SOUTHEM ONLINE Southern Hemisphere Forest Industry Journal Online news briefs SOUTHEM Online - Issue 248 – 23 July

2010 Hi and Hola - Welcome to this edition Southem Online. We are renowned for having something of a laid back attitude in the southern hemisphere. However, the Aussies may have pushed it to the limit with plans to move the federal election leaders’ debate to avoid a clash with the series finale of popular TV cooking contest Masterchef. PM Julia Gillard said she hoped Australians would pay some regard to the debate, although she understood Australians fascination with cooking and eating. Ms Gillard’s newly announced climate change plan for a “citizens’ assembly” seems to have been too hard for some to swallow. The PM was “roundly attacked by both sides of politics and by environmental groups after unveiling Labor’s climate change plan, the ABC reported. Change the channel cobber. Cheers and Saludos from Down Under Mike Smith Editor and Director Email: info@southem.com URL: www.southem.com SOUTHEM COMMUNITY REGISTRATION You can register for this free e-news headlines service. Send an email to subscribe@southem.com LINKEDIN GROUP @ http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2218173&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr YAHOO GROUP @ http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/southemonline/?yguid=224336867 FACEBOOK @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/southem/33458700993?ref=ts Want to send this edition to a friend? Just Forward to a Friend. Or select “Forward” on your email. SPONSORS’ MESSAGES Help keep this publication free – please visit our sponsors today! Contact info@southem.com for sponsorship details. TIMBERLAND INVESTMENT CONFERENCE Center for Forest Business University of Georgia March 23-25, 2011 The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation Lake Oconee, Georgia, USA

Save the Date! Forestry Climate, Investments and Opportunities are changing! Join us for our 2011 Timberland Investment Conference where we will provide you the latest Forestry topics, speakers and opportunities. See details of the conference below or go to the web site. www.ugatimberlandinvestment.com Seeing the Forest for Its Hedges Bob Izlar from the Center for Forest Business was one of the experts recently quoted by the New York Times on the long-term benefits of investment in forestry. http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/12/seeing-the-forest-for-itshedges/ (SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE CONFERENCE) REMSOFT – WORLD-LEADING SOFTWARE Remsoft creates the world's leading software for sustainable spatial forest management planning. For 15 years, our software suite has enabled our clients to meet objectives while ensuring the viability of the world's forests and related ecosystems. For more information please click to info@remsoft.com or www.remsoft.com HELI HARVEST LTD PROVIDING AERIAL HEAVY LIFTING SERVICES Heli Harvest is New Zealand’s leading heavy helicopter operator. The company has vast experience in heavy lifting tasks, including timber harvesting, firefighting, disaster relief, construction, vineyard frost protection and cellphone tower installation. Heli Harvest operates two Mi-8 helicopters. For more information, go to: http://www.heliharvest.co.nz/index.cfm/ FOURTH FOREST ENGINEERING CONFERENCE – WHITE RIVER, SOUTH AFRICA, April 5-7, 2011 First Announcement “INNOVATION IN FOREST ENGINEERING ADAPTING TO STRUCTURAL CHANGE” The Department of Forest and Wood Science at Stellenbosch University, South Africa in conjunction with IUFRO, is proud to announce the presentation of the 4th Forest Engineering Conference in April 5-7, 2011 at the Protea Hotel, The Winkler, in White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa. For further information please contact Hannél Ham (hamh@sun.ac.za) or Pierre Ackerman (packer@sun.ac.za). (SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS) COMPREHENSIVE INSIGHTS WITH SOUTHEM COUNTRY REPORTS Southem Country Reports on Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and Uruguay are now available. To find out more about these unique southern hemisphere country forestry reports, go to Southem Country

