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November 30th, 2011

Alberta making progress against the mountain pine beetle

Aerial surveys show Alberta is making progress in its fight against mountain pine beetle infestations in some parts of the province.

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December 3, 2011

Fiery debate surrounds benefits of salvage operations

Logging B.C.'s beetle-killed pine forests can, in theory, reduce the risk of a wildfire.

But when fire ecologist Bob Gray visits a logging site, he can see just the opposite: a heightened fire risk because of so much uneconomic wood left on the ground.

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December 3, 2011

Forest denizens struggle in clearings

Salvage logging of B.C.'s Interior lodgepole pine forests is having major consequences for wildlife by eliminating vast stretches of habitat used for activities such as feeding, hiding and keeping warm or cool.

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December 4, 2011

'Dead' pine forests very much alive

Phil Burton calls this place a jungle.

It's not the tropical Amazonian rainforest or even B.C.'s temperate rainforest, but a stand of lodgepole pine located off the Pelican Forest Service Road about an hour's drive southwest of Prince George.

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December 2, 2011

In the wake of a plague

The plan was simple: Log and sell as much dead pine as possible before it decayed or burned. But the environmental costs of the large-scale salvaging of Interior forests are still being tallied...

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November 30, 2011

Reporting the Results of Forestry Activities: Compliance with Section 86 of the Forest Planning and Practices Regulation

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November 18th, 2011

Wood First commitments in 40 local governments in B.C.

British Columbia’s Wood Enterprise Coalition (WEC) today congratulated Regional District of Kootenay Boundary on the passage of its new Wood First Resolution in support of the province’s Wood First Act – making it the 40th local government in BC to pass a Wood Fi

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Nov. 24, 2011

The seeds have been planted, now we're looking to grow

The Trees of Knowledge™ program is back for 2012 and will award one eco-conscious school a complete, customized outdoor classroom, valued at $20,000.

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November 25th, 2011

Coast Tsimshian Resources signs contract to sell logs to Chinese company

Coast Tsimshian Resources has signed a contract to sell 150,000 cubic metres of logs to Fujian Hijong Wood Industry Co. Ltd. of Putian, China.


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November 15, 2011


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