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Tell the forest story

Source: The Forest Blog By Russ Vaagen In a recent visit to EPCOT in Orlando Florida, I had the pleasure of watching “The American Adventure.”  It’s a look back at how the United States was formed and the influences that got us to where we are today.  Everything Disney is amazing and this show is […]

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3 design, construction trends for 2017

Source: Proud Green Building  With 2017 well underway, design and construction professionals have their sights set on the year ahead. And while it experienced mostly flat growth in 2016, the construction industry is projected to grow in 2017, with an estimated 5 percent increase in construction starts – for a total of $713 billion – […]

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Timber Architecture: 10 Benefits of Wood Based Designs

Source: Fresh Home In this article we’ll emblaze the kindling of our creative imaginations by exploring and detailing the benefits of wood based designs. This article isn’t going to exclusively revolve upon wooden houses, but use of wood within designs and construction also. Wood is a wondrous material; hopefully you’ll agree upon conclusion of this […]

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Benefits to fireproofing forests

Source: Aginfo.net In a discussion with Oregon-based NRCS public affairs officer Tracy Robillard I learned of a project in which private landowners are trying to a certain extent limit the chance of wildfires burning up their private forests. But there are other benefits to their prevention efforts. “When you do these types of forest health […]

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Forest Service tries a different approach on whether to let fires burn

Source: NPR Scientists say more low-intensity wildfires are needed to clear out overgrown forests to help prevent bigger fires. Deciding where and when to let fires burn is tricky. DAVID GREENE, HOST: Dangerous wildfires made a lot of news across this country last year. But there are scientists who say we need more fires, low-intensity […]

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Ice storms: Study looks at how they affect forests

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Early this year, researchers will head to a giant outdoor laboratory in New Hampshire armed with warm clothing, helmets and high-pressure firefighting pumps. The scientists will re-create ice storms by spraying portions of the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest with water. It will mark the second year of a National Science Foundation-funded effort to understand […]

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Firefighting blamed for ‘megafires’ ravaging US forests

Source: BBC News They’re known as “megafires”, and they’re becoming increasingly common and destructive in the wildlands of the western United States. Could overzealous firefighting itself be to blame? BBC North America Correspondent James Cook investigates. In a quarter of a century as a firefighter, Mark Hartwig has seen more than a few wildfires. But […]

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“Ghost Forests” Are, Surprisingly, a Sign of Resilience

Source: Hakai Magazine By Lyndsey Gilpin Matthew Kirwan’s great-great-grandparents built their home on a piece of property along the Blackwater River in Robbins, Maryland. From the time he was a child, Kirwan explored and hunted there in a small forest grove near the water. But 15 years ago, he started noticing the sea encroaching on […]

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PRESS RELEASE – Best of Houzz 2017

Sustainable Lumber Co. of Missoula, MT Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017  Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World   January 17, 2017 – Sustainable Lumber Co. of Missoula, MT has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for […]

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You Can Love Wood And Still Be A Forest Hugger

Source: Huffington Post You have probably bought forest products like lumber for a home reno or notepaper for school supplies and wondered how your purchase affects the forest it came from. You may feel guilty, but you shouldn’t if the forest products you buy are harvested sustainably and certified to internationally recognized standards. In fact, […]

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