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Coverage of forestry since September 7, 2023.

The threat of wildfires is rising. So are new AI solutions to fight them

"...Wildfires fueled by climate change have ravaged communities from Maui to the Mediterranean this summer, killing many people, exhausting firefighters and fueling demand for new solutions. Enter artificial intelligence..."

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Feedback sought on forestry plan amendment above Arrow Lakes

"...Request seeks to facilitate salvage logging resulting from Douglas-fir beetle damage Betsy KlineSep. 21, 2023 1:30 p. m..."

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BCBC: CleanBC will push B.C.’s economy into recession-like conditions

"...In last month’s column, we summarized the expected economic impacts of the latest iteration of CleanBC, as reported in economic modelling commissioned – but not discussed publicly – by the government. The comprehensive modelling work is the best information available on what’s expected to happen to the B. C..."

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BC United unveils wildfire policy reforms, which involve incorporating local expertise

"...Opposition leader Kevin Falcon says wildfire policy reforms unveiled by BC United includes plans to leverage local expertise — a strategy informed by the experiences of North Shuswap residents who stayed behind to fight the Bush Creek East fire despite evacuation orders..."

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FOREST INK: Develop a national strategy to salvage wood burned in wildfires

"...As he points out this could be a window of opportunity to consider other options to mill closures but it will be a short-term supply of cheap wood. He then goes on to discuss the longer-term changes that need to take place to deal with the increasing wildfire season. It is time to talk about developing reforestation plans where harvested mixed-wood stands are returned to mixed-wood forests instead of being converted to softwood mono cultures..."

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Lee bringing high winds, heavy rain as powerful storm hits Atlantic Canada Globalnews.ca

"...As of 9:30 a. m. , Nova Scotia Power was reporting more than 123,000 customers without power, and NB Power was reporting 16,800 customers in the dark..."

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Fuel mitigation funding announced for Kaslo, Harrop-Procter

"...“Their support of these transformative projects demonstrates their commitment to helping communities reduce their risk of catastrophic wildfire events and transforming waste wood into green energy and sustainable products. They are taking action on climate change while at the same time promoting job growth and community resiliency throughout our province. ”..."

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B.C. deer are stressed and under population threat due to the past wildfires in the Skeetchestn territory.

"...The education campaign for deer comes after the worst recorded wildfire season in B. C. Samantha HolomaySep..."

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Okanagan firefighters reflect on 9/11 losses against charred wildfire backdrop Globalnews.ca

"...First responders wore forestry gear to honour those who lost their lives this year in forest fire accidents and everyone who lost their lives on 9/11..."

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FOREST INK: A new way forward for managing our inland rainforest

"...For those who like to get out into the woods and may be new to forest management it is an excellent guide to see first hand what results when we have practice clearcutting in an attempt to replace so-called “decadent forests” with faster-growing monocultures..."

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B.C.'s forests are becoming more flammable due to climate change, finds study

"...Climate change has dried out British Columbia’s forests, making them more flammable and driving a spike in wildfire activity since 2005 — a trend that is expected to worsen in coming years, a new study has found..."

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Okanagan residents warned not to dodge wildfire checkpoints Globalnews.ca

"...Residents of wildfire evacuation zones around West Kelowna, B. C. , are being warned not to try to dodge police checkpoints and to stay out of restricted areas or face possible fines..."

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Jobs in forestry

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention forestry.

The Agronomists, Ep 76: Len Hingley and Catherine Kerkhoff on irrigation management

Duration: 1:07:28

"...This episode of The Agronomists is hosted by Kara Oosterhuis, tackling irrigation management with guests Catherine Kerkhoff, of Hytech Production, and Len Hingley, of Alberta Agriculture, Forestry & Rural Economic Development..."

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Alberta looking to strengthen business risk management headed into APF meetings, says agriculture minister

Duration: 2:29

"...As the calendar quickly flips through the summer months, eyes are beginning to focus on the Agricultural Policy Framework — or APF — meetings set for July..."

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Episode 88: Cara Nelson On The United Nations Decade On Ecosystem Restoration

Duration: 37:01

"...Welcome to a special Earth Day episode of the Rewilding Earth Podcast!..."

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“The damage has already been done,” says Alberta fertilizer analyst

Duration: 8:57

"...It’s a surprise to only a few at this point to hear we’re currently at a 20-year high in the fertilizer markets..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about forestry.

