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Coverage of forest management since July 7, 2021.

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Residents ask RDN to try to protect Nanaimo River swimming hole

"...“The numerous personal comments on the Change. org petition tell me that people love this area and do not want to lose accessibility nor see its beauty destroyed,” said Taylor. “Logging will undoubtedly have environmental ramifications as well, largely due to the coal mining debris that remain in the forest along the river..."

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A look at the Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation's Tree Farm License north of Revelstoke

"...I am specifically going to discuss Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 56 which is owned and managed by the City of Revelstoke. Your forest corporation is commonly known as RCFC which is the (Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation). We have been operating since 1993 and have a proven track recorded of responsible and sustainable forest management..."

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Letter: Calling logging ‘sustainable' doesn't make it so

"...Science shows that only old-growth forests have a high degree of biodiversity and provide food and homes for wildlife. Animals die when we eradicate what they eat and where they live. Replanting with monoculture tree plantations, dousing them with pesticides, and cutting them down within 40 to 80 years does not provide homes and food for wildlife..."

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LETTER: Stop old-growth logging until plan in place

"...In 1992, a consensus report entitled ‘An Old Growth Strategy for BC’ was presented to the NDP government. The 2020 Merkel Gorley report entitled ‘A new Future for Old Forest’ revealed that the 1992 report recommendations were not implemented. With no forest management plan for old-growth, we are facing loss of biodiversity, economic uncertainty and conflict..."

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New trailer promotes partnership between forestry, Cowichan District Hospital Foundation

"...Representatives from nine forestry companies active in the Cowichan Valley gather at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for the unveiling of a new trailer that will promote their support of the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation. (Submitted)..."

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Concerns raised over new forest management agreement in Alberta Globalnews.ca

"...Earl is also adamant improvements need to be made when prioritizing all areas of sustainability. “Forests don't just provide timber; they provide habitat for wildlife, they provide water filtration, flood mitigation, biodiversity values, opportunities for recreation,” she said. When asked about public consultation, Kulcsar told Global News Spray Lake Sawmills takes community and Indigenous involvement very seriously..."

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Concerns raised over new Alberta forest management agreement

"...Several wilderness groups in the province have spoken up against a new agreement that will see a private company given more responsibility over forest management in southern Alberta. Eloise Therien has more on what this changes and why there are worries..."

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Young forests are preferred summer vacation destinations for bats

"...New findings from researchers at the UConn College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources, published in Forest Ecology and Management, finds that a number of bat species native to the Northeast are highly active in newly created forest spaces, foraging for food at higher rates than is typical of mature forests..."

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What Should a Dean of Forestry Say about Old-Growth Logging? The Tyee

"...John Innes is dean of the faculty of forestry and holds the Forest Renewal BC chair in forest management at the University of British Columbia. Michael Nelson holds the Ruth H. Spaniol chair in renewable resources and is professor of environmental ethics and philosophy at Oregon State University..."

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LETTER- Clean water should take precedence over logging rights

"...Mosaic wants to log in the Union Bay community watershed now that taxpayers paid millions to end a long-standing boil water advisory and invest in a water treatment plant? This investment was meant for the community, not a predatory logging company to turn a quick buck..."

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How climate change and fires are shaping the forests of the future

"...Forest fires are already a global threat. "But considering how climate change is progressing, we are probably only at the beginning of a future that will see more and bigger forest fires," explains Rupert Seidl, Professor of Ecosystem Dynamics and Forest Management in Mountain Landscapes at TUM..."

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Houston part of largest district tree planting program this year

"...Trees are also extremely valuable for carbon sequestration – they hold carbon from the atmosphere and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Replanting harvested areas also reduces the risk of landslides and floods, while forests support the biodiversity and wildlife habitat British Columbians value..."

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Jobs in forest management

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Lead Hand Forest Management - City of Coquitlam (Coquitlam, BC)

"...The ideal candidate will possess Pesticide Applicator Certification as a requirement of the position, however, candidates without certification may be considered provided they successfully complete this certification during their probationary period at their own expense..."

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Environmental Technician - Arboriculture - City of New Westminster (New Westminster, BC)

"...You have an ability to explain and interpret bylaws and regulations, to maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts, provide technical information and assistance, deal tactfully and courteously with others on contentious issues, and to employ contemporary service excellence principles at work..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about forest management.

The Story of B.C. Wood

"...From planting forests to manufacturing products, the forest sector in British Columbia is a sophisticated and interconnected network involving sustainable forest management, wood processing and hundreds of communities that live, work and play in these forests..."

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Sustainable Forest Management in B.C.

"...is recognized as a global leader in sustainable forest management, meeting the environmental, social and economic needs of current and future generations..."

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How Technology is Transforming B.C.'s Forest Sector

"...As a leader in sustainable forest management, British Columbia (B. C. ) is using the latest technology to provide the best possible information for the management of B..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about forest management relevant to the latest news.

Diverging rationalities between forest fire management services and the general public after the 21st-century mega-fires in Gre

"...Wildfire risk related to hazards on people and assets is expected to increase in the face of climate change, especially in fire-prone environments such as the Mediterranean Basin..."

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Changes in plant debris and carbon stocks across a subalpine forest successional series

"...Conclusions The stock and role of woody debris, particularly coarse woody debris, varied greatly with the forest successional stage and dominated the carbon cycle in the subalpine forest ecosystem..."

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The influence of human values on attitudes and behaviours towards forest conservation

"...Anthropocentric and relational value orientations emerged as most dominant, with both positive and negative influences on a number of forest conservation attitudes and behaviours, albeit with more evidence for positive influence..."

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Evolution of Portuguese community forests and their governance based on new institutional economics

"...Portuguese community-based forestry is an interesting research subject from a New Institutional Economics perspective..."

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Modeling wildfire drivers in Chinese tropical forest ecosystems using global logistic regression and geographically weighted lo

"...The tropics is an area with high incidence of wildfire all over the world in recent years, and the forest ecosystem in the tropics is extremely fragile..."

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Paludification reduces black spruce growth rate but does not alter tree water use efficiency in Canadian boreal forested peatla

"...Further research on carbon allocation strategies is of utmost importance to understand the carbon sink capacity of these widespread ecosystems in the context of climate change, and to make appropriate forest management decisions in the boreal biome..."

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An Automatic Method for Tree Species Point Cloud Segmentation Based on Deep Learning

"...Tree species segmentation is an essential condition for research forestry and has a large impact on forest resource monitoring, sustainable forest management, and biodiversity research..."

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Effects of root dominate over aboveground litter on soil microbial biomass in global forest ecosystems

"...Conclusions These data provide a global evidence that root litter inputs exert a larger control on microbial biomass than aboveground litter inputs in forest ecosystems..."

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