In many ways the story of the forest products industry is the story of Canada; a proud past carved out of the wilderness and a promising future of innovation. Economics and engineering, history and human interest; the forest sector has something for everyone. Through this blog I hope to share some of those stories. From the tree seedlings in the nursery to the cut lumber used to build homes; from the chemicals in individual cells of trees to the medicines and cosmetics they become, there are amazing stories of science and innovation. The forest is a green renewable resource and the forest sector has an important contribution to make to the sustainable development of Canada and the global economy.
I hope you will become a regular reader of the President’s Blog and you will share your thoughts and engage in the dialogue about where forestry has come and where it is going. I’ll tell you what I’m thinking and I hope you will tell me what you are thinking about one of the most storied and interesting industries in the Canadian economy.
Earlier this summer, I had the privilege of leading a delegation from Natural Resources Canada to attend the 22nd meeting of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Committee on Forestry (COFO).
by David Lindsay, Director and CEO, FPAC
Maybe it is because of my job at the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), but I have noticed over the past few months an increase in the number of articles about the new and creative uses of wood in construction.
by Andre Knight-Lira, Forester In-Training, Daishowa Marubeni International
This is now my second summer living in Peace River and I’m glad to be back. Last summer I got an internship with Daishowa Marubeni International (DMI) by winning a contest put on by The GreenestWorkforce called The Green Dream Internship Contest, where students interested in a career in forestry could win an internship with a forestry company.
by Monica Bailey, Director of Communications, FPAC
While the forest products industry in Canada is rooted in traditional pulp, paper and lumber, it’s now about much more than the printed product ― everything from cosmetics to clothing to car parts can be made from renewable wood fibre.
by David Lindsay, FPAC President and CEO
June was certainly a busy month for the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and for the transformation agenda of Canada’s forest sector.
David Lindsay, President and CEO