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Bechstein's Bat Is Forest Specialist
2013-05-28 15:54:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study sheds a little light on the origins of the Bechstein's bat, which tends to be thought of as a Euro-Siberian species. The Bechstein's bat is distributed from the Iberian Peninsula to the Caucasus, and is even seen as far south as Scandinavia. Moreover, the species is regarded as rare, despite its abundance in the fossil records of the late Pleistocene and Holocene periods. Fossil records show that the start and...

2013-05-22 08:23:45

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) today announced the election of Shawn Draper, partner and president of the Home & Building division at IMRE, as its new Chair of the Board of Directors. Draper joined the TFF Board in 2010 and the Executive Committee in 2011. He replaces John Carpenter, who joined the Executive Committee in 2008 and became Chair in 2010. "Shawn has been active with TFF for many years. He has been an integral part of creating...

2013-05-21 12:29:37

Commitment to ongoing work with other forestry companies remains strong OTTAWA, May 21, 2013 /CNW/ - On the third anniversary of the signing of the historic Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA), environmental signatories are suspending further work with Resolute Forest Products. They remain committed to continuing their work with other signatory companies to plan for protection of critical Boreal woodland caribou habitat and sustainable forest management practices. "We are very...

2013-05-21 08:22:54

MONTREAL, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today expressed the Company's disappointment that negotiations under the auspices of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) have broken down after three years of collaborative efforts. Parties were unable to reach mutual agreement on a workable plan to jointly further conservation efforts while balancing environmental, social and economic considerations in the Canadian boreal forest. The...

2013-05-21 04:21:09

BONN, Germany, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision due to reputational risks for FSC linked to stakeholder disputes in the Democratic Republic of Congo The International Board of Directors of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided, reluctantly but firmly, to disassociate from the Danzer Group of forest product companies, after in-depth research by an impartial Complaints Panel concluded that the former Danzer subsidiary...

2013-05-16 16:26:26

In c7759 sent today at 12:30e, please note that the entire relase has been revised and replaced. Full, updated copy follows: Resolute Stockholders Vote in Favor of Each Proposal at Annual Meeting MONTREAL, May 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today held its annual general meeting of stockholders in Thunder Bay, Ontario. A total of 80,769,771 common shares, or 85.2% of the outstanding shares, were voted at the meeting. Shareholders voted...

2013-05-16 12:32:54

MONTREAL, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today held its annual general meeting of stockholders in Thunder Bay, Ontario. A total of 80,769,771 million Common Shares, or 72.21% of the Company's issued and outstanding Common Shares, were voted in connection with the annual meeting. Shareholders voted in favor of all items of business, including the election of each director nominee, by a substantial majority as follows:...

2013-05-14 16:20:52

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) disputes the claims by several member of Congress that multiple, next generation large air tankers could be deployed in wildland firefighting as early as this year, if recently announced contract awards by the US Forest Service (USFS) go unprotested. Neptune Aviation Services of Missoula, Montana, which failed to secure one of the multi-year contracts, has stated...

2013-05-14 08:36:54

NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, France, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bureau Veritas Certification has launched a dedicated Due Diligence Solution for the forest, pulp and paper, packaging and wood products industries in response to the recent entry in application of the European Union Timber Regulation 995/2010 (EUTR). Forty clients in key areas such as China, South East Asia and Europe have already implemented the Due Diligence Solution. The aim of this new regulation is to...

2013-05-10 12:20:47

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) has cited significant airframe modification and operational issues, should the US Forest Service (USFS) pursue a proposal to acquire surplus C27J cargo aircraft for deployment as air tankers in wildland firefighting. Under the National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2013, up to 14 of the twin-engine, turboprop airplanes--built in Italy by Alenia--would be transferred...


Latest Forestry Reference Libraries

Cultigen
2013-08-21 08:41:06

Cultigen is a plant that is the result of human selection by primarily turning a wild plant into a cultivated plant (anthropogenic plant) with minor changes. Cultigens can either be grown as a cultivated plant or planted in the wild and left to multiply on their own. Specifically selected plants are grafted with other plant material to produce mixed tissue used to create hybrids. The naming of cultigens is derived from the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. The Cultivated Plant...

Clearcutting
2013-04-02 11:17:47

Clearcutting, otherwise known as clearfelling, is a controversial forestry/logging practice in which the majority or all of the trees in an area are uniformly cut down. Clearcutting, in addition to shelterwood and seed tree harvests, is utilized by foresters to construct certain types of forest ecosystems and to encourage select species that require plentiful sunlight or grow in large, even-age stands. Logging companies and forest-worker unions in certain countries support the practice for...

Desertification
2013-04-02 09:46:56

Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...

Deforestation
2009-05-27 18:12:50

Deforestation is the act or process of removing trees from forested lands by cutting or burning. There are many reasons for deforestation. Logs are sold as a commodity and cleared lands can be used for pastures and human settlements. The damage caused by deforestation, however, can be great. If land is not somewhat reforested it can cause damage to habitats for wildlife and other plant life, affect the aridity of the region, and possibly encourage degradation into wasteland. Due to negligent...

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