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Wasteful Ending to Peruvian Timber Seizure Questions Effectiveness of Foreign Efforts to Reduce Illegal Logging

On Wednesday, the Associated Press released a story documenting new developments in the wake of the high-profile seizures of Peruvian lumber by U.S. authorities in the Port of Houston, Texas in late 2015. 277 more words

Lacey Act

Guatemalan Fires Show Logging Concessions Better at Protecting Forests than Parks

Timber concessions are can be more effective in conserving tropical forests than other forest management systems, including protected areas.

This is evident looking at a current map of fires in Guatemala (Figure 1). 228 more words

Forest Conservation

Are the Lacey Act and EUTR Regulations Bad for Tropical Forests?

The Lacey Act and EUTR are regulations that govern the trade of wood products in the United States and European Union. They hold domestic companies liable for wood that has been illegally harvested, processed, transported or traded even when the illegality occurs in foreign countries by foreign entities. 354 more words

Lacey Act

Make protection of watershed a priority | Guest Columns

We will no longer stand by and watch our forests die. Clean air, clean cool water, an abundant renewable timber resource and our region’s biological diversity are all threatened. 31 more words

Guest Opinion

Climate change panel urges delay in Oregon forest policy decisions

Oregon’s forest store the equivalent of about 9.7 billion tons of carbon dioxide — roughly 150 times as much as the state emits per year. 74 more words

East Oregonian

Editorial: Trump faces choices on forest lands 

You might have noticed a couple of news items last week that could have a bearing on what happens over the next quarter-century with Oregon’s wood-products industry. 90 more words


Visiting the Sessile Oaks of Raheen Forest, Tuamgreany, East Clare, West Ireland

I was back in the woods with my ProSilva Ireland forest family last weekend. With foresters,  ecologists, forest owners, tree-harvesters, forestry students and newcomers, we visited the beautiful broadleaf and conifer-mixed Raheen forest near Scariff in Co. 230 more words