Reports or at http://www.southem.com/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=731&Itemid=31 **************************************** COPYRIGHT NOTICE Items headlined in SOUTHEM Online are drawn from a number of sources. The source of the item is quoted, either by publication or organisations in line with the practice of fair reporting. Items originally published in Spanish are translated by TMS Ltd. Every effort is made to ensure use of paid wire service material is avoided at all times. Should users wish to utilise SOUTHEM Online on their own web sites, we request that this is done to accurately reflect the current layout to ensure attribution is appropriate. ************************************************ U.S. SPY NETWORK LINK TO NZ KYOTO OBLIGATIONS MAPPING A U.S. company linked by The Washington Post to a massive post-9/11 spy network is supplying the software used by the government to measure New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions and land-use change to meet its Kyoto Protocol obligations. This is a Subscriber Only article. http://www.southem.com/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=1148&Itemid=2 ************************************************ U.S. DEDICATED TO BUILDING ENERGY AND CLIMATE PARTNERSHIP WITH CHILE Meanwhile, the United States is “dedicated” to building an energy and climate change partnership with Chile, said the U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd D. Stern during a series of meetings with Chilean government officials in Santiago. http://www.southem.com/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=1131&Itemid=2 ************************************************ WOOD WINS OVER TRADITIONAL MATERIALS IN CHILE CITY REBUILD Wood will replace concrete, steel and cement as the main material for the reconstruction of public properties of in the Chilean city of Talcahuano. The six buildings along with the Palace of the Sports stadium were destroyed by the February 27 earthquake. http://www.southem.com/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=1147&Itemid=2 ************************************************ SAPPI CONSOLIDATES SOUTHERN AFRICAN PAPER OPS Sappi Southern Africa has announced that it would be consolidating its paper

divisions to strengthen its ability to meet customer requirements and develop new business opportunities, the South African-based group said in a statement. http://www.southem.com/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=1146&Itemid=2 ************************************************ PULP-MAKER RESCUED BY WORKERS’ CO-OP PLANS GROWTH Argentine pulp-maker Celulosa de Puerto Piray (PCP) – rescued by a workers’ cooperative in the depths of the recession - is planning to expand capacity to include production of products derived from tissue. http://www.southem.com/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=1130&Itemid=2 ************************************************ AUST PM CALLS ELECTION – NO GUARANTEES TO TASMANIA Australia’s new Prime Minister Julia Gillard – having called a general election for August – has said it is too early to say whether a Tasmanian forestry industry restructure package would cost jobs, ABC has reported. http://www.southem.com/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=1133&Itemid=2 ************************************************ PARTIES GO TO WAR OVER ‘TOTAL SHAMBLES’ NZ BIOFUEL POLICY New Zealand’s opposition Labour Party has labelled the National Government biofuels a “total shambles”. http://www.southem.com/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=1145&Itemid=2 ************************************************ AFFORESTATION SCHEME GOING UNDER THE AXE Meanwhile, Labour’s Forestry spokesperson Stuart Nash says Budget documents show that the NZ Government will downscale the Afforestation Grant Scheme by NZ$2m per year over the next three years before eventually ceasing it. http://www.southem.com/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=1144&Itemid=2 ************************************************ LAND REFORM CHANGES DELAYED, AGAIN South Africa’s potentially controversial land reform changes have been further delayed when, for the second time this year, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform missed its deadline for releasing the green paper on land reform, Business Day has reported. http://www.southem.com/index.php?

option=com_content&task=view&id=1143&Itemid=2 ************************************************ FORESTRY TASMANIA MOVES EXPORT FUMIGATING OFFSHORE Forestry Tasmania has backed off fumigating log shipments in the Australian island state, instead opting for an in-hold process on a ship anchored 2 nautical miles offshore. http://www.southem.com/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=1142&Itemid=2 ************************************************ ARGENTINA MOVE TO INCREASE SAFETY ON LOGGING TRUCKS A national deputy (representative) from the Argentine province of Misiones has presented a bill aimed at establishing conditions and basic requirements for the safety of logs transported on trucks. http://www.southernhemisphereforestry.co.nz/html/press_releases_8.html ************************************************ AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK SOAKING UP CO2 – NEW STUDY Australia's vast outback is remote and arid, but the expansive landscape could also play a cheap and effective role in the Federal Government's climate change solution, the ABC has reported. http://www.southernhemisphereforestry.co.nz/html/press_releases_2.html ************************************************ ‘UNIQUE’ BOLIVIAN FORESTRY PROJECT AIMS FOR LONG TERM GAIN The Ecologist has highlight what it describes as “A unique community based forestry project in Bolivia aims to give farmers long-term financial incentives to keep trees standing”. http://www.southem.com/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=1140&Itemid=2 ************************************************ TOWNS CELEBRATE END OF URUGUAY/ARGENTINA BRIDGE PICKETS Argentine city Gualeguaychú and Fray Bentos in Uruguay have celebrated a month since the end to pickets that have since 2006 interrupted traffic and trade across the international bridge across the shared Rio Uruguay linking the two neighbouring locations, Mercopress reported. http://www.southem.com/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=1139&Itemid=2 ************************************************ DEPRESSION HELP FOR FORESTRY WORKERS THIN ON THE GROUND The ABC in Australia reports that rural counsellors in Tasmania are

