surrounding the Softwood Lumber Agreement.

Timber industry faces severe loss as wildfire burns

Timber industry faces severe loss as wildfire burns

Officials say nearly 32,000 of the acres that have burned in the West Mims fire are private property.

Leaving timber behind, an Alaska town turns to tourism

Leaving timber behind, an Alaska town turns to tourism

Timber used to be the economic engine of Ketchikan, Alaska, but after the pulp mill there closed in the ’90s, the town turned to tourism.

Nevergreen

SLA 2017 – Softwood Lumber Agreement needed to unite forest industry

The SLA, or Softwood Lumber Agreement is important to help regulate the marketplace for softwood lumber.

March 2017 housing report now available

March 2017 housing report now available

The Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service housing market commentaries for March 2017 are now available.