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February 2, 2012

Forests? Depends on who's counting

B.C.'s foresters are an argumentative lot, and for the past few years, one particular disagreement has repeatedly seized their attention.

It's the question of how much forest land falls into the official category known as NSR - not satisfactorily restocked.

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3 Feb 2012

Proof Is in: Our Forests Are Badly Mismanaged

On the second of February, I attended a presentation at the Western Silvicultural Contractors' Association AGM in Kamloops.

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February 3, 2012


The Forest Practices Board has confirmed that former forest minister Pat Bell has been grossly understating the true problems facing B.C.’s forests.

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February 1st, 2012

A word from Hon. Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources

The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, today addressed representatives of Canada’s forest industry at a luncheon speech at PaperWeek 2012 in Montreal.

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B.C. Lumber Exports To China skyrocket

ICTORIA - The B.C. government says lumber exports to China have gone through the roof.

It says in the first 11 months of last year, the province had shipped 4.2 billion board feet of lumber to China, exceeding a goal of four billion set four years ago.

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January 20th, 2012

Ontario Auditor General urges tighter oversight of reforestation

The government should do more to oversee private-sector forest companies to make sure they do an adequate job of successfully reforesting areas where timber has been harvested, Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarter says in his 2011 Annual Report.

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January 20th, 2012

North American pellet grew almost triple the growth rate of European production

During the last two years, global wood pellet production increased from about nine million tonnes to some 15-16 million tonnes, while apparent consumption expanded from about nine million to 13 million tonnes.

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Jan. 26, 2012

ForestEthics Launches Petition & Website

After a month of escalating rhetoric from the Harper government and oil industry front groups and confirmation today from internal government documents that the government explicitly identified environmental and aboriginal groups as "adversaries" in its strategy to increase tar sands ex

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Jan 9, 2012

Open letter: Radicals threaten resource development

An open letter from the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, on Canada’s commitment to diversify our energy markets and the need to further streamline the regulatory process in order to advance Canada’s national economic interest.

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January 17th, 2012

Forest Products Sector Council urges collaboration with Aboriginal peoples

Developing effective, local partnerships with Aboriginal peoples will be a critical factor in helping the Canadian forest products sector address future labour force requirements, according to a new report from the Forest Products Sector Council (FPSC-CSPF).


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