concerned about depression rates among forest workers and farmers in the north, where services are becoming thin on the ground. The Rural Alive and Well program says it only has enough funding for an outreach service in the south. http://www.southem.com/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=1138&Itemid=2 ************************************************ KCA MILLICENT MILL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS Kimberly-Clark’s Millicent Mill in Australia recently celebrated 50 years of production and innovation. The company is the manufacturer of popular Kleenex, Cottonelle, Viva, Wondersoft, and Thick & Thirsty brands. http://www.southem.com/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=1129&Itemid=2 ************************************************ ARGENTINE FORESTRY PLANNING CANADA MISSION Argentine forest industry representatives are planning a mission to Canada. http://www.southem.com/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=1136&Itemid=2 ************************************************ WALK ON THE WILD (SUSTAINABLE) SIDE Savvy travelers looking for sustainable vacation options in Latin America and the Caribbean can now find them by logging on to SustainableTrip.org, an online search engine launched today by the Rainforest Alliance. http://www.southem.com/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=1135&Itemid=2 ************************************************ SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE FORESTRY VIDEO From our friends at Youtube.com HYMN OF FORESTRY A backstage performance by the Antumapu Universidad Chile Choir of “himno forestal” (forestry hymn) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-zLJIzTQZo FORESTRY ROCKS! And a fun performance during Forest Week at Antumapu. http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=R3vBzg1igUY&feature=related AUDIENCE GO WILD OVER FOREST WEEK PERFORMANCE! http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=mpK3NMGwY3I&feature=related

************************************************ ARTICLES OF INTEREST FROM THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE FORESTRY Climate change and Australia: Trends, projects and Impacts L. Hughes. Climate change and Australia: Trends, projections and impacts. Austral Ecology. Vol. 28 Issue 4. Online 28 June 2008. http://dmmsclick.wiley.com/click.asp?p=6085579&m=27873&u=563534 DEFORESTATON IN ECOSYSTEMS Altamirano, Adison and Lara, Antonio. Deforestación en ecosistemas templados de la precordillera andina del centro-sur de Chile. A multitemporal analysis to determine the land cover change was conducted in the preAndean range of Maule region of Chile. Forest (Valdivia), 2010, vol.31, no.1, p.53-64. ISSN 0717-9200. http://mingaonline.uach.cl/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S071792002010000100007&lng=es&nrm=iso&tlng=en PINUS RADIATA AND WATER BALANCE IN CHILE Anton Huber, Andrés Iroumé, James Bathurst. Effect of Pinus radiata plantations on water balance in Chile. Hydrological Processes. Volume 22, Issue 1, Date: 1 January 2008, Pages: 142-148 http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/114273738/abstract ************************************************ EMPLOYMENT AND OPPORTUNITIES PHD SCHOLARSHIP PhD Scholarship in Forestry/Environmental Science 2010 @ Griffith University, Australia http://www.jobsinsciences.com/phd-position/fellowship/phd-scholarship-inforestryenvironmental-science-2010-griffith-university-australia/ SUPER SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP The Australian Government has recently introduced a "Super Science Fellowship" scheme to attract and retain high quality early-career researchers from within Australia and around the world. The Universities of Melbourne, Monash, New South Wales and Flinders, in collaboration with the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRC-SI), have been successful in securing two of these Fellowships in the area of Climate Science. http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=666473 BIODIVERSITY PROGRAMME MANAGER New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DoC) is advertising for a Programme Manager Biodiversity for its Rotorua Lakes Area Office. Closes 2 August. For more details contact Karen Kaukau at +64-7-349 8211 or go to: kkaukau@doc.govt.nz

