timber harvesting Articles

  • Leveling the Playing Field for Legal Timber in Brazil

    Brazil is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. What is less known is that the country is the fourth largest industrial ...

  • Legislation Note: Council Regulation 2173/2005/EC of 20 December 2005 establishing a FLEGT license scheme for imports of timber in the European Community

    This note reflects on Council Regulation 2173/2005/EC establishing a licence scheme for the import of timber into the European Community. This regulation forms part of the EC’s larger framework to combat the international trade in illegally harvested timber. The regulation carries out one of the requirements highlighted in the EU Action Plan on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade ...


  • Use of the AccuPAR ceptometer to quantify effects of riparian vegetation removal on stream energy balance

    When the vegetation along a stream bank is removed, the solar load on the stream increases. This results in increased stream water temperature. Elevated stream temperatures degrade freshwater habitats, shifting species composition, and often endangering some of the species that live in the stream. An increasing awareness of this problem has led to thecreation of riparian strips to shade streams ...


    By Decagon Devices, Inc.

  • Industrial development on logging frontiers in the Brazilian Amazon

    In this paper, we review the concept of forest sector industrialisation and technology adoption with the goal of identifying reasons that have shaped the technological development, or lack thereof, in the Brazilian forest sector. The image of the timber industry in the Amazon has been one of excessive harvest, deforestation, and arguable misuse of a renewable resource. In this paper, we use the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Map Documents Natural Resource Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Many countries in Africa are rich with trees, wildlife, minerals, and other natural resources. But as new WRI research and an interactive map show, few national laws provide communities with strong, secure rights to the resources on their land. WRI conducted a systematic review of the national framework laws for five natural ...

  • Species diversity and ecology of Tonle Sap Great Lake, Cambodia

    Abstract.  Tonle Sap Great Lake in Cambodia, the largest natural freshwater lake in southeast Asia, is situated within the floodplain of the Mekong River. Water levels in the lake vary by about 8 m between the dry season minimum and the wet season maximum when waters from the Mekong River back up the Tonle Sap River. The lake is highly productive – the annual fish catch from the Lake is ...


    By Springer

  • Shovel logging in the Carolina swamps

    Located in northeastern North Carolina, East Dismal Swamp - like its famous cousin a few miles to the north, Great Dismal Swamp - is a lowland marsh on the state's Coastal Plain, which is prone to flooding and almost always boggy. It is densely forested with several hardwood species such as oak and black gum, as well as softwood species like cypress and pine. The swamp is also inhabited by a ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Louisiana company supplies chips, hog fuel punkin center chip company relies solely on Morbark for debarking-delimbing, chipping, grinding

    JONESBORO, Louisiana - Outside of the Winn, Michigan headquarters of Morbark, Inc., Earl Calhoun might be the man who knows the most about the workings of the Morbark line of chipping and chain flail debarking equipment. In any case, he is certainly in contention for such recognition. Earl has been in the wood products industry for 30 years. For the last 20 years he has focused on helping his ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • New study shines a light on bird loss due to illegal logging in Ghana

    The combination of legal and illegal logging in southwest Ghana’s tropical forests is having a devastating impact on bird populations in the region, according to new research published recently in the journal Biological Conservation. Between 1995 and 2010, logging in the Upper Guinea rain forest ...


    By Ensia

  • 3 Signs of progress in curbing the illegal wood trade

    The global market for wood and other forest products is changing quickly. The industry has long struggled to address the problem of illegal logging, which damages diverse and valuable forests and creates economic losses of up to $10 billion a year. In some wood-producing countries, illegal logging accounts for 50-90 percent of total ...

  • New order fra`s national outstanding logger performs stewardship logging in the Sierras

    Terri Simon-Jackson, District Ranger of the Mt. Hough Ranger District of California's Plumas National Forest, speaks to the new order of National Forest management and how it has changed in the last few years: 'It's really not all that important what you take off the land. What really is important right now is what you leave behind. (Contractor) Randy Pew epitomizes that. He's made a good ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Mangroves for Coastal Resilience

    Coastal wetlands such as mangrove forests strongly contribute to the safety, food security and income of tens of millions of people throughout the tropics. Wetlands International has helped to restore and conserve thousands of hectares of mangrove forests, closely working with coastal communities. We aim to increase coastal resilience and reduce disaster risk by championing and enabling ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Book Byte: We Can Reforest the Earth

    Protecting the 10 billion acres of remaining forests on earth and replanting many of those already lost are both essential for restoring the earth’s health. Since 2000, the earth’s forest cover has shrunk by 13 million acres each year, with annual losses of 32 million acres far exceeding the regrowth of 19 ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Composting In rural Alaska

    Gardeners, communities and commercial enterprises have proven that composting works in Alaska, especially given large quantities of fish waste and diminishing landfill capacity. ALASKA is two and a half times larger than the largest state in the lower 48 states. Over half of the entire state’s population lives within the municipality of Anchorage. Many Alaskan villages can only be reached ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Central Wisconsin logger finds pulpwood production `exciting`

    Like a lot of logging contractors, Mike Theilke’s career in the woods started early. At 14 he was bicycling out to the woods with his chain saw hooked over one side of his handlebars and his gas and oil containers over the other side. That was some time ago. Since then, Theilke has done just about everything there is to do in the logging business. He has peeled popple, done his share of chain saw ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Annexes SWOT analysis Maize and Cassava Western Ghana. 2007

    Ghana Ghana is a small West African country. Paragraph § 1.1.1 discussed the geography of the country and § 1.1.2 will discus the tropical climate of Ghana. Geography The Republic of Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast) lays on the gulf of Guinea on the western coast of tropical Africa only a few degrees north of the Equator. Ghana extends for a ...

  • Mangrove coasts: a muddy story (Part 3)

    In my first blog, I introduced the term “ecosystem services”, which has become a popular way to refer to the value of ecosystems. This is an important concept as it provides a counter-argument to the often narrow-minded and short-eyed approach of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • The wealth of forests

    The day I first set foot in a tropical rainforest, in Malaysia in the early 1980s, I experienced something profound. From the echoes of gibbons calling from the canopy in the early morning mist to the iridescent flash of a bird in a beam of sunlight, rainforests are a sensory delight as well as a marvel to anyone’s scientific curiosity. As I subsequently watched ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Asia Pulp & Paper`s anti-deforestation pledge: Sign of a Changing Industry?

    Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), one of the world’s largest paper companies, announced earlier this month that it will no longer cut down natural forests ...

  • Greenhouse packs a power punch

    Closed loop system utilizes gasification, algae ponds and anaerobic digestion to convert wood waste to a variety of products, including biofuel, biogas and a soil amendment. MICHAEL Smith is supervising the first commercial-scale Green Power House at the F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber Co. near Columbia Falls, Montana. Smith, a physicist, has designed a system to take waste products and turn them ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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