By The Tree Frog Forestry News
Tolko extends BC mill curtailments into 2023, adding to end-of-year gloom hanging over BC’s forestry industry. In related news: Jock Finlayson says BC government policies exacerbate the fibre shortfall, Vaughn Palmer says the sector has been in decline for a long time; and COFI’s Linda Coady says flashpoint issues also create future opportunity. In other Business news: Canada’s Competition Bureau reaches agreement on Domtar/Resolute deal; Canada’s first Indigenous-owned bioenergy facility opens; and Mercer employs bioenergy certification scheme.
In Forestry/Climate news: Biden’s old-growth directive puts Oregon timber project on hold; Grassy Narrows marks two decades of logging prevention; an investigation affirms BC’s enforcement of its Wildfire Act; and CN Rail is on the hook for starting 2015 wildfire near Lytton, BC.
Finally, the Hawaii Lumber Products Association is closing; GreenFirst’s Rick Doman retires; and a North Carolina professor is named Conservation Scholar.