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National Tree Day brings new tree breeding strategies

National Tree Day brings new tree breeding strategies

Learning how to create more efficient breeding strategies could ensure more durable trees for reforestation projects.

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Majority of public comments reject BC forest privatization scheme

Majority of public comments reject BC forest privatization scheme

British Columbians remain opposed to the province moving to area-based tenures (or TFLs) for managing BC forests.

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Ending the War in the Woods

Ending the War in the Woods

Featuring the Ivey Foundation’s Tim Gray, the Sustainability Network hosts a discussion that explores the negotiation of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, the world’s largest conservation accord.

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Wilderness Committee decries new logging road permit issued in BC’s Clayoquot Sound

Wilderness Committee decries new logging road permit issued in BC’s Clayoquot Sound

Vancouver – The Wilderness Committee has reacted to news that on April 1 a permit was issued by the BC government to the First Nation owned logging company Iisaak Forest Resources Ltd to build a logging road into a pristine valley in Clayoquot Sound.

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Christmas Trees: Real versus Fake?

Christmas Trees: Real versus Fake?

Toronto – Christmas is around the corner and many people are preparing to take part in the cherished family tradition of putting up a tree. As always, we have to ask, “Should we get a real tree this year?”

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New carbon forest takes root in Ontario

New carbon forest takes root in Ontario

Image via Wikipedia Strathroy, Ontario – TD Bank Financial Group (TD), in partnership with Tree Canada and the Munsee-Delaware Nation, announced today the planting of Ontario’s newest carbon forest, which will see a total of 77,000 fast growing hardwood trees planted on 48 hectares of abandoned farmland on the Munsee-Delaware First Nation land in Southwestern […]

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British Columbians tell Government: Ancient Forests Forever

British Columbians tell Government: Ancient Forests Forever

Victoria – Three Vancouver Island MLA’s submitted over 2500 petitions today calling for the phase out of old-growth logging on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. The petitions were collected by the Wilderness Committee, and submitted by Members of the Legislative Assembly Scott Fraser, Lana Popham and Claire Trevena on behalf of their constitutes. “Vancouver […]

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Woodworkers protect forests and jobs while fighting climate change

Woodworkers protect forests and jobs while fighting climate change

Vancouver – Forest industry unions and leading environmental groups have united behind a plan that calls on the BC government to conserve more forest, halt rampant wood waste and promote wise use of forest products — all as part of a concerted effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “We have joined forces, post Copenhagen, to […]

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Preparing the Trail 2010

Preparing the Trail 2010

Comprised of a community of environmentally active athletes and supporters, Preparing the Trail 2010 is running a national tree planting program to represent a symbol of loyalty to our natural playgrounds. Their goal is to draw attention to key environmental topics, and to raise money for our Canadian Olympic athletes. How Does It Work? Throughout […]

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Greenpeace blockades a Quebec ministry to protest forestry practices

Greenpeace blockades a Quebec ministry to protest forestry practices

After delivering to the ministry a load of two-by-fours manufactured by AbitibiBowater, Canada’s largest and most destructive logging company, a dozen Greenpeace activists chained themselves to the building doors, at 880 Chemin Sainte-Foy in Quebec City. They also hung a banner reading: “Boreal Forest: The Destruction Starts Here”.

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