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CFI opens nominations for ninth annual Top 10 Under 40

For nine years now, CFI has been recognizing young forestry workers’ achievements in with our Top 10 Under 40 contest. Strong work ethic, leadership by example and efforts to grow the quality of our industry will be acknowledged. Join us as we celebrate the next-generation of forestry stars!

BC sets out plan to modernize forestry regulations

The plan has three guiding principles: increased sector participation, enhanced stewardship and sustainability, and a strengthened social contract that will give government more control over management of the industry.

San Group to invest $100M in four forestry-based projects

The investment includes $50-$60 million for an agreement to ship lumber via container ships from Port Alberni’s deep sea port, and $15 million in the company’s Coulson sawmill for a new second line that can process small, low-grade or odd-shaped logs.
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Opinion: Forestry does not equal deforestation – and other lessons I’ve learned as a Canadian forester

“How do you make a forest more resistant to climate change? Improve its health and vigour through management. How do you make a landbase suitable for a variety of creatures? Manage for a diversity of forest types and ages, representative of natural conditions,” writes Lacey Rose, forester for the County of Renfrew and co-founder of Women in Wood. » Register now!

The business of sawmilling: BCIT, industry group launch second program

In January 2018, BCIT, along with four major forestry companies, launched a new educational program, the Industrial Wood Processing program, to help develop the next generation of sawmillers. The program is one of three that aim to address the talent shortage in the forest sector. Now, the second program, called the Business of Sawmilling, is set to launch. » Learn more...

Final Cut: FSC Canada’s endorsement of the BC First Nations Forest Strategy a step forward

In February this year, FSC Canada announced its endorsement of the Forest Strategy to support the engagement of all parties in its implementation, particularly the B.C. government. This move is a “key step forward,” writes FSC Canada’s Monika Patel. » Read more...

Early pay-off: Veneer facility sees benefits of new equipment, plans future upgrades

CFI checked in with Coastland Wood Industries in 2018 during its complete retrofit of one of its two log deck lines, replacing it with the first complete Springer-Microtec system in North America. Now CFI has returned to Nanaimo to look back at the installation process and see how the multi-million-dollar capital project is performing. » Read more...

Autonomous action: Forestry company launches pilot project to address driver shortage

To address the growing labour shortage, companies and organizations such as the Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation are testing the use of autonomous logging trucks. The NFMC has partnered with Provectus Robotics Solutions to trial truck platooning technology this year. » Read more...