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Montana State University faculty awarded $1 million grant to research tree chemistry in bark beetle battle

15-10-2018
Montana State University faculty, bark beetle infestation, pine forests, Amy Trowbridge, drought conditions

BOZEMAN - As bark beetles continue to devour sickly pine forests, a Montana State University plant physiologist and ecologist wants to better understand how trees are able to defend themselves amidst a warming climate, drought conditions and hungry insects. Amy Trowbridge, assistant professor in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental …

MEI: Montreal forests are in good health. They are not overharvested

21-09-2018
Montreal forests, myth, deforestation, How innovation Benefits Forests, Alexandre Moreau, MEI

Montreal, September 18, 2018 – Contrary to a widespread myth, forest harvesting is not synonymous with deforestation and does not threaten the sustainability of our forests, which are actually under-harvested. Thanks to innovation, the forestry industry is more and more productive and our forests are doing better, shows a publication …

Editor’s pickChina Launches FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard

10-09-2018
FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard, China, FSC Principles and Criteria, FSC-certified forests, version 5, sustainable intensification

China is the second country in the Asia Pacific region after Nepal to publish a national forest stewardship standard based on the latest version of the FSC Principles & Criteria. China has published a national forest stewardship standard based on the latest version of the FSC Principles and Criteria (Photo credit: FSC APEC) The importance …

The first of 10 million trees to be planted at GCAS Summit

10-09-2018
American Forests, U.S. Climate Alliance, Natural and Working Lands Challenge, Global Climate Action Summit, planting trees

American Forests, the nation’s first and oldest national conservation organisation, will celebrate its commitment to the United States (U.S.) Climate Alliance’s new Natural and Working Lands Challenge by planting trees at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on September 11th, 2018. “For residents of the 17 Climate …

New Forests acquires Pine Creek Timberlands

10-09-2018
New Forests, Pine Creek Timberlands, acquisition

Investment manager New Forests has announced its latest acquisition under the firm’s growing U.S. timberland investment programme, with the purchase of 10,400 acres of Humboldt County timberlands from Soper Company. The estate is known as the Pine Creek Timberlands and completes the placement of an investment fund focused on high carbon …

Protecting and sustainably managing the planet's forests is crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

27-07-2018
NAO, SDG15, forest protection, forest conservation, sustainable management of forests

Senior government officials from around the world today gathered at FAO to focus on ways to step up global efforts in the forestry sector aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change.  "Urgent action is needed to sustain and preserve the planet's forests in order to achieve our global …

Editor’s pickSurrounded by the forest, it is only natural for this park centre in Quebec to be made of wood

11-01-2018
Quebec, Canada, wood architecture, park, forests

Surrounded by lakes, mountains and forests, it is no wonder that the design team behind the Centre de Services Le Bonnallie took inspiration from nature. Quebecois architecture firm Anne Carrier incorporated wood in various forms for the building, giving both interior and exterior spaces warmth and coziness. Set in Mont-Orford National Park in …

Editor’s pickProtection of forests ‘fundamental to security of humanity’s place on this planet,’ UN Forum told

08-05-2017
UN, forests, SDG, sustainable development goals

Kick-starting action on the recently-adopted Global Forest Goals to protect, sustainably manage and increase world’s forest area will be a key focus for delegations gathered in New York for the 12th session of the UN Forum on Forests, which opened last Monday at United Nations Headquarters.   The six forest goals and 26 associated …

Reuters: Indigenous people best custodians of threatened forests, studies show

27-03-2017
forests

Granting formal land rights to indigenous people living in the world's tropical forests is among the most effective, but underused, ways to stop illegal deforestation that fuels violence, poverty and global warming, according to new research. Local communities are best equipped to safeguard valuable forests, and those with strong land rights are …