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RISI program dates for 2013

RISI, a leading information provider for the global forest products industry, has announced dates and locations for its 2013 conference schedule. Source: The Sacramento Bee
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World Forests Summit on now

The World Forests Summit, hosted by The Economist, is where CEOs, government ministers, scientists and activists will meet to discuss the framework for future sustainable management of this global resource. Source: The Economist
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Commissioning phase for new mill

Bombala district’s new $74 million Dongwha Timbers softwood sawmill is nearing completion. Source: Timberbiz
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Common sense laws for safety

The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) and the Victorian Forest Contractors Association (VFCA) welcomed the Victorian Government’s amendments to the declaration for public safety zones for timber harvesting. Source: Timberbiz
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Forest road maintenance courses

Australian-based forest road maintenance courses will be presented by Forme Consulting Group and Forestry Solutions this month. Source: Timberbiz
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Forest contractors’ hall of fame inductees

The Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) will induct another group of nominees into its Hall of Fame at a function in Bairnsdale Victoria on April 23. Source: Timberbiz
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ABARES Forest Sector Forecasting Workshop

ABARES is currently undertaking an analysis of the long-term demand and supply outlook for Australia's forest sector. Source: Timberbiz
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FWPA appoints statistics and economics specialist

Jim Houghton is the Forest & Wood Product’s Australia’s (FWPA’s) new statistics and economics manager. Source: Timberbiz
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Asian bank rolls Heart of Borneo

Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing nearly US$4.5 million to help conserve one of the world’s most critical but threatened forest areas in the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo. Source: The Jakarta Post
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