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Coverage of forestry since April 13, 2021.

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Quebec Solidaire calls for a moratorium on logging in sugar bushes

"..."Maple syrup sales are growing rapidly and the maple syrup industry relies on maple trees in the public forest to meet part of the demand," wrote Rouyn-Noranda-Temiscamingue MNA Emilise Lessard-Therrien. "However, quality maple groves that could be tapped are currently threatened by industrial logging authorized by the government. We can't accept this without saying anything..."

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FOREST INK: Electrifying the logging industry

"...Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy in the logging sector will require some major challenges and engineering developments but there are some positive moves taking place. My personal experience includes the purchase of an electric chainsaw which has proven superior in many ways to my old gas motor versions. I have also had the opportunity to drive an electric Nissan Leaf and was impressed by the regenerative braking ability to recover the charging of the battery on the down hill sections..."

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: B.C. hasn't managed forests properly

"...Old-growth forests are worth more standing than when they are logged. While they have an immediate economic impact in terms of tourism, they are even more important in terms of the environment: protecting side-hills from erosion, providing habitat for other forms of life and helping to ensure a safe water supply. Old-growth forests are part of the heritage that has been passed on to us and that we must pass on to future generations..."

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Bringing a community forest to Golden

"...Secondary fibre is typically used for pulp and paper, pellet production, or fuel for bioenergy facilities. Forsite consulted major operators in the TSA, and reviewed publicly available data..."

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Forestry Minister Chuck Porter not seeking re-election

"...HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia's lands and forestry minister announced Thursday he will not re-offer in the next provincial election..."

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Another one bites the dust as Chuck Porter becomes latest Liberal MLA to not reoffer

"...READ MORE: N. S. deputy premier Karen Casey will not be reoffering in the next provincial electionPorter was first elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly as the MLA for Hants West in 2006 and was re-elected in 2009, 2013, and 2017..."

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First Nation to increase stake in Alberni Valley tree farm licence

"...A company owned by the Huu-ay-aht First Nation in Port Alberni has plans to acquire from Western Forest Products 28% of a tree farm licence that covers 137,000 hectares in the Alberni Valley, a move that would increase its influence on the future of the massive forestry tenure..."

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US intelligence warns of dire climate consequences that biotech could ease

"...The 156-page “Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World” report, produced by the National Intelligence Council (NIC), predicts there will be more extreme storms, droughts and floods, as well as melting glaciers and ice caps. Rising sea levels will also accompany rising temperatures. The impact will disproportionately fall on the developing world and poorer regions and intersect with environmental degradation to create new vulnerabilities and exacerbate existing risks to economic prosperity, food, water, health and energy security..."

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Kelowna demonstrators show support for Vancouver Island logging activists

"...“These ancient forests are essential for ecosystems and biodiversity on the Island,” Daniel-Hakaroo explained. “It’s about protecting the old-growth from being logged. ”..."

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Collaborative forestry planning process underway

"...The invite from the premier, where he stated to formally establish a coalition to work towards “developing an inclusive, viable and implementable TSA-level vision for industry competitiveness and community economic stability” is a great step in working more closely with the government on the many forestry related initiatives currently going on in the province..."

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Wildfire reduction project to create legacy fund

"...The ongoing large-scale project to reduce the risk of a wildfire sweeping into the community from the Buck Flats area will also have an additional benefit —a legacy fund for the District of Houston for related forestry or silviculture work..."

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Demonstrators in solidarity with Fairy Creek Blockades rally outside office of Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy

"...Fridays For Future West-Kootenay and Extinction Rebellion Nelson supporters rallied Saturday outside the office in Castlegar of Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Katrine Conroy. —Submitted photoSupporters trying to save the last intact old growth forested valley on Vancouver island, the Fairy Creek Watershed, rallied in front of office in Castlegar of the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Katrine Conroy Saturday..."

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Coordinator Forestry and Certification

"...The incumbent will be responsible for assisting and advising senior management, as well as regional managers on forestry and..."

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Logistics and Sales Administrator

"...marine, and forestry operations to offer integrated supply chain services to British Columbia’s forestry and bioenergy industry..."

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Forestry Operations Manager

"...forestry? Skwlax Resource Management has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Forestry Operations Manager to join our team in Chase, British Columbia..."

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Lecturer in Forestry and Land and Food Systems

"...Food Systems Posted March 26, 2021 Applications are invited for a joint Lecturer position in the Faculties of Forestry and Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia..."

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Podcasts

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Reference margin limit removal a win, Alberta minister says

Duration: 8:28

"...The most recent meeting of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) ag leaders came to a conclusion Thursday without a consensus on Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Marie-Claude Bibeau’s proposed AgriStability changes..."

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What we learned in 2020 on nutrition, inequality, ownership, health, agroforestry, profitability, soil

Duration: 09:42

"...Our key lessons from over 40 long interviews, many webinars and a complete series on Transition Finance for Farmers done in 2020. ..."

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Harley Gordon on the blockade situation at Port Renfrew and discussing just what's at stake

Duration: 30:55

"...We chat with UVic forestry researcher Harley Gordon about the blockade situation at Port Renfrew and find out the skinny on what's at stake and what the blockade is pushing for. ..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about forestry.

Climate change in Romania | DW Documentary

"...What’s already happening in Oltenia is also threatening other parts of Europe, as the continent feels the effects of climate change: one summer of drought after another, with serious consequences for both environment and agriculture..."

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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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Science should put a business hat being clearer about Consequences & Solutions

"...Andy has published and edited several books: “Conservation and Biodiversity”, “Population Dynamics of Diseases in Natural Populations”, and “Unsolved Problems in Ecology. ” He has been an external Faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute since 2011..."

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Western Alienation: Speaking up for the Energy Sector, (w/Cody Battershill)

"...Battershill is convinced he can help others realize the important contribution the energy sector makes in our lives and in the Canadian economy..."

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Academic Research

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

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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Economic assessment of rewilding versus agri-environmental nature management

"...restoring natural processes in self-sustaining biodiverse ecosystems, has been proposed as an alternative and is hypothesized to be a more cost-efficient approach to promote biodiversity conservation..."

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Understanding the Impact of Land Use and Land Cover Change on Water?Energy?Food Nexus in the Gidabo Watershed, East African Rif

"...Land use and land cover (LULC) changes have significant influences on the water?energy?food (WEF) nexus, as the WEF nexus characteristics change naturally due to dynamic LULC changes..."

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Predicting modeling scenarios of climate change impact on the CO 2 emissions from an Amazonian hydroelectric reservoir

"...We simulated the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from a great Amazonian hydroelectric reservoir under future climate and land use land cover conditions using a three-dimensional ecological model..."

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Farmers? adaptation to climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in NW Turkey

"...The targets of this approach included sustainable increase in agricultural production, resistance and adaptation to climate change and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions..."

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Pelletizing of lignocellulosic wastes as an environmentally friendly solution for the energy supply: insights on the properties

"...In the context of the circular bioeconomy and cleaner production, the incorporation of the by-products of plant biomass production in the bioenergy chain is fundamental..."

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Landscape heterogeneity analysis using geospatial techniques and a priori knowledge in Sahelian agroforestry systems of Senegal

"...Agroforestry plays a pivotal role for Sahelian communities by allowing simultaneous improvement of food security and conservation of natural ecosystems and their biodiversity..."

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Effects of wind farms on the nest distribution of magpie (Pica pica) in agroforestry systems of Chongming Island, China

"...To test the effect of wind farms on the nest distribution of magpie (Pica pica), a common bird species in agroforestry systems on Chongming Island, China, the differences in magpie nest density variables and character variables were compared between quadrats inside and outside a wind farm..."

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Traditional food plants of the upper Aswa River catchment of northern Uganda?a cultural crossroads

"...Background In the parkland agroforestry system of northern Uganda, smallholder farming households rely on a diversity of plant species to fulfil their nutritional requirements, many of which also serve a range of medicinal, cultural, and livelihood functions..."

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A review of ecological mechanisms for management practices of protective forests

"...Most protective forest studies are dependent on forestry eco-engineering, such as the Great Plains Shelterbelt Project in the United States, the Great Plan for the Transformation of Nature in the Soviet Union, and the Three-North Afforestation Program in China..."

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Long-term standardized forest phenology in Sweden: a climate change indicator

"...Data from tree phenology assessments can be used to recommend best forestry practice and to model tree growth, while berry data can be used to estimate when food resources for animals are most available..."

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