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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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Derek Nighbor, President and CEO, FPAC

FPAC CEO: Onto China – Reflections from an Asian trade trip Pt. 2

December 2, 2016 Tree Talk Blog No comments

After a couple of great days of meetings in Tokyo to further build relationships with the Japanese government and consumers, our Canadian delegation’s attention shifted to the critical Chinese market – first stop, Shanghai. This is my first visit to China and I was absolutely awestruck by the sheer scale.  With some 25 million people […]

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Derek Nighbor, President and CEO, FPAC

FPAC CEO: Reflections from an Asian trade trip

November 28, 2016 Tree Talk Blog No comments

Every year the Government of British Columbia leads a delegation to Japan and China in an effort to support and grow the market for BC wood products.  I appreciate the opportunity to join BC Minister of Forests Steve Thomson and representatives from Natural Resources Canada, BC forest products associations and industry leaders on this year’s […]

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Remembering the Canadian Forestry Corps

November 11, 2016 Tree Talk Blog No comments

By Derek Nighbor, CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada November 11th marks Remembrance Day, a time to remember those who have served in the armed forces—including a little known group called the Canadian Forestry Corps. It is somewhat fitting that this Corps served in Europe—after all, the roots of the Canadian forest products industry as […]

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Robert Larocque Photo


May 20, 2016 Tree Talk Blog No comments

By Robert Larocque, Vice President, Climate Change, Environment, and Labour, FPAC Canada’s forest products industry has just become the first sector to announce how it intends to help Canada reach its ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in the fight against climate change. I feel extraordinarily proud of our sector’s leadership in addressing climate […]

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