Sustainability
March 28, 2016 - Woody debris in forests of temperate and boreal ecological zones is created by natural (wildfire and insect outbreaks) and harvesting (logging) disturbances. Salvage logging and clearcutting often leave much woody debris after the processing of trees. A major “perception” of our utilitarian outlook is to define excess woody debris as “wood waste,” particularly the residue (slash) occurring after conventional and salvage harvesting of forests.
March 8, 2016 - The Forest Innovation Fund provides up to 50 per cent, to a maximum of $50,000 in grant funding for small and medium companies to support research and development, innovative technologies, and new or improved products to optimize the fibre supply in Mountain Pine Beetle affected areas.
February 24, 2016 - There are some unusual things going on in forest certification. The trend lines are heading in different directions.
February 23, 2015 - Ledcor have posted a video showing how it works with local logging contractors to arrange roadside grinding of residuals (broken stems, waste branches, etc.).
February 16, 2016 - Climate change is happening quickly, but forests adapt slowly. That’s the root of the problem that will challenge Canada’s forest industry for the next hundred years.
February 10, 2016 - Halifax-based East Coast Environmental Law’s (“ECELAW”) purpose is to encourage innovative and effective environmental laws in Atlantic Canada. In December 2015, ECELAW released the report Forest Biomass Energy Policy in the Maritime Provinces: Accounting for Science, written by lawyer Jamie Simpson. Simpson’s purpose is to evaluate Maritime provincial government policies regarding forest biomass energy.   
February 9, 2016 - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) recently stated it is abandoning its mediation efforts with Resolute Forest Products, and that Resolute has been unwilling to engage in mediation efforts to resolve issues surrounding suspended FSC certificates. According to a recent article in The Globe and Mail, the FSC is also considering the potential expulsion of Resolute FP from its membership. Resolute is currently the second-largest holder of FSC certifications in North America.
January 27, 2016 - Building upon the success of the inaugural event in 2015, the second National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day in Canada will be held on May 7, 2016.
December 30, 2015 - In the wake of a landmark global climate deal reached in Paris, East Coast Environmental Law (ECELAW) has released a report calling into question the carbon impact of widespread biomass energy use. ECELAW, Atlantic Canada’s only environmental law charity, is calling on provincial governments in the Maritimes to change their renewable energy policies to bring them in line with the current scientific understanding of the impacts of biomass energy.
December 10, 2015 - Earth observation big data analytics company Global Surface Intelligence (GSi) has harnessed its machine learning software - developed in part from missile guidance systems - to help protect the virgin forest of the indigenous Cree First Nation of Waswanipi people of Broadback Valley in Quebec.
November 25, 2015 - The recent report of the chief forester for Quebec takes stock of the health of the public forest in Quebec and presents an analysis of progress and areas for improvement related to seven major sustainable development criteria and 26 issues. The analysis focuses particularly on the protection of biodiversity, timber production and companies’ values with regard to decisions affecting the forest.
October 19, 2015 - With the release of the FSC Global Strategic Plan 2015-2020, the Forest Stewardship Council is declaring an intention to more than double its share of global forest-based trade in the next five years, to 20 per cent.
October 13, 2015 — A potential revolution is unfolding on out-of-the-way logging roads. Foresters and researchers are innovating unique ways to make use of forest residues—low quality trees, tree tops, limbs, and chunks that formerly would have been left in slash piles and burned, or worse, left to rot.
October 13, 2015 - Mathieu LeBlanc is passionate about restoring the Acadian forests in New Brunswick. So passionate, that he quit his job at a forestry consulting firm in Western Quebec, sold his home, and moved himself and his pregnant wife to the Moncton area. Once there, he started up his forestry restoration and management business, ACFOR – an acronym for “Acadian Forest” – and so far, the gamble has paid off.
September 22, 2015 – The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) and its partners across North America set a new Guinness World Records title, planting 202,935 trees in one hour. SFI partnered with 29 teams of 25 to 100 people each to plant trees in locations from New York City to Vancouver Island, B.C. 
September 17, 2015 - The world's forests must be recognized as "more than trees,” the XIV World Forestry Congress meeting in Durban, South Africa, concluded. Instead, forests hold vast potential to play a decisive role in ending hunger, improving livelihoods and combating climate change.
August 18, 2015 - According to data provided by Global Surface Intelligence (GSi), The Great Bear Rain Forest (GBRF) in British Columbia is showing significant signs of recovery since the formation of land use protection zones in 2006 and 2009, proving that environmental groups, communities and industries can work together to conserve our precious forests. 
August 18, 2015 - In early June, the G7 countries declared that they would work towards decarbonization by 2100.
August 11, 2015 - Natural Resources Canada has been working since June on a new program to predict two weeks in advance how many large fires will break out in different fire centres around Canada, castanet.net reports. READ MORE.
July 3, 2015 - Canada Fibers Ltd. announced today that it has taken bold steps towards the creation of superior value from municipal and commercial solid waste.  Canada Fibers has created an affiliate named Urban Resource Group Inc., which will focus on production of high quality sustainable products from solid waste. Canada Fibers' solid waste recovery operations include four municipal recovery facilities in Ontario, as well as two large-scale commercial recovery facilities.

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