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2013-12-12 12:28:05

WASHINGTON and OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The future of Southern U.S. forests depends in large part on decisions made today by family forest owners, who account for 62 percent of privately owned forestland in the region. To help promote responsible forestry among this crucial group, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) has awarded a grant to the American Forest Foundation (AFF) to conduct highly targeted outreach to promote sustainable forestry...

2013-12-11 11:59:25

Important new findings reveal promise and peril of land-use decisions A groundbreaking study by Harvard University's Harvard Forest and the Smithsonian Institution reveals that, if left unchecked, recent trends in the loss of forests to development will undermine significant land conservation gains in Massachusetts, jeopardize water quality, and limit the natural landscape's ability to protect against climate change. The scientists researched and analyzed four plausible scenarios for...

2013-11-25 12:23:13

OTTAWA and WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As grizzly bear populations in western Canada make their way into winter hibernation this month scientists in Alberta are embarking on their next phase of field research, the results of which will go a long way towards protecting the province's at-risk grizzly and caribou populations. The research will also have implications on grizzly and caribou habitats in boreal forest regions nation-wide. "We're pleased to be able...

2013-11-21 12:23:20

WASHINGTON and OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UL Environment, a business unit of Underwriters Laboratories (UL), has issued a new UL Standard (UL 175) for Sanitary Paper Products that specifically includes the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) among forest certification standards that can be used as evidence that a product meets the "Sustainable Forest Source" or "System for Evidence Sourcing" criteria. Another acceptable certification program cited was the...

2013-11-20 16:27:34

TICKER SYMBOL (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) FORT MILL, SC, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - A Domtar-supported cash-for-carbon exchange developed by Asheville, N.C.,-based Dogwood Alliance and office-supply giant Staples, Inc., has resulted in the first sales of carbon offsets by forest landowners in two Southern states. Called Carbon Canopy, this first-of-its-kind exchange was created to encourage sustainable development of the nation's forests. It is designed to deliver the following...

2013-11-05 20:23:41

Actions Align with Weyerhaeuser's Commitment to High Standards of Forest Management FEDERAL WAY, Wash., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Weyerhaeuser Company this week joined 25 of the world's leading forest products companies in announcing the need to significantly scale up sustainable forest management. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120111/AQ34535LOGO) Weyerhaeuser and the 25 other members of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Forest Solutions...

2013-11-05 16:21:42

ISTANBUL, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released a statement Monday that promotes the expansion of forest certification across the supply chain. The statement marked a significant step towards the growing trend of recognizing all credible forest certification programs as a proof point for responsible forestry. The WBCSD Forest Solutions Group, led by 26 of the world's leading companies along the forest products...

2013-10-07 12:21:33

OTTAWA, Ontario and WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three leaders have been elected to the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) Board of Directors, to fill positions in each of its three chambers, Environmental, Social and Economic. "SFI will benefit enormously from the wisdom, perspective and passion these leaders bring to our Board of Directors," SFI President and CEO Kathy Abusow said. "By representing broad-ranging and balanced...

2013-09-23 12:27:14

MONTREAL, Sept. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Innovation in Canada's forest products sector is receiving international acclaim today as a Montreal researcher is being presented a prestigious award at a gala event in Stockholm Sweden for his ground-breaking work. Dr. Derek Gray is receiving the prestigious Marcus Wallenberg award, considered the "Nobel Prize" for forestry in recognition of his cutting-edge research on nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) fibre during his career with McGill...

2013-09-23 12:27:07

MONTREAL, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced that its Opitciwan joint-venture sawmill located in Quebec has been awarded the Aboriginal Forest Products Business Leadership Award by the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). The Opitciwan sawmill is a joint venture between the Atikamekw Council of Obedjiwan in Obedjiwan (Quebec) and Resolute Forest...