THE NORTH AMERICAN FOREST COMMISSION:
Forest Products

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About Us:

Mandate:

The mandate of the North American Forest Products Working Group (FPWG) is to promote and enhance the efficient and sustainable use of forest products within North America, by bringing together and expanding upon the “Body of Knowledge” of information and scientific and technical expertise related to North American wood and non-wood products.

Goals and Objectives:

The goals and the objectives of the FPWG are to:

  • Facilitate the exchange of existing and emerging forest products technology within North America;
  • Identify appropriate expertise in each country;
  • Facilitate a network of scientific or technical experts to address issues of concern to the forest products sector in North America.

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Activities:

Report to the North American Forestry Commission Meeting
St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
June 12 – 16, 2000

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Summary of 1999 – 2000 Activities

The following activities were conducted during 1999-2000:

  • Expanded scientific and technical networks;
  • Held 6 conference calls and participated in 1 technical exchange;
  • Finalized proceedings from workshop;
  • Initiated work to translate workshop proceedings into Spanish;
  • Developed plan of work for FPWG.

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Scientific and Technical Network

Network During the previous two years, the participants in the various working groups:

  • Have been communicating with the other representatives from the various countries regarding working group issues,
  • Have discussed and prioritized the critical issues in the working group,
  • Are working on a plan of work to carry out the mission of the FPWG and;
  • Have looked for opportunities to work together. For example, the non-wood forest products working group have shared information regarding technical meetings dealing with special forest products

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Conference Calls and Technical Exchanges

Conference calls are the primary mode by which the members of the FPWG communicate. Conference calls occur every two months or more frequently depending on the level of activity. Some technical exchanges that have occurred over the past two years include:

  • U.S. representative gave a presentation at the International Forestry Exposition (EXIFOR) in Chihuahua, Mexico

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Proceedings

In June of 1998, the FPWG held an International meeting in Merida, Mexico. A proceedings, titled “North America Forest Products Working Group” has been published and contains the papers presented at this meeting. Copies have been distributed to all participants who attended the meeting. A copy of the proceedings is attached.

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Translation

The FPWG is working to translate the Proceedings into Spanish. This will facilitate the continued dialogue between the three countries on various technical issues impacting all three countries. The FPWG is asking the NAFC Board of Alternatives for funding to translate this proceedings into Spanish.

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Requests to NAFC

The FPWG is requesting funding support of $9,000 to cover translation, typesetting and printing of the North American Forest Products Working Group Proceedings. Attached is a copy of the English version of this proceedings. The FPWG believes that translation of this document into Spanish will increase the dissemination and use of this information in Mexico.

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Work Plan for FY 2000-2001

The working groups of the FPWG are actively involved in developing work plans for the next two years. Numerous topics have been listed and the working groups are prioritizing the list. Topics being considered include:

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Wood Products Standards

The working group is proposing to develop a trinational state-of-the-art paper that would discuss the following items:

1. Various wood products produced in each of the 3 countries
2. Species from each country
3. Current trends in use of wood products
4. Wood product standards for each country
5. “General” third-party inspection requirement

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Fiber Supply

The Working Group is proposing to develop a future paper that would focus on changing wood product demand and what this means in the demand for North American fiber supply. In addition, this Working Group is planning on meeting at the Western Forest Economics Meeting in Wemme, Oregon, May 8-10, 2000.

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Non-wood Forest Products

The Working Group is proposing to continue to explore organizing a trinational workshop on non-wood forest products. All three countries have had or are planning workshops on this topic. The FPWG has asked the representatives from each country to draft a summary executive abstract of their respective conferences and share this with the others in the Working Group, as well as the FPWG.

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Certification

The Working Group is primarily monitoring the activities on certification within their respective countries. The FPWG has asked the Working Group to prepare a yearly summary of the certification activities within their own country.

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Membership:

The Forest Products Working Group, newly formed in 1994, is in the process of developing its mandate, objectives, and activities. It is expected that the group will consider how to make maximum use of the range of forest products, including nonwood materials and forest services to better respond to the multiple demands placed on the resource base.

