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Women In Forestry

Complete 2020 CFI Contractor Survey now available

Last spring, we surveyed logging contractors across the country for our biennial Contractor Survey. Results of the survey were published in survey snippets and regional reports on our website, and now we’ve released the full 58-page 2020 CFI Contractor Survey digital report!

NAHB: U.S. housing starts end 2020 strong, but risks ahead

Led by a solid, double-digit gain in single-family starts, overall housing starts increased 5.8 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.67 million units. But rising lumber prices and increasing regulatory cost concerns could affect future production.

WRI: Global wood fibre price indices moved up in Q3 2020

The Global Softwood Fiber Price Index (SFPI) was up 1.4 per cent q-o-q in the 3Q/20, the first increase in almost two years. The rise was mainly due to the weakening U.S. dollar.
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Featured News 
COFI Final Cut

Final Cut: All BC communities are forestry communities

B.C.’s forest industry remains a cornerstone of the economy and as the province continues its recovery from the pandemic, it is poised to get more people back to work, writes Susan Yurkovich, president and CEO of COFI, in the latest Final Cut column. » Read more...
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Saw Filing 101: It’s all about the tooth

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Madisons Lumber Report

U.S. remodeling industry confidence strong despite COVID-19

“The fourth quarter RMI reading of 79 still signals ongoing growth for remodelers into 2021,” said NAHB chief economist Robert Dietz. “NAHB’s economic forecast predicts GDP growth accelerating as we enter the second half of 2021.” » Read more...

FESBC-supported cariboo wildfire risk reduction project nears completion

Zanzibar Holdings Ltd. and the community of Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (St-wet-lem hight-lem) (SXFN) have partnered to reduce wildfire risk to the rural communities of Big Bar Lake, B.C., with funding from FESBC. The projects are nearly complete now and have provided multiple benefits to the surrounding community. » Read more...

Kalesnikoff proposes agroforestry project

The project, called “The Selous in Bloom,” would create a multi-level, diverse, fire-resistant forest and garden and address food security threats, among other benefits. » Read more...