TORREFACTION TECHNOLOGY Scott Deatheridge wrote: “As demand for wood pellets grows for replacing coal in coal-fired power plants, utilities are looking for "black pellets" that have been through a torrefaction process. I am looking for information on torrefaction technology, such as what works well, vendors, etc.” Please let me know if you have any guidance on torrefaction technology. Scott.Deatherage@tklaw.com **************************************** MEETINGS TIMBERLAND INVESTMENT CONFERENCE Center for Forest Business University of Georgia March 23-25, 2011 The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation Lake Oconee, Georgia, USA Save the Date! Forestry Climate, Investments and Opportunities are changing! Join us for our 2011 Timberland Investment Conference where we will provide you the latest Forestry topics, speakers and opportunities. See details of the conference below or go to the web site. www.ugatimberlandinvestment.com For decades, some university endowments, pension funds and other big investors have put part of their money to work in the woods. They’ve bought large tracts of timberland, viewing them as an asset class separate from stocks, bonds and other forms of real estate, The New York Times’s Tim Gray writes UGA’s Center for Forest Business professionals and invited speakers will provide you insight in the resilience of forest resources and how timberland values have been impacted by the financial markets. The conference should meet your timberland questions as well as provide you the information necessary to make the most prudent timberland investment decisions involving the process of purchasing, management and divesting a tract of timberland. The Center for Forest Business integrates the latest academic research and sound financial methods to provide education and service to forest industry, investors and landowners throughout the world. For more information, contact: Bob Izlar - bizlar@warnell.uga.edu Director, Center for Forest Business Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources University of Georgia, Athens Phone (706) 542-6819

FAX (706) 542-5073 Rich Molpus - rmolpus@warnell.uga.edu Center for Forest Business Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources University of Georgia, Athens Phone (706) 542-5079 Cell (601) 421-1721 FOURTH FOREST ENGINEERING CONFERENCE – WHITE RIVER, SOUTH AFRICA, April 5-7, 2011 First Announcement “INNOVATION IN FOREST ENGINEERING ADAPTING TO STRUCTURAL CHANGE” The Department of Forest and Wood Science at Stellenbosch University, South Africa in conjunction with IUFRO, is proud to announce the presentation of the 4th Forest Engineering Conference in April 5-7, 2011 at the Protea Hotel, The Winkler, in White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa. The Forest Engineering Conference (FEC) is an international event held every four years and is a forum for forest engineers from around the world to share their knowledge, experience, and emerging ideas. This meeting follows previous successful FEC events held, in Mont-Tremblant, Canada (2007); Växjö, Sweden (2003); and the inaugural event in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1999. The three-day conference, will include both oral and poster presentations. A full-day field excursion is being arranged for the 6th of April in and around the Nelspruit and White River industrial forestry plantation of Komatiland Forests and York Timbers. A call for papers and posters related to the conference theme and other important information will follow this first announcement. FEC sponsors’ logos will be added to the website, other official correspondence and future announcements. Important Dates: Early Registration Deadline December 31, 2010 Late Registration Deadline January 31, 2011 Abstract Submission August 15, 2010 Contact Information: For further information please contact Hannél Ham (hamh@sun.ac.za) or Pierre Ackerman (packer@sun.ac.za). SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE HOODIE-HOO DAY

22 August 2010 - Southern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day - this is the day to go outdoors at high noon and yell “Hoodie-Hoo” to chase winter and make ready for spring, only one month away. http://www.answers.com/topic/southern-hemisphere-hoodie-hoo-day SMALL FOREST OWNERS: IMPROVING FORESTS AND INDUSTRIES 26-27 August. III Small and Medium Forest Owners’ Forests Technical Management Meeting - Improving the forest and the forest industries. Córdoba, Argentina. industriasforestales@agro.unc.edu.ar ARGENTINA FOREST FAIR 23-26 September 2010. Argentina Forest Fair at Posadas, Misiones, Argentina. Feria Forestal Argentina.Parque Centro del Conocimiento Posadas (Misiones) www.feriaforestal.com.ar FOREST PRODUCTS TRANSPORT FOCUS ON SOUTH AMERICAN CHALLENGES 27-28 September 2010. International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA) 2nd South American Regional Seminar. Sao Paulo, Brazil. The IFPTA 2nd South American Regional Seminar will focus on the opportunities and challenges for logistics companies in the growing South American forest products markets. Throughout South America, infrastructure is one of the most important challenges facing forest products logistics. How are companies and governments responding to this challenge? What changes or developments might be expected to accommodate the continued increase in demand for South American forest products? www.ifpta.org/saconf2010 CANOPY PROCESSES IN A CHANGING CLIMATE 7-15 October 2010 - Travelling Workshop: Canopy Processes in a Changing Climate. South East Australia. IUFRO 2.01.12 http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-2/20000/20100/20112/ Contact: Anthony O'Grady, anthony.ogrady(at)csiro.au NEW ZEALAND JOINT INDUSTRY CONFERENCE 11-13 October 2010. New Zealand Pine Manufacturers Association and Joint Industry Conference at Te Papa, Wellington. October 11, Timber Design Awards. October 12 Joint Conference. October 13 Individual AGM/Conferences. Go to: http://www.pine.net.nz/ REMOTE SENSING & GIS APPLICATIONS IN FOREST ENGINEERING 19-20 October 2010. 9th Seminar on Remote Sensing & GIS Applications in Forest Engineering. Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. http://www.9seminarioflorestal.com.br/home/ CHILE FOREST SCIENCE CONGRESS 27-29 October 2010. 5th Chilean Congress of Forest Sciences. Temuco, Chile. Temuco Catholic University (TCU), Chilean Society of Forest Sciences (CSFS). Contact: Elizabeth Margaret Gutiérrez, congresoforestal(at)uct.cl.

