Dovetail Partners has updated its 2005 report questioning claims implicit in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED building standard about the supposedly favorable environmental impacts of using bamboo-derived products as substitutes for forest-based building materials such as hardwood flooring.
The Forest Climate Working Group, a coalition of 19 advocacy organizations, submitted six recommendations to the Obama Administration’s Climate Change Initiative, advocating a leading role for privately owned forests.
On March 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a proposed “Waters of the United States” rule, intended—the Agency explains—to clarify questions surrounding the definition of jurisdictional wetlands that arose following Supreme Court decisions in 2001 and 2006.
The WSRI Technical Team, chaired by Crad Jaynes, has awarded two research projects for the years 2013 and 2014, as approved by the WSRI Board of Directors.
The first is Developing Western Logging Cost as a Basis for Western Logging Cost Indices, to be undertaken by Beth Dodson, Todd Morgan, Steve Hayes, and Josh Meek, of the University of Montana’s College of Forestry & Conservation and the affiliated Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER).
Interview with American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman
FRA members are hands-on problem solvers, so it wasn’t hard for your National Meetings Committee to agree on a theme for our eightieth Annual Meeting, this coming May 7-9 in Virginia Beach, Virginia: It Starts With Us.
Our sessions in Virginia Beach will look at those four words in every connection. Certainly the business of manufacturing forest products starts with the landowners, loggers, and foresters who form the wood supply chain, and whose work is, in large part, taking responsibility for challenges and identifying opportunities, often in difficult situations.