Agroforestry in California w/ Guner Tautrim

"...In the final episode of our 3-part #agroforestry series, we head to the Gaviota coast of California where Guner Tautrim of @gaviotagivings shows us how living forages (in the form of mulberry, black locust, and carob trees) provide a reliable and inexpensive feedstock for his animals, while producing many other soil health and ecosystem benefits in his Mediterranean climate..."

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Mr. Bruce Knight: Catalyzing a National Ecosystem Services Market

"...Knight explains the history of the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) and details how ecosystem service markets can add incentives to motivate farmers and ranchers to improve soil health..."

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What are cumulative effects?

"...Pollutants from urban runoff, like oil and gas, that might have spilled or dripped on the road..."

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Algae - natures answer to fossil fuels and plastics!!

"...Algae has been used by humans for thousands of years, but the idea of using algae as a secret weapon to combat climate change is definitely a modern day concept..."

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Academic Research

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

Wildfire national carbon accounting: how natural and anthropogenic landscape fires emissions are treated in the 2020 Australian

"...Greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting of emissions from land use, land-use change, and forestry necessarily involves consideration of landscape fire..."

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Forest Change in China: A Review

"...Forests and the dynamic changes play decisive roles in soil erosion prevention, biodiversity conservation and climate warming mitigation, and are crucial for China to achieve carbon neutrality because of the ability for carbon uptake..."

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Leaf litter arthropods show little response to structural retention in a Central European forest

"...Retention forestry tries to achieve biodiversity conservation by preservation of tree structural elements such as deadwood and tree microhabitats to provide more heterogeneous habitat..."

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Stakeholders? Perspectives of Species Diversity in Tree Plantations: a Global Review

"...Summary Our findings (i) describe the geographical distribution of publications investigating human perspectives about forest plantation diversity; (ii) build understanding of how political engagement and governance systems can support forest initiatives on forest conservation, management, and restoration; and (iii) demonstrate how these perspectives can create possibilities and opportunities for sustainable development in forestry..."

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Drivers and Barriers of Residual Agroforestry Biomass Valorization: A Bibliometric Analysis

"...Residual agroforestry biomass, a byproduct of agricultural and forestry practices, can be used as feedstock in various industries, including bioenergy, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics..."

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Materials, fuels, upgrading, economy, and life cycle assessment of the pyrolysis of algal and lignocellulosic biomass: a review

"...Here we review the pyrolysis of algal and lignocellulosic biomass with focus on pyrolysis products and mechanisms, oil upgrading, combining pyrolysis and anaerobic digestion, economy, and life cycle assessment..."

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Orchard meadows: consumer perception and communication of a traditional agroforestry system in Germany

"...Europe has a large variety of historic cultural agroforestry systems which provide numerous ecosystem services..."

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Promoting net-zero economy through climate-smart agriculture: transition towards sustainability

"...Land management practices, such as zero tillage, minimal tillage, crop residue decomposition, cover crops, and planting legumes, provide increased economic benefits..."

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The Effects of Forest Operations and Silvicultural Treatments on Litter Decomposition Rate: a Meta-analysis

"...Purpose of Review As litter decomposition is a fundamental process in forest ecosystems, representing the link between aboveground and belowground biogeochemical processes, we developed an effect size summarisation of the implications of forest management on litter decomposition rate, by applying a multi-level meta-analysis and multivariate mixed-effects meta-analytic linear models..."

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Enhancing Resilience of Boreal Forests Through Management Under Global Change: a Review

"...Yet, it remains unclear how to translate the theoretical knowledge into practice and how to operationalize boreal forest management to maintain forest ecosystem services and functions under changing global conditions..."

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A national-scale assessment of land use change in peatlands between 1989 and 2020 using Landsat data and Google Earth Engine?a

"...Ireland needs to meet its 2030 climate energy framework targets related to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from land use, land use change and forestry, including wetlands..."

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Potential of agroforestry orchards as a conservation set-aside initiative in industrial rubber tree and oil palm plantations fo

"...However, the establishment of agroforestry orchards as a part of a conservation set-aside programme may aid biodiversity by providing a wider range of ecological niches to support more diverse bird fauna within industrial monoculture plantations..."

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