FORESTRY EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOR THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION Call for Abstracts: Forestry Education and Research for the Asia-Pacific. ICRAF, Manila, The Philippines, 23–25 November 2010. Abstract submission deadline: 31 May 2010. This conference aims to strengthen the contribution of forestry education and research towards sustainable forest management in the Asia-Pacific region. The course is organized by the University of the Philippines Los Banos, with support from the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF). For more information, go to: http://www.mailprosx.com/mp/link.php?M=115574&N=1182&L=4540&F=H CARBON GOVERNANCE IN ASIA 1-3 November 2010. The Global Carbon Project, Earth System Governance Project of IHDP and Institute of Advanced Studies of the United Nations University (UNU-IAS), with funding from the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), are jointly organizing a capacity building workshop entitled "Carbon Governance in Asia: Bridging Scales and Disciplines" in Yokohama, Japan. More details are available at http://www.gcp-urcm.org/CG/ LATIN AMERICAN WOOD PROTECTION CONGRESS 5-8 December 2010. 2do Congreso Iberoamericano de Protección de la Madera. The Second Latin American Congress of Wood Protection, at Mar Del Plata, Argentina. IUFRO 5.00.00 – see: http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-5/50000/ Contact: Osvaldo Encinas, osenbla(at)gmail.com http://www.ripma.org/ AUSTRALASIAN FOREST GENETICS CONFERENCE 8-10 February 2011. Australasian Forest Genetics Conference: integrating quantitative and molecular tools. Christchurch, New Zealand. Contact: Luis A. Apiolaza, Email: Luis.Apiolaza(at)canterbury.ac.nz. http://isebindia.com/icpep-4/icpep-4.html INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF WILLOW IN ARGENTINA 16-18 March 2011. III International Congress of Willows in Argentina (IIIº Congreso Internacional de Salicáceas en Argentina). In Neuquén, Argentina. Open to representatives from the public and private sector, the scientific community, producers, industries, technicians, students and all people interested in this species. Go to: www.jornadasalicaceas.com IX INTERNATIONAL RANGELAND CONGRESS – IRC2011 2-8 April 2011. IX International Rangeland Congress “Diverse Rangelands for a Sustainable Society”. Rosario, Argentina. See: www.irc2011.com.ar IUFRO TREE BIOTECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 26 June-2 July 2011. IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference 2011 - From

genomes to integration and delivery. Arraial D’ajuda, Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil. Contact: Dario Grattapaglia, Email: dario(at)cenargen.embrapa.br. http://www.treebiotech2011.com/ BREEDING AND GENETIC RESOURCES OF FIVE-NEEDLE PINES 15-25 Aug 2011. 4th Conference on the Breeding and Genetic Resources of Five-Needle Pines. Tomsk, Russia. IUFRO 2.02.15, Contact: John King, Email: John.King(at)gov.bc.ca. http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-2/20000/20200/20215/. CLIMATE, SUSTAINABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT 16-20 August 2010. 2nd International Conference: Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions. Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. Contact: contact(at)icid18.org http://www.icid18.org/ ************************************************* ANOTHER SIDE LONGBOARDERS RIPPING – ON THE MOTORWAY We welcome all sorts of visitors in our part of the world, including crazy Canadians who rip down the motorway south of Auckland in New Zealand on their longboards. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgVo1IAVrDM ************************************************* NEWS ONLINE Do you have news items you wish to make available to others on SOUTHEM Online? If so, please send them to southem@wave.co.nz ************************************************ MISSING? Did we miss you off the list, or do you have an associate who may want to receive SOUTHEM Online. If so, please feel free to register by sending a message to southem@wave.co.nz with subscribe in the subject box providing details about yourself. Or you can register at the web site at: http://www.southem.com/content/view/37/35/ ************************************************** REMOVE If you would prefer not to receive further issues of this newsletter, please reply to me at email southem@wave.co.nz with the word ‘Remove’ in the