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Update on Immediate Loss to Merchantable Timber Supply due to Wildfires: British Columbia

Update on Immediate Loss to Merchantable Timber Supply due to Wildfires: British Columbia

Kamloops, British Columbia — right there in the middle of sawmill country for western North America — area directors in the Cariboo Regional District were given a briefing Monday on the estimated timber losses industry is facing in light of this summer’s devastating wildfire season. Reasonable expectations are that the immediate loss to merchantable timber supply for other regions and operators will be similar: “estimated that the fires impacted close to one year of the British Columbia provincial annual allowable…

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North America Wildfire Update: November 2017

North America Wildfire Update: November 2017

Word is starting to come out of the important fibre supply basket for British Columbia softwood lumber producers about how much of the immediate timber that was expected to be harvested has been damaged by the devastating wildfires this season. North America Wildfire Damage Update: November 2017 At the latest meeting between British Columbia municipalities and the province, Quesnel mayor and council agreed to take a message to Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development (FLNRO&RD) Minister Doug Donaldson’s…

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North America Wildfire Damage Update: October 2017

North America Wildfire Damage Update: October 2017

British Columbia recorded its worst-ever fire season this year, said CBC Monday. Wildfires that began in early April scorched just over 12,000 square kilometres of timber, bush, and grassland and at their height forced 45,000 people from their homes. Climate change didn’t directly cause major wildfires in Alberta and British Columbia this year but it did contribute to their extreme nature, explained Mike Flannigan, a professor of wildland fire at the University of Alberta, to CBC. North America Wildfire Damage…

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US Wildfires Destroyed over 7,000 Homes

US Wildfires Destroyed over 7,000 Homes

The latest word out of Madison’s contacts close to the Softwood Lumber negotiations Tuesday is that — in advance of the next looming ‘gap period’ this time on the anti-dumping duty — there will be some kind of announcement out of US Commerce dept regarding: ” sources are conveying that the AD/CVD aligned Final Determination publication date is being pushed up to as early as the end of this week, or next Tuesday at the latest ” Jones & Jones…

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North America Wildfire Season: 2017

North America Wildfire Season: 2017

A massive wildfire raging south of the US border in Washington State crossed into Canada overnight Wednesday, according to Global News. The BC Wildfire Service said the Diamond Creek fire is burning 70 kilometres west of Osoyoos, BC, within the vicinity of Border Lake. CANADA AND US WILDFIRE SEASON: 2017 BC Parks Wednesday shut down Cathedral Provincial Park southwest of Keremeos, BC, due to safety concerns as the Diamond Creek wild re expanded rapidly into a blaze with rank four…

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British Columbia Wildfire Update

British Columbia Wildfire Update

This year’s forest inferno in British Columbia is being mirrored on every continent, according to the new study examining the mechanics of tree death. Each successive fire and the carbon released leads to more drought, crippling the ability of forests to absorb and sequester carbon, said David Galvez, a former researcher at the University of BC and University of Alberta to the Times Colonist Tuesday. Recent modelling by the Canadian Forest Service predicts climate change is driving up the number…

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British Columbia Wildfires 2017

British Columbia Wildfires 2017

INITIALLY PUBLISHED IN Madison’s Lumber Reporter July 14, 2017: Weather experts in western Canada have deemed wildfire season in British Columbia this year as “hazard index high” explained wildfire ecologist Robert Gray to Madison’s Thursday in a phone interview. The weather service expects this hot, dry weather pattern will likely hold for 10 – 12 weeks. “This year is shaping up like 2003,” detailed Gray. In 2003 was the catastrophic wild re which was extremely damaging to the town of…

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Chile Devastating Wild Fires

Chile Devastating Wild Fires

A series of fast-spreading fires, mostly in Chile’s central region, are being fanned by strong winds, high temperatures and a prolonged drought. One town, Santa Olga, has been destroyed by the blaze, said the BBC Friday. Epic Wildfires, Chile A prolonged drought and high temperatures have worsened the Chile blazes, which have so far destroyed more than 700,000 acres of forestland and killed 10 people, mainly firefighters and police officers, according to New York Times Wednesday. The government has declared…

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