Happy new year to all our readers! Welcome to 2016!

Our last year in blogging was a great success and we’re happy to have been able to share stories from the forest products industry with you. Some highlights of 2015 include a blog all the way from Sweden by Linda Eriksson (Forest Policy Advisor, Swedish Forest Industries Federation), some insights into accountability and transparency in the sector from Wynet Smith (Executive Director of Global Forest Watch), pieces from FPAC’s own staff, and of course all the other interesting reads from guest writers.

Thank you to all those who contributed and we look forward to collaborating with you more!

We would be amiss not to mention the many blogs written by former FPAC President and CEO, David Lindsay. David, who created the blog upon his arrival at FPAC, has moved on to the Council of Ontario Universities as President and CEO. We wish him all the best in his new endeavors.

A search is continuing for a new CEO while Paul Lansbergen, former Vice President of Regulations and Partnerships, and Corporate Secretary, has become Acting President and CEO. He’ll be sharing his insights with us through the blog.

2016 is already gearing up to be another fantastic year with stories coming up from Courtney Kehoe, who participated as a delegate in the COP21 Paris Conference, and Shayna Mason shares an update on her journey from becoming a student to working full-time in the forest.

We’ll keep you up to date with stories from all over the Canadian forest products industry and the world.

Happy New Year!