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2013-03-25 12:27:36

Participation Builds on Commitment to Sustainable Forest Management MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Paper has joined the Global Forest & Trade Network in North America (GFTN), one of World Wildlife Fund (WWF)'s initiatives focused on eliminating illegal logging and promoting environmentally and socially responsible forest management. International Paper joins a network of more than 200 companies and communities around the globe committed to the...

2013-03-15 16:25:43

MONTREAL, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) announced today that it will hold its annual meeting of stockholders on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern), at the Valhalla Inn, Scandia meeting room, 1 Valhalla Inn Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario. About Resolute Forest Products Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint, commercial printing...

2013-03-06 12:26:58

Forest Certification Will Be a Key Tool in Efforts to Crack Down on Illegal Logging WASHINGTON and STOCKHOLM, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) Inc. (SFI(®)), today applauded the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR), which took effect March 3 and prohibits illegally harvested timber or products derived from such timber to be brought in the European Union. "Illegal logging undermines responsible...

2013-03-05 16:22:27

Senate passes Senate Bill 78 to boost forest health and access LANSING, Mich., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Forest Products Council applauds bill sponsor, Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba), and the Michigan Senate for passing SB 78 9 (26-11). Senate Bill 78 contains legislation that will enhance management of Michigan's State Forest System by amending the DNR "Living Legacies" program to require legislative approval of designated Biodiversity Stewardship Areas...

2013-02-21 12:22:32

OTTAWA, Ontario and WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrew de Vries has joined the Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) as Vice President, Conservation, Indigenous and Government Relations. He will oversee the SFI(®) conservation program in Canada and engage Native Americans, First Nations and Metis groups both in the development and use of the SFI standard. Andrew will also work with governments in Canada and Europe to ensure inclusive forest certification related...

2013-02-06 23:04:50

Remsoft to present “Integrated Planning — A Comprehensive View” at this year´s Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Forest Management Conference. Fredericton, New Brunswick (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 Canadian company Remsoft, a leading provider of advanced analytics, modeling and spatial optimization solutions, will be presenting at this year´s FORSYS Conference: Decision Support Systems (DSS) for Sustainable Forest Management (SFM), in Umeå, Sweden,...

2013-02-06 16:22:11

Nonprofit group supports sustainable forestry WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) (SFI(®)) announced today it will deliver up to $400,000 in 2013 to support research into responsible forestry practices through the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. Since 2010, SFI has awarded 33 grants totaling more than $1.32 million to support projects that promote sustainable forestry practices and engage...

2013-02-05 16:21:16

Federal advocacy continues in eight high-priority areas WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Forest & Paper Association's (AF&PA) board of directors formally established the association's key policy initiatives for 2013 at its recent meeting in Washington. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120725/DC46454LOGO) "Our members are on the front lines of addressing the issues necessary to compete in a global marketplace and work with...

2012-12-03 16:21:56

Paper encourages customers to question FSC's claims before spending more for FSC-certified products WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As organizations like the Federal Trade Commission issue revised guides to help ensure marketers make accurate claims about their products' environmental benefits, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) Center for Citizen Research today issued a new report that compares competing forest certification systems. The report examines the...

2012-11-16 12:27:01

-- Resolute already world's largest manager of FSC-certified forests MONTREAL, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) has certified an additional 3.5 million hectares (8.6 million acres) of Company-managed forestlands in Quebec to Forest Stewardship Council(®) (FSC) standards. These new certifications raise the total area of Resolute tenures that are FSC-certified in North America to 15.8 million hectares (39 million...