RY Timber company puts land for sale; Company will reinvest proceeds in Montana

RY Timber company puts land for sale; Company will reinvest proceeds in Montana

One of Wallowa County’s largest private landowners has put nearly 20,000 acres of forestland on the market.

Can the Finnish forest become a center for sustainable fashion?

Can the Finnish forest become a center for sustainable fashion?

I would never have imagined back in 2011, the year I returned to Stora Enso, that about five years later I would be speaking in a big conference in London wearing a dress made out of our wood fibers.

Maine company seeks to produce innovative wood-fiber insulating boards

Maine company seeks to produce innovative wood-fiber insulating boards

GO Logic is trying to attract an overseas company to make the boards here, and it’s also developing a product of its own.

CCR:: 4FRI stallout vindicates city-funded forest thinning plan

4FRI stallout vindicates city-funded forest thinning plan

Five years seems like a long time to turn a vote at the polls for Flagstaff watershed protection into an on-the-ground forest restoration project.

Montana: Untold stories of the Jocko Lakes Fire 

Montana: untold stories of the Jocko Lakes Fire 

The $31.5 million price tag for the 2007 Jocko Lakes Fire made it the costliest fire in Montana history to date.

Commercial activities on National Forests

Commercial activities on National Forests

Headwaters Economics produced two interactive maps to show the range of commercial activities on National Forests at the Forest, state and forest region levels.

Scientists are using this collection of wood samples to combat illegal logging

Scientists are using this collection of wood samples to combat illegal logging

If his wood collection is any reflection of his character, Archie F. Wilson (1903-1960) was a meticulous man, tenacious in the pursuit of scientific precision yet compelled by beauty.

Carbon offsets really do help lower emissions

Carbon offsets really do help lower emissions

A new study examining the efficacy of paying to preserve forests finds that carbon offsets do produce genuine emissions reductions.

June 2017 housing report now available

June 2017 housing report now available

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

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Freres August market report: Disturbances in log production predict a challenging Fall market

July was a tumultuous month for wood products even without our own struggles with the fire at the Freres Lumber Company’s Plant 4.

Massive fires increasing wood prices 

Massive fires increasing wood prices 

Massive forest fires in western parts of Canada and the U.S. are not only choking us with layers of smoke, but are cutting off lumber supplies around our country.

Tougher than steel: Japan looks to wood pulp to make lighter auto parts

Tougher than steel: Japan looks to wood pulp to make lighter auto parts

The global push among carmakers to make ever lighter vehicles is leading some auto suppliers in Japan to turn to what seems like an unlikely substitute for steel – wood.

Wyoming State Forestry Division launches “don’t move firewood” campaign

Wyoming State Forestry Division launches “Don’t Move Firewood” campaign

The Wyoming State Forestry Division has kicked off an initiative to raise public awareness about the potential for transporting tree-killing insects and diseases in firewood.

Wood products companies get social

Wood products companies get social

Pallet and packaging companies share their experiences and best practices when it comes to social media success.

Colville’s A to Z timber project can move forward, court rules

Colville’s A to Z timber project can move forward, court rules

A contested timber sale and forest restoration project on the Colville National Forest can procede, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.

Lignin can make building materials less toxic, replaces petroleum

Lignin can make building materials less toxic, replaces petroleum

A collaborative study by Mojgan Nejad, MSU forestry, proves that lignin, a byproduct of paper and bioethanol production, can completely replace phenol in phenolic adhesive formulation.

Need graphene? Grab a saw

Need graphene? Grab a saw

Rice University chemists make laser-induced graphene from wood.

Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act: Headwaters to big water, wilderness friends seek help for Blackfoot

Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act: Headwaters to big water, wilderness friends seek help for Blackfoot

Alec Underwood accidentally hooked one of the biggest justifications for passing the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act as he floated by Belmont Creek.

Log and lumber export demand adds tension to pricing, says Pope Resources CEO

Log and lumber export demand adds tension to pricing, says Pope Resources CEO

Lumber supplier Pope Resources says a new sawmill in Washington and diminished imports of Canadian logs are driving up its prices.

Trump officials, Sen. Wyden work to boost Oregon lumber industry

Trump officials, Sen. Wyden work to boost Oregon lumber industry

President Trump has personally assured Ron Wyden, Oregon’s senior U.S. senator, that he will work to reinvigorate Oregon’s timber industry, primarily by pressing for a more favorable trade deal with Canada. “He said he would assign his officials to it and he has done that,” Wyden said Friday of the Republican president. CONTINUE READING