Forest Management News

  • New FAO guidelines to help countries better monitor their forest resources

    FAO has developed new guidelines aimed at helping countries develop strong National Forest Monitoring Systems, which are key to measure progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To fulfil their pledges under the Paris Climate Agreement and Agenda 2030 countries are expected to collect more detailed forestry data. This not only includes information on the size and growth or ...

  • Hitachi Showcases New Foresters at DEMO International 2016

    Anything and everything to do with forestry operations was found at DEMO International, one of North America’s largest and most distinctive outdoor equipment shows, held Sept. 22-24, 2016. The flagship event of the Canadian Woodlands Forum, DEMO International is held every four years in a different location. For the first time in 16 years, the show returned to Western Canada and was hosted ...

  • Third Valta for forestry use to Gunde Svan

    Sweden’s most successful cross-country skier, four-time Olympic champion, and seven-time world champion Gunde Svan and his son Ferry visited today on Wednesday 16th November the Valtra tractor factory in Suolahti to look at the production of his own tractor. The brand-new metallic white Valtra N154 EcoPower Direct (155 hp) is the third in the series of Gunden’s Valtra, which is ...

  • Rainfall changes threaten food production

    The UN’s latest State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) report warns that rainfall patterns will have changed so drastically by the end of this century that agriculture, forestry and fishing will all be seriously affected. “It will become more and more difficult to harvest crops, rear animals and manage forests and fisheries in the same places and in the same way as before,” says ...


    By Climate News Network

  • The Forest Products Association of Canada and the Canadian Wood Council bullfrogpower Head Offices as part of “30 by 30” Climate Challenge

    Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, is announcing a new partnership that will see both the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) choose 100 per cent green electricity and 100 per cent green natural gas for their head offices in Ottawa. The commitment, announced in conjunction with the industry’s National Forest ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Sales Engineer to Nord-Lock Finland Oy

    We are looking for a Sales Engineer to join Nord-Lock Finland Oy. Nord-Lock Finland Oy is looking for the right person to accelerate our sales volume in Finland. It’s an exciting opportunity for a Sales Engineer to be responsible for expanding the customer reach for Nord-Lock Group’s products, primarily in the West and South of Finland.  With the right energy ...


    By Nord-Lock Inc

  • FAO’s State of the World’s Forests Calls for Positive Interactions Between Agriculture and Forestry

    It is not necessary to cut down forests to produce more food. Promoting more positive interactions between agriculture and forestry can stop deforestation, build sustainable agricultural systems and improve food security. This is the key message of 'The State of the World's Forests' (SOFO), the flagship publication of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), presented at the opening ...

  • Maximising the yield of agricultural crop residues and biomass from forestry

    There is a huge potential for yield increase of agricultural crop residues and biomass from forestry in the European Union, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. In a study for the European Commission, Ecofys has investigated the realistic and technical-sustainable potential for these regions. The research team developed and assessed best practice strategies for residue yield increase with regard to their ...


    By Ecofys

  • Register now for the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management Expert Forum!

    Do you have experience in sustainable forest management? Are you ready and eager to get involved in our standards revision process? Then sign up to join our Expert Forum for Sustainable Forest Management. The SFM Expert Forum is the chance for you to comment and discuss the specific issues around the PEFC SFM Standard ( ...


    By PEFC International

  • African Grey Parrots Drastically Drop in Numbers

    Throughout west and central Africa, African Greys have been disappearing due to forest loss and pet trade. Bird-X Inc., provider of humane bird control solutions, discusses a recent blog referencing the event. As stated in Bird-X’s recent ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • European Cities once again look to PEFC-certified forests for their Christmas Trees!

    As has become our tradition, we end the year with Christmas trees! Cities across Europe have once again turned to local, PEFC-certified forests for their trees, ensuring that the chosen tree has come from a well-managed, sustainable forest. London’s festive season kicked off in sustainable style with the lighting of the iconic Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree. ...


    By PEFC International

  • Use of residues from agriculture and forestry as energy source improves food security

    The sustainability of growing crops for use as energy sources has been disputed for many years. A potentially attractive alternative is to use waste and residues from agricultural and forestry. However, using waste and other residues may have an impact on land use, biodiversity and food security. The additional sources of income from the sale of waste and other residues could prompt an increase ...

  • Valtra expands its range of cabs

    The new SkyView cab on N and T Series tractors is ideal for forestry use and also many other tasks. The SkyView cab features polycarbonate glass and a wiper to the rear of the roof. A metal railing protects the roof edges from branches and serves as a mounting rail for auxiliary lights, and other ...

  • Indonesian Civil Society presents a Roadmap towards sustainable peatland management for pulpwood plantations

    Civil society in Indonesia today presents a Roadmap towards sustainable peatland management for the Indonesian pulpwood plantation industry. The roadmap aims to stop further expansion and new developments of plantations in peatlands and promote alternative sustainable peatland management practices. This is to ensure long-term productivity in peatland landscapes that assures economic, ecological ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

    For farmer Achmad Rusli, it was a season of smoke: Ten weeks without sunlight for his oranges, guavas and durians, thanks to deliberately set forest fires that burned a chunk of Indonesia the size of New Jersey. The fires have finally died down with the arrival of monsoon rains, but too late for his crops, which are far too measly to sell. "We had not seen the sun in a two-and-a-half months," ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Worker Protection Rules Impact Farm, Greenhouse Workers

    Owners of farms, forests, nurseries and greenhouses that use pesticides in agricultural plant production will have to implement additional safeguards for their pesticide handlers and agricultural workers under a revision to the Worker Protection Standard. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the new rules in the Federal Register Nov. 2. Compliance with most of the new rules will be ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Report: Forest restoration work not keeping pace with demand

    The U.S. Forest Service says it has increased the pace and scale of its forest restoration work since 2011, but progress waned this year and the agency risks following further behind without more resources. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is using a new report to press Congress to change the way in which the federal government funds wildfire fighting. The report states that the Forest Services ...


    By Associated Press

  • Worst haze for 20 years hits the Philippines

    The Philippines is on high alert as a thickening haze from Indonesian forest fires has reached its southern and central islands, causing flight cancellations and health warnings. Weather officials say monsoon winds, combined with wind patterns created by Typhoon Koppu, which recently hammered the northern island of Luzon, could be causing the “smaze” – smoke and haze -- to drift ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Rejuvenating arid badlands: from barren slopes to living forest in 80 years

    A reforestation project has revitalised its surroundings just 80 years after its inception. In the late 1920s, the Saldaña badlands in northern Spain were a barren region, with a thin layer of intensely weathered soil, and only 5% vegetation cover. Now that cover has increased dramatically to 87%, the soil quality is improving, and the water flow in the area has stabilised, bringing ...

  • Trees show that growing is not putting on weight!

    An international consortium led by scientists of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) has shown that mechanisms involved in tree growth are in action at different times. First, the tree gets bigger due to the production and enlargement of woody cells; then the cell walls are reinforced, which increases the tree’s mass. These results, published in Nature Plants on ...

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