Forestry News

  • Innovation in the spotlight at the 2019 PEFC Members Meeting

    “Moving forward together” was not only the motto of our 2018 PEFC Forest Certification Week – our Members Meeting also saw innovative projects and promising ideas for the future. Taking place last week in Geneva, the Members Meeting was the chance for the whole PEFC alliance to meet up, discuss key issues and share experiences and new ideas. “It is great to see innovation ...


    By PEFC International

  • Job opportunity at PEFC: Training and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

    We are looking for a Training and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer to join the PEFC International team in Geneva, Switzerland, on a full-time basis. The position will be responsible for our monitoring & evaluation system measuring the impacts of our activities, and ensuring that people involved in the operations of the PEFC system have the appropriate ...


    By PEFC International

  • India drives forestry sector forward through PEFC endorsement

    India has become the latest country to achieve the PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system. “PEFC endorsement is a landmark achievement for India, as we have long felt the need for such a country specific and internationally benchmarked forest certification system,” said Vijai Sharma, Chairman of The Network for Certification and Conservation of ...


    By PEFC International

  • Learn to love forests, learn about Humans of the Forests!

    Forests provide so much. They are beautiful, they keep our water fresh, they clean our air, and their timber is an important renewable and sustainable resource for so many of our day-to-day products. Yet there is so much more about forests than meets the eye, and forests inspire and evoke deep emotions in many of us. It is these emotions that we want to capture with our new video series, ...


    By PEFC International

  • Hershey Announces Action Plans to Protect and Restore Forests in Cocoa Growing Region

    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is taking action to protect forests and restore forest cover in the cocoa growing regions in West Africa.  The company today released action plans that are part of the company’s commitments as a founding member of the ...


    By Siemens AG

  • Where carbon credits meet Agroforestry: a partnership between ALLCOT and reNature

    ALLCOT Group and reNature Foundation signed an agreement to generate carbon credits from Agroforestry projects located above all in Brazil, Colombia, and Indonesia. Carbon credits have always been dialoguing mainly with reforestation programs, but now it’s time to give Agroforestry a chance. Since Agriculture is the major driver of depletion of natural resources worldwide, ...


    By ALLCOT

  • IUCN study identifies tree species for climate-resilient reforestation

    An IUCN study has identified tree species native to Indonesia’s Kutai National Park that are resilient to climate change and support threatened East Bornean orangutan populations, recommending their use in reforestation efforts. The study was funded by the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc. ...

  • Forest Service awards EMPSi a $10-million BPA contract

    The US Forest Service awarded EMPSi a 5-year, $10-million Blanket Purchase Agreement for NEPA support services in Region 8, which includes 13 southeastern states from Virginia to Florida and west to Texas, as well as Puerto Rico.  EMPSi will perform environmental analyses, resources studies, and Forest planning under the contract.                 ...

  • PINEYE® Emulsion, a new adjuvant for aerial spraying

    With the development of applied science, agricultural sprayers have become a key equipment in crop production. How to choose a suitable sprayer is a topical issue for growers. It is, in fact, the first step to improve the usage rate of pesticides and fungicides, a smart way to save farm management cost. Growers, however, may try to select innovative adjuvants to adequately protect crops. ...


    By Foreverest Resources Ltd.

  • SOIL Wins 2018 Lush Spring Prize Award for Social and Environmental Regeneration

    SOIL has won the 2018 Lush Spring Prize for Social and Environmental Regeneration! This award recognizes organizations that are working to revive damaged social and natural environments and that demonstrate a commitment to sharing what they are doing to inspire and inform others. SOIL was selected for the Lush Spring Prize in the Established Projects category – a category that honors ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • US Forest Service’s Inventory Program Supports Sustainable Forest Management in the US South

    FIA Data Confirm Forest Growth in US South Outpaces Harvesting Rates By Kim Cesafsky, Manager of Sustainability You may have noticed a few changes to Enviva’s Forest Trend Map page and Track & ...


    By Enviva LP

  • New Report Shows Agriculture Productivity Consistently Up

    Ohio farmers have been producing more and, on average, earning slightly more too. Improved technology, rising crop yields, farmer ingenuity and lower prices for farm inputs have led to higher agricultural productivity, specifically annual increases of 1.6 percent since the 1950s, according to a report produced by a team of agricultural economists from the College of Food, Agricultural, and ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Carbon cycling in forest soils research presented

    Just as individual humans have different microbial communities in their guts, the microbial communities living in soils vary from site to site as well. Recent research compared the decomposition rates of wood stakes over eight sites to gain an understanding of soil microbes in forests. The activity of soil microbes can also tell a story of the value of carbon storage in soil. The ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • 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 ...

  • Jos Berry to highlight new cellulosic yarn brand, Naia from Eastman, at intimate apparel fair Interfilière Paris, 21–23 January

    Jos Berry, global trendsetter, founder and CEO of Concepts Paris and the creative force of trend for the intimate apparel fair Interfilière General Forum, will host Whisperings, a walk-through experience and trends project for the Interfilière Paris fair held January 21–23. Celebrating creativity and beauty centered around technical prowess in lingerie for spring/summer 2018, ...


    By Eastman Chemical Company

  • 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 ...

  • USDA Funding Leads To First Wood-To-Jet Fuel Commercial Flight

    On November 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its partners celebrated the successful journey of the first commercial flight powered in part by a new renewable fuel made from wood waste. The demonstration flight, operated by Alaska Airlines, was made ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Writing an equation for soil success

    Soil isn’t one size fits all. It may look the same under your feet – but under a microscope, that’s a different story. A plant’s roots, tiny bugs – these things can tell one soil from another quite easily. Soil scientists typically measure different aspects of soil — how much air it contains, how well it retains water, heat, and more — to ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • 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

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