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Shasta College logging training program now licensed to sell timber

Students in Shasta College’s logging operations program are helping defer their program’s costs while they train. They’re selling logs they harvest to North State sawmills. It’s an income stream made possible by the college’s recently-acquired commercial timber operator license. That license means students in the college’s Heavy Equipment Logging Operations (HELO) program can learn all the steps involved […]

Timber ETFs Grow on Recovering Lumber Demand

The timber industry and related exchange traded funds are gaining momentum as lumber futures climbed since the start of April on signs that the housing construction season may be recovered, along with greater demand from home improvement stores. Over the past month, the iShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF (NYSEArca: WOOD) increased 9.2% and Invesco […]

Forest in Spain

How do you bring a forest back to life?

Even after a forest has been razed and cleared, it can return. With tech and patience, some projects are helping forests reclaim their old territories. Half a millennia ago, forests covered much of the Iberian peninsula. But that soon changed. Centuries of wars and invasions, agricultural expansion and woodcutting for charcoal and shipping wiped out […]