Canfor Corporation on Thursday (2-24-22) announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent with McLeod Lake Indian Band and Tsay Keh Dene Nation to sell its forest tenure in the Mackenzie region of British Columbia and in a separate agreement with Peak Renewables to sell its Mackenzie site, plant, and equipment for a combined price of $70 million (CAD).
Australia’s Forestry Minister Dave Kelly has launched the Farm Forestry Assistant program (FFAP) for 2022. The program supports farmers and landowner who wish to plant pine trees on their land.
Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon Wild, and the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, all environmental organizations, filed a lawsuit on February 8, 2022, that challenges the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) post-Archie Creek Fire logging plans. Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands Legal Director said on Tuesday that this is the BLM’s first major post-fire salvage logging operation under a relatively new resource management plan.
B.C.’s chief forester, Diane Nicholls, announced on Thursday (2-10-22) that a new allowable annual cut (AAC) level for Tree Farm License (TFL) 8 in the Southern Interior has been set, effective immediately. The new AAC for TFL 8 is 158,400 cubic meters with a maximum of 131,500 cubic meters harvested from terrain of less than 45% slope.
The Private Forest Accord, which is currently being considered by the state’s legislature, is a compromise deal on logging rules, which expands no-harvest buffers and makes other management changes. The bill also would strengthen rules for roads to ensure they do not obstruct fish passage and does not increase sediment in streams.
Nuveen Natural Capital, a global investment and asset management company specializing in the acquisition and stewardship of forestry assets, announced today (2-3-22) that it had completed the sale of 66,800 acres in Texas and Georgia to Rayonier, a leading timberland real estate investment trust. The purchase price was $ 124.2 million, prior to transactional costs.
According to a notice of application filed in a Manitoba courtroom on January 26, 20222, PCFN says the province has “failed to enforce critical conditions of Louisiana-Pacific’s forestry authorizations,” including logging in the area without a long-term forest management plan approved by the First Nation.
Shane Berg, B.C.’s deputy chief forester, has announced that he has set a new allowable annual cut (AAC) level for the Okanagan Timber Supply Area (TSA), effective immediately. The new AAC for the Okanagan TSA is 2,462,800 cubic meters. It is a decrease of approximately 20% from the previous AAC of 3,078,405 cubic meters, which included an increase to allow salvage of stands affected by the mountain pine beetle.
The Wuikinuxv First Nation (Wuikinuxv) and Interfor Corporation (Interfor) have announced a historic agreement to acquire a forest license in the Great Bear Rainforest Timber Supply Area from Interfor. The tenure purchase marks a milestone in the relationship between Wuikinuxv and Interfor. The acquisition, more than six years in the making, triples the forest tenure held by the Wuikinuxv.
The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (Ontario Teachers’) has announced that it has completed a redemption transaction, where Tamarack Timberlands LLC, an investment vehicle owned by Ontario’s Teachers, has assumed the direct ownership of approximately 870,000 acres of timberland in the U.S. South. The large-scale timberland portfolio comprised of high-quality Loblolly pine is spread throughout the U.S. South.