Volume 26, No. 05 - June 25, 2014

Larry Irwin retires from NCASI

Larry Irwin has announced his retirement this year after 28 years with NCASI.

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Federal agencies propose changes to how they designate and manage critical habitat

On May 12, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service proposed two rules and a policy to revise how the agencies designate, revise, and consult about potential impacts of federal agency actions on areas of “critical habitat.”

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Assessing sustainable management of Eucalyptus and Populus as short-rotation woody crops

Species of the genus Eucalyptus may serve an expanded role in supplying high quality fiber in the southern U.S. due to their high productivity and to newly developed cold hardy varieties, while Populus species are currently the most widely planted short-rotation woody crops in the U.S. and offer the greatest potential across a range of sites and regions.

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A compilation of forest biomass harvesting and related policy in Canada

Recently, the Province of British Columbia published a technical report that summarizes policies, including legislation, regulations, and guidelines, related to the harvest of woody forest biomass in Canada with an emphasis on roadside debris and biomass harvesting from logged blocks.

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Paper examines Swedish forestry and its potential roles in climate change mitigation

Recently, a paper published in the journal Forests presented an analysis of the relationship between forest management, the use of forest products, and the carbon balance of the Swedish forest sector.

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