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1. Members

2. Subcommittees:

i. Wood Product Standards
ii. Fibre Supply
iii.Non-Wood Forest Products

iv.Certification

  Mexico Canada USA  

Felipe Jimenez
Director De Desarrollo Forestal
SEMARNAT
Avenida Progreso, 5
Colonia del Carmen, Coyoacan
CP 04110 Mexico, DF
Tel: 525/658-5918
Fax: 525/554-8843
E-Mail: fjimenez@semarnat.gob.mx

Alfredo Martinez
Subdirector de Promocion y
Organizacion Productiva
SEMARNAT
Avenida Progreso, 5
Colonia del Carmen, Coyoacan
04110 Mexico, DF
Tel: 525/658-5918
Fax: 525/554-9275
E-Mail: proaft@laneta.apc.org

Adolfo Vargas-Gutierrez
Jefe de Departamento
SEMARNAT
Avenida Progreso, 5
Colonia del Carmen, Coyoacan
04110 Mexico, DF
Tel: 525/554-0618
Fax: 525-658-6059
E-Mail: bosnat@semarnat.gob.mx

Bob Jones
Natural Resources Canada
Canadian Forest Service
580 Booth Street, 7th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A0E4
Canada
Tel: 613/947-9041
Fax: 613/947-7399
E-Mail: rjones@nrcan.gc.ca

Susan L. LeVan
(Chair)
USDA Forest Service
Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Dr.
Madison, WI 53705-2398
Tel: 608/231-9494
Fax: 608/231-9592
E-Mail: slevan@fs.fed.us

Howard N. Rosen
USDA Forest Service
Resource Valuation & Use Research
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, DC 20090-6090
Tel: 202/205-1557
Fax: 202/205-2497
E-Mail: hrosen@fs.fed.us

     

2. Subcommittees under the Working Group:

i. Wood Product Standards:

Roland Hernandez,
USDA Forest Service
Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, Wl 53705-2398
Tel: (608) 231-9228
Fax: (608) 231-9303
E-mail: rhernan2@facstaff.wisc.edu

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Mr. Robert Glowinski
American Forest & Paper Association
111 19th St NW
Washington, DC
Tel: (202) 463-2768
Fax: (202) 463-2791
E-Mail: robert_glowinski@afandpa.org

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Mr. Gonzalo Novelo Gonzalez
Inststuto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales y Agropecuarias (INIFAP)
Av. Progeso No. 5
Col. Del Carmen Coyoacan
04110 Mexico, D.F.
Tel: (525) 658-7304
Fax: (525) 554-6985
E-Mail: comef@inifap2.inifap.conacyt.mx

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Dr. Raymundo Davalos Sotelo
Jefe del Departamento de Productos Forestales y Conservacion de Bosques
Km. 2.5 Antigua carretera a Coatepec
Apartado postal 63 91000
Xalapa, Veracruz
Tel: (522) 842-1834
Fax: (522) 818-7809
E-Mail: davalos@sun.ieco.conacyt.mx

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Ing. Luis Leon Macias
Direccion Administrativa
Dr Barragan No. 49
Col. Doctores
06720 Mexico, D.F.
Tel: (525) 761-0199
Fax: (525) 761-3236
E-Mail: leonm@infosel.net.mx

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Erol Karacabeyli
Manager-Building Systems
Forintek
2665 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5
Tel: 1-604-222-5645
Fax: 1-604-222-5690
E-mail: erolk@van.forintek.ca

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Dr. Vishwa Mathur
Retired Research Scientist
Canadian Forest Service
17 Mohawk Cres.
Ottawa, Ontario K2H 7G7
Tel: (613) 721-0840
E-Mail: vmathur@intranet.ca

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ii. Fibre Supply:

Chris Gaston (Chair)
Market Economist
Forintek Canada Corp.
2665 East Mall
Vancouver, BC,
Canada
V6T1W5
Tel: (604) 224-3221
Fax: (604) 222-5690
E-Mail: gaston@van.forintek.ca

