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Changes to B.C. lumber regulation to drive local manufacturing, job growth

Changes to the Manufactured Forest Products Regulation are being introduced in the Interior of B.C. to expand manufacturing requirements for the export of cedar and cypress lumber.

Klahoose First Nation purchase majority of forest tenure within traditional territory

The Klahoose First Nation has signed a landmark deal with Interfor to purchase a total tenure of 181,036 cubic metres of annual cut of forest lands in the Nation’s traditional territory.

P.E.I. Invasive Species Council begins preparing for arrival of invasive insect

P.E.I. has begun raising public awareness about the hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive species known to infect hemlock trees and has been present in the Maritime provinces since 2017.

Ontario earmarks $1.5M for 15 projects under Forest Biomass Program

The Ontario government is funding 15 projects under its new Forest Biomass Program, doling out the first $1.5 million of a $19.6-million investment.

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2023 Softwood lumber market year-end update

Toward the end of October, North American softwood lumber prices began their usual annual seasonal drop. Customers, whether retailers or end users, continued to make purchases for immediate needs only, keeping inventories quite lean. » Read More...

How B.C.'s largest community forest is building resilience to wildfire

In a bid to safeguard their community from the escalating threat of wildfires, British Columbia’s largest community forest is proactively undertaking wildfire risk reduction work with support from Forest Enhancement Society of BC funding. » Read More...

Spotlight on excellence: Nick Price

Nick is the owner of Valley View Industries in Kamloops, B.C. His journey in the forest industry began in 2009 when he started working in the family business, making cedar fencing and gazebos. » Read More...

Lumber prices rise on ongoing supply constraints: Madison's

In the week ending Nov. 24, the price of Western S-P-F 2x4 #2&Btr KD (RL) was US$414 mfbm. This is up by $10, or two per cent from the previous week when it was $404 mfbm. » Read More...

B.C. funds 19 new forestry, bioenergy projects through FESBC

The B.C. government has announced funding for 19 new projects through the Forest Enhancement Society of BC, including a wildfire fuel break, low-value log transportation, and shipping fibre to a bioenergy facility. » Read More...

Alberta forest management plans will help combat wildfire risk: woodlands manager

Mercer Peace River Pulp woodlands manager Frazer Butt says that historical data shows forests in Alberta would burn every 35 to 100 years without suppression and prevention efforts. » Read More...

Opinion: Federal policies need to better reflect rural Canada

The federal government needs to do a better job of ensuring policy development is more deeply rooted in local feedback, says Derek Nighbor. » Read More...


Call for speakers at the 2024 Women in Forestry Virtual Summit

The Women in Forestry Virtual Summit is welcoming speaker proposals to present at the fourth annual digital day of discussion around gender and diversity in the forest sector. » Read More...


21st Annual BC Natural Resources Forum

January 16, 2024 | Prince George, B.C. »

Forest Nova Scotia AGM 

February 6, 2024 | White Point, Nova Scotia » Read More...