Volume 13, No. 01 - November 15, 2017

NCASI's Canadian Operations celebrates 15-year anniversary

In the summer of 2002, NCASI opened an office in Montreal to begin operations in Canada. Since then, 31 Canadian forest products companies have joined, representing over half the sector’s production in Canada.

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In Memoriam - Ronald A Yeske

Ronald A. Yeske, 70, former President of NCASI, passed away on June 19 at his home in Anderson, South Carolina. Family, friends, and NCASI colleagues gathered for a memorial service held on June 25. Dr. Yeske provided dedicated leadership to NCASI for more than 20 years, beginning in December 1994. Dr. Yeske retired in January 2015 after guiding NCASI through a period of organizational challenges and transitions.

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NCASI caribou nutrition study completes year one in Ontario

For the last four years, NCASI’s caribou nutrition research program has been conducted out of a facility in Fort St. John, British Columbia. Owing to the need to sample a greater diversity of Canada’s vast boreal forest, the project was relocated to northwestern Ontario. In March 2017, 14 caribou were successfully transported from the Fort St. John facility to a newly designed and constructed facility near Dryden, Ontario.

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Exploring bats and forest management: NCASI bat project completes fieldwork

In Canada, as in much of North America, many bat species have been decimated by the introduction of a pathogenic fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, into their hibernacula. In 2016, NCASI initiated a project with Dr. Mark Brigham of the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, to test for longer term effects of forest management on the foraging activities of insectivorous bats.

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Greenhouse gas implications of using forest residues for energy production

NCASI Technical Bulletin No. 1042, Greenhouse Gas Aspects of Using Forest Residuals for Energy Production in Forest Products Manufacturing Facilities, examined the net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with using forest residues (logging residues and precommercial thinning) for energy generation in the forest products industry as well as the effect of various sources of uncertainty on these emissions. 

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