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Dr. Bill Wilson
Senior Policy Advisor PFC/CFS
Department of Natural Resources Canada
246 - 506 West Burnside Road
Victoria, BC
Canada V8Z 1M5
Tel: (250) 363-0721
Fax: (250) 363-0775
Email: bwilson@NRCan.gc.ca

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Ken Skog,
Project Leader
Timber Demand and Technology Assessment Research
USDA Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, Wl 53705
Tel: (608) 231-9360
Fax: (608) 231-9508
E-mail: kskog@facstaff.wisc.edu

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Richard W. Haynes,
Program Manager
Social and Economic Values
Pacific Northwest Research Station Forestry Sciences Laboratory
1221 SW Yamhill Suite 200,
PO Box 3890
Portland, OR 97208-5880
Tel: (503) 321-5802
Fax: (503) 321-5880
E-mail: rhaynes@fs.fed.us

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Jose Antonio Garcia Bastian
SEMARNAT
Subdireccion de abastecimiento e industria foratai
Av. Progreso No. 5
Col. Del Carmen Coyoacan
04110 Mexico. DeF.
Tel: (525) 554-8452
Fax: (525) 658-3556
E-Mail: abastian@semarnat.gob.mx

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iii. Non-Wood Forest Products:

Felipe Jimenez (Chair)
Director De Desarrollo Forestal
SEMARNAT
Avenida Progreso,
5 Colonia del Carmen, Coyoacan
CP 04110 Mexico, D.F.
T le: (525) 658-5918
Fax: (525) 554-8843)
E-Mail: fjimenez@semarnat.gob.mx

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Dr. Roger Fight
USDA Forest Service
PNW Research Station
P.O. Box 3890
Portland, OR 97208
Tel: (503) 808-2004
Fax: (503) 808-2033
E-Mail: rfight@fs.fed.us

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Cuauhtemoc Tejeda
SEMARNAP Departamento de productos no maderables
Av. Progreso No. 5
Col. Del Carmen Coyoacan
04110 Mexico. D.F.
Tel: (525) 554-8843
Fax: (525) 554-3599
E-Mail: bosnat@semarnat.gob.mx

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Dr. Leonardo Sanchez
Division de Ciencias Forestales
Universidad Autonoma Chapingo (UACH)
Carretera Mexico - Texcoco Km 38.5
Apartdo postal No. 37
56230 Chapingo, Mexico
Tel: (525) 954-1957
Fax: (525) 954-1957

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Biol. Marisela Zamora Martinez
Instituto nacional de Investigacionese Forestales y Agropecuarias (INIFAP)
Av. Progreso No. 5
Col. Del Carmen Coyoacan
04110 Mexico. D.F.
Tel: (525) 658-0754

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Dr. Luc Duchesne
Research Scientist GLFC/CFS
Department of Natural Resources
Canada
P.O. Box 490
1219 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Canada P6A 5M7
Tel: (705) 949-9461
Fax: (705) 759-5700
E-Mail: luduches@NRCan.gc.ca

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iv. Certification Sub-Committee:

Howard N. Rosen
Resource Valuation & Use Research
USDA Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, DC 20090-6090
Tel: (202) 205-1557
Fax: (202) 205-2497
E-mail: hrosen@fs.fed.us

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Ing. Miguel Angel Olayo Gonzalez
Director Ejecudvo de Conservacion de Recursos naturales
Periferico Sur 3313
Col. San jeronimo Lidice
C.P. 10200 Mexico, D.F.
Tel: (525) 568-7104
Fax: (525) 652-6367

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M.C. Marcelo Zepeda Bautista
Division de Ciencias Forestales y Medio Ambiente
Universidad Autonoma Chapingo (UACH)
Carretera Mexico - Texcoco Km 38.5
Apartado Postal No. 37 56230
Chapingo Mexico
Tel: (525) 954-2200
Fax: (525) 954-1957
E-mail:mzepeda@semarnat.gob.mx

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