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Viewing entries posted in February 2015

Women in Nepal become forest conservationists

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 25 February 2015

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Women in Nepal have become stewards of a community forest in the Terai Arc, which they rely on for necessities like food, water and shelter, as well as income and firewood. This article tells their story through a series of pictures.

See more here... http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2015/feb/25/nepals-women-of-the-terai-arc-become-forest-conservationists-in-pictures?CMP=twt_gu

New Brunswick environmental group finds success selling carbon offsets

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 24 February 2015

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Community Forests International, a Sackville-based forestry and environmental group, has been making about $70,000 per year on their 71 hectare woodlot by selling carbon offsets to five Canadian companies. These companies are paying CFI to manage this land sustainably.

Find out more here... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/sackville-environmental-group-sells-carbon-offsets-1.2967255

Warming climates are causing expanded ranges and earlier arrivals for blacklegged ticks

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 20 February 2015

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Warmer spring temperatures in northeastern US are leading to earlier arrivals of Lyme disease-carrying blacklegged ticks and increasing their geographic range.

Learn more here... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150218122947.htm

Dwindling supply of hardwood sawlogs shuts down local flooring manufacturer

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 19 February 2015

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Another hardwood flooring manufacturer has had to close its doors due to a lack of hardwood sawlogs being harvested in the province.

Read more here... http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/1269942-no-hardwood-no-business-rivers-bend-will-close-doors-lay-off-11-workers

Small private woodlot owners are essential to successful forest conservation efforts

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 5 February 2015

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In the U.S, over a third of forested land is owned by individuals or families. It is therefore necessary to support and collaborate with them for successful forest conservation and sustainability efforts. The article highlights 5 benefits of responsible forest management: clean water, continuous wood supply, wildlife habitat, recreation opportunities, and carbon capture and storage.

Read more here... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-martin/family-forests-a-key-piec_b_6607554.html

EU renewable energy policies drive demand for wood pellets

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 4 February 2015

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Demand for wood pellets is increasing in the EU due to renewable energy policies.

Read more here... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150130132845.htm

Early game wardens and land stewardship

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 2 February 2015

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As you wait for better weather to get out and enjoy the woods, why not read about the lives of early game sanctuary wardens and their commitment to land stewardship? 

Read more here... http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/1266780-winter-is-perfect-for-perusing-old-tales-of-game-wardens

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