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Coverage of forestry since July 28, 2021.

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‘It’s looking terrible’: Alberta ranchers struggling in provincial drought Globalnews.ca

"...Premier Jason Kenney, Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Environment and Parks Jason Nixon and Associate Minister of Rural Economic Development Nate Horner toured land affected by the drought conditions on July 31. They were joined by officials with the ABP. “They were very positive in the sense that they wanted to work with the leadership of Alberta Beef Producers to find solutions, and we are hopeful that soon we are going to hear some of the solutions,” said Brad Dubeau, general manager of the ABP..."

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Poor air quality due to northwestern Ontario wildfires: Environment Canada

"...Environment Canada says smoke from growing wildfires in northwestern Ontario is leading to poor air quality in the region..."

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Courtenay and Cumberland fire departments respond to early morning wildfire

"...The Courtenay Fire Department battled a wildfire on private property just west of the city. Black Press file photo..."

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Turkey battles wildfires for 6th day; 10,000 are evacuated

"...BOZALAN, Turkey — Selcuk Sanli set his two cows lose, put his family’s most treasured belongings in a car and fled his home as a wildfire approached his village near Turkey’s beach resort of Bodrum, one of thousands fleeing flames that have coated the skies with a thick yellow haze..."

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B.C.'s 2021 wildfires have now burned more than half a million hectares Globalnews.ca

"...British Columbia appears on track for another potentially record-setting wildfire season..."

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'Millions of flies': Food spoiling in evacuated First Nations creating mess

"...WINNIPEG -- First Nation communities evacuated due to wildfires will be coming home to a big mess of spoiled food after power was lost in many areas..."

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FOREST INK: Corporate agenda versus long term community goals

"...When the bioenergy plant started using residual mill material from the Williams Lake sawmills rather than having it burned in beehive burners it was a win-win for industry as well as the public..."

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Four Dead From ‘Worst On Record’ Cyprus Fire

"...Ultimately, climate change has short and long term implications for international peace and security. In the short term, climate change threatens human security. For example, in Cyprus, those whose livelihoods depended on the region will now likely face income instability while waiting for it to regrow..."

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Turkish wildfires: Residents return to destroyed homes as blazes continue

"...Satellite imagery showed smoke from the fires in Antalya and Mersin was extending to the island of Cyprus, around 150 km (100 miles) away. Wildfires are common in southern Turkey in the hot summer months but local authorities say the latest fires have covered a much bigger area. With deadly heatwaves, flooding and wildfires occurring around the world, calls are growing for urgent action to cut the CO2 emissions heating the planet..."

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Canim Lake Band ‘fighting fire with fire'

"...Born and raised in Canim Lake, Archie has been fighting wildfires in some capacity since 1990. He started out on some contract crews before working for the then-Ministry of Forests. After helping to found the 100 Mile Stormriders, he became their crew leader from 1994 to 2001, resigning in 2003..."

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Maritime fire crews experience wildfires out west

"...Wildfire investigator Kara McCurdy at the Nova Scotia Lands and Forestry Forestry Protection office in Shubenacadie, N. S. with some of the investigative gear she took with her to examine wildfires in British Columbia earlier this month..."

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford comments on wildfire situation – July 28, 2021

"...He is joined by Greg Rickford, Ontario’s minister of Indigenous affairs, as well as northern development, mines, natural resources and forestry..."

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Jobs in forestry

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Surintendant(e) Foresterie et planification/Superintendant forestry planning

"...forestiers intégrés et les rapports exigés où la compagnie détient une garantie d'approvisionnement tout en s'assurant du respect à la norme FSC (r) à laquelle la compagnie adhère;..."

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Forestry Technician (Waterloo)

"...foresters with expertise in the identification and management of significant and sensitive natural species and their habitats..."

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Field Planners

"...Who You Are: This is a great opportunity for someone new to their forestry career, who has a degree or diploma in Forestry or Natural Resource..."

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Forestry Technician

"...We treat you like family, and in our industry, there’s an endless stream of opportunities waiting for you..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention forestry.

How the New NDP Policy Intentions for Forestry Impact Old-Growth

Duration: 32:12

"...We speak to Grand Chief Stewart Phillip from the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs and Torrance Coste, the National Campaign Director of Wilderness Committee to get reaction on the B. C..."

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Trouble with some Californian forestry offsets, and reflections on the Texas electrical grid

Duration: 36:32

"...and others reported on major issues with some California forestry credits allegedly being overestimated by a substantial amount..."

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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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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about forestry.

Brooks Mendell - Wood Bioenergy, Supplies, and Timberland Ownership: What We Got Right (and Wrong)

"...In 2012, the Forest History Society published the Issues Series book called Wood for Bioenergy: Forests as a Resource for Biomass and Biofuels, coauthored by Brooks Mendell and Amanda Lang..."

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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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Ms. Pipa Elias: Non-Operator Landowners – Opportunities for Engagement on Soil Health

"...Elias joined The Nature Conservancy in 2014 as a Senior Policy Advisor for land use and climate change and has published more than a dozen reports on sustainable forestry and agriculture related to climate mitigation..."

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Regenerative Farming in Kenya | Circular food systems in East Africa 1/5

"...In this film, hear from two innovative farms in Kenya as they demonstrate how their regenerative farming practices have had a beneficial impact on nature and rural communities, while at the same time helping combat biodiversity loss and climate change..."

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Academic Research

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

Agroforestry and the environment

"...Agroforestry provides numerous provisioning, regulating, cultural and supporting ecosystem services and environmental benefits while promoting eco-intensification based on a more efficient use of the resources..."

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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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Scaling up of jujube-based agroforestry practice and management innovations for improving efficiency and profitability of land

"...In the present study, a traditional jujube/apple kul (Zizyphus mauritiana) orchard was converted into an agroforestry system by including summer vegetables (okra and Indian spinach) and spices (ginger and turmeric) with a view to achieving greater economic return, maximizing land use and providing food and nutritional support..."

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Tracing Austria's biomass consumption to source countries: A product-level comparison between bioenergy, food and material

"...Although oil crop-based biofuels have relatively large primary biomass footprints overseas, bioenergy in Austria qualifies as more regional than food and material products..."

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Diversifying Chile’s climate action away from industrial plantations

"...Diversification, however, must guarantee Chile's long-term carbon sequestration capacity without compromising the ecological functionality of biodiverse tree-less habitats and native forest ecosystems..."

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Theoretical and technical assessment of agroforestry residue potential for electricity generation in Brazil towards 2050

"...The main restrictions are dispersed distribution of biomass over a large area, supply costs, and low efficiencies for energy conversion..."

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Agroforestry trade-offs between biomass provision and aboveground carbon sequestration in the alpine Eisenwurzen region, Austri

"...Mountain agroecosystems deliver essential ecosystem services to society but are prone to climate change as well as socio-economic pressures, making multi-functional land systems increasingly central to sustainable mountain land use policy..."

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Land use decisions under REDD+ incentives when warming temperatures affect crop productivity and forest biomass growth rates

"...Climate change is expected to adversely impact crop productivity and forest stocks of the planet, which will pose food security challenges and complicate carbon mitigation goals..."

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Evaluating growth and intrinsic water-use efficiency in hardwood and conifer mixed plantations

"...Key message Juglans, Fraxinus, Quercus and Pinus species seem to better maximize the carbon?water ratio providing useful indications on species selection for forestry plantations in areas with increasing drought risk..."

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How health and market access associate with agroforestry adoption decisions: evidence from Tabora, Tanzania

"...We also found that acres farmed, education, and extension services are significantly associated to the adoption of the full agroforestry package (adoption of pigeonpea and cassava intercropping)..."

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The impacts of agricultural and urban land-use changes on plant and bird biodiversity in Costa Rica (1986?2014)

"...Our results confirm that deforestation has been reversed and most of the biodiversity considered is housed in forestland, but also that the expansion of export monocultures and urban sprawl have fragmented and isolated these tropical forests..."

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Butea monosperma : a leguminous species for sustainable forestry programmes

"...Forestry and greening programs in urban area are faced due to lack of awareness about multiple roles/benefits of trees, especially their role in drought proofing, prevention of soil and water run-off, degraded land restoration, livelihood security and sustainable development..."

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