Temperate rainforests are magical ecosystems. In them trees grow tall, big, massive. It is not a coincidence that the tallest trees found on Earth are found in temperate rainforests, from the Coast Redwoods in California,Continue reading
Most of the time we tend to think about forests as sources of important ecosystem service such as timber, firewood, water regulation, carbon stock, biodiversity. But there is a very important (and very sweet!) serviceContinue reading
BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is hiring both forestry and GIS summer students throughout the province for the summer of 2017. This is last call, as deadline is tomorrow (February 13), so don’t hesitate and applyContinue reading
Recently, I had an opportunity to participate in 4th Annual Conference “Mapping the Course”, organized by Western Forestry and Conservation Association and Wood Resources International in Vancouver in the State of Washington. The main idea,Continue reading
During the last decade the struggling Canadian forestry industry has been in steady decline with sawmills and paper mills having borne the brunt of recent closures. When a mill closes, the repercussions for a small northern Manitoba town can be nothing short of disastrous. The closure not only affects mill employees but the ensuing trickle-down effect has an impact on the entire community with far-reaching ramifications for contractors, secondary and tertiary workers. With the recent announcement that the Tolko paper mill will cease operations on December 2, 2016, again we’re faced with the age-old question: How can a community prepare for the potential loss of its primary employer?