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FPAC To Honour Leading Members, Industry Champions, and Partners

May 16, 2018 Tree Talk Blog No comments

The Canadian forest products industry employs more than 230,000 people in some 600 communities in all regions of the country, but these men and women are more than a workforce – they are the industry.  As the voice of Canada’s forest products sector, FPAC has developed our Awards of Excellence program that salutes those who […]

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Are you ready for a Forest Adventure?

May 1, 2018 Tree Talk Blog No comments

May 1, 2018 You might think of a forest as just a bunch of trees, but if you look a little deeper, you’ll see something magical at work. Living amongst the trees are some of our coolest creatures and most fascinating plants. These wondrous woods aren’t just important to their own ecosystem, they’re important to […]

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NRDC Has it Wrong

March 14, 2018 Tree Talk Blog No comments

Canada was built on forestry. Today, over 600 communities across rural and northern Canada continue to rely on a strong and sustainable forest products sector to support our environment, good jobs, and vibrant towns and cities. Over 90% of Canada’s managed forests are publicly owned. Each jurisdiction has developed legislation and guidelines that must be […]

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NRDC needs to understand the facts on Caribou

October 5, 2017 Tree Talk Blog No comments

Recent blogs issued by U.S.-based Natural Resources Defence Council clearly demonstrate a lack of understanding of the complexity of the caribou issue and sustainable forest management in Canada – and in some cases unfortunately misrepresents what is actually happening on the ground. To restate, FPAC and our partners – numerous Indigenous communities across the country, […]

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Standing tall for our sector’s sustainable practices

September 19, 2017 Tree Talk Blog No comments

  As this year’s annual meeting of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) came to a close last week in Ottawa, there were a number of key takeaways – Canada has among the world’s most sustainable forest practices with a shared commitment to continuous improvement; jobs in forestry are the backbone of hundreds of […]

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Collaborative Efforts toward Wetland Stewardship

September 6, 2017 Tree Talk Blog No comments

by Christopher Smith, Head Boreal Conservation Programs, Ducks Unlimited Canada The boreal forest is a global treasure. It is the largest terrestrial ecosystem in Canada, stretching from Newfoundland to Alaska. It represents about 30 per cent of Canada and holds 75 per cent of our forest. It contains the majority of Canada’s freshwater and 85 […]

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Partnering for Caribou Conservation

August 1, 2017 Tree Talk Blog No comments

by Dr. Laura Finnegan, fRI Research Caribou are well adapted to Canada’s boreal forest, but the danger to all specialists is change. And much change has come to caribou ranges in Alberta. Caribou habitat is criss-crossed by roads and seismic lines. New growth post-harvest and after oil and gas development draws moose, deer, and elk […]

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Collaboration for Conservation

February 27, 2017 Tree Talk Blog No comments

By Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. Canada’s boreal forest is part of each of our lives every day. The boreal forest filters the air we breathe and cleans the water we drink. It provides wildlife habitat and improves our quality of life through recreation and its astounding natural beauty. […]

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Derek Nighbor, President and CEO, FPAC

FPAC CEO: Final thoughts – Reflections of an Asian trade trip Pt. 3

December 5, 2016 Tree Talk Blog No comments

In China, the National Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) is a critical department of interest to Canada’s forest products sector. It is this Chinese government department that oversees all details related to building – including codes, working with municipalities and building infrastructure throughout the country. In understanding the power and influence of this […]

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