The Western pine beetle epidemic, while damaging to forestland, lead to the rise of a number of new businesses creating furniture from the blue stained lumber. With the epidemic on the decline in the West, sources of pine beetle killed wood are declining.
The Rainforest Alliance has reached a settlement agreement with Resolute Forest Products concerning draft audit reports for the Black Spruce Dog River Matawin Forests and Caribou Forest operations in Ontario, Canada.
Wood-Mizer, a portable saw manufacturer, plans to invest approximately $8.4 million in a new plant located in Batesville, IN.
Criticism of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) standards come after the release of the group's latest updates following its normal 5-year review of emerging issues and new scientific findings.