While insects have left many hillsides across Montana gray with dead trees, a past study in the Elkhorns, in addition to the range’s federal designation as a wildlife management unit, made it an ideal place to study how wildlife reacts when landscapes change, said Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologist Kelly Proffitt.
In the second of a series of introductory meetings countywide, Plumas Collaborative representatives met with dozens of Portola residents Feb. 18, at the city library, to ignite a collective dialog on the management of local forests.
The first ‘paper’ was largely created from bamboo but papermaking over the next 60-800 years also used rattan, mulberry, rice straw, and even seaweed.
Private timberland owners and the state officials charged with protecting those lands are both in the dark over how consecutive bad fire seasons will change the way Oregon pays to fight catastrophic wildfires.
Nearly 900,000 single-family homes across 13 states in the western U.S. are currently designated at “High” or “Very High” risk for wildfire damage, representing a combined total reconstruction value estimated at more than $237 billion.
The Clearwater Basin Collaborative, a working group of various interests, from recreation and conservation to the timber industry, has issued a report listing its accomplishments in working out management issues for the Clearwater-Nez Perce National Forests.
The infestation of the Mountain Pine Beetle continues to grow across the West and Montana's forests are not immune to the damage and destruction that's left behind when these nasty, little creatures move in.
A new study from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) demonstrates the conversion of lignin-derived compounds to adipic acid, an important industrial dicarboxylic acid produced for its use as a precursor to nylon, plasticizers, lubricants, polyesters, and other popular products and chemicals.
Beneficial State Bank is considering constructing an 11-story multi-use wood building in Portland, OR that would house corporate offices and affordable housing.
California raked in $1 billion in first cap-and-trade auction of the year, and since they take place every quarter, it can look forward to raising about $4 billion this year.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of up to $8.7 million in funding for bioenergy research and education efforts as well as publishing the final rule for a program that provides incentives for farmers and forest landowners interested in growing and harvesting biomass for renewable energy.
The first in a series of blogs honoring the United Nation’s 2015 International Day of Forests Did you know that carbon dioxide, or CO2, is one of the main contributors to the greenhouse gases that are causing climate change? And, did you know that one averaged-size tree – say a 30-footer – can store hundreds [...]
In response to George Monbiot (Our government’s big green idea: let’s subsidise natural disasters, 25 February): the Environment Agency is already using natural processes to tackle floods at source and reduce flood risk to communities. These range from increasing woodland areas, which intercept rain and absorb ground water, to using ponds to store excess water. Coastal...
The value of a modern logging technique has been revealed for maintaining biodiversity in tropical forests that are used for timber production. The most comprehensive study of Reduced-Impact Logging (RIL) to date has been completed, surveying wildlife communities over a five-year period before and after timber harvesting.
27 February, 2015
The future of an 80 million USD land titling project in Peru financed by the Inter American Development Bank is on a knife edge as indigenous organisations have filed a petition (1) to the Peruvian government demanding a formal process of consultation before...
The Serious Fraud Office has opened a criminal investigation into “alleged fraud concerning Global Forestry Investments”. The company’s “ethical” investments in teak plantations in Brazil may not have been so ethical after all. REDD-Monitor wrote about Global Forestry Investments in March 2014. The company, which is now in liquidation, was …...
27 February, 2015
Dear Colloquium Organizers,
The Government of Kenya and the World Bank have invited us and other traditional forest-dependent communities to sit down with them at the International Colloquium Conference at Eldoret next week.
After decades of suffering from evictions and harassment, we have been eagerly anticipating discussing a positive way forward for the forests and for our communities. One that...
AXA Real Estate Investment Manager has completed the acquisition of three forest estates in Finland, covering 3,700 hectares in total, for a consideration of Euro 11.2 million with UPM.
SCA has appointed Linda Nyberg as Vice President Media Relations and Online Communications. Linda is one of Sweden's leading journalists and communicators, with both national and international experience....
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Based on a successful preliminary assessment, the LEIPA Group predicts investment in a significant expansion of containerboard production capacities. The company's headquarters in Schwedt are being examined as the location for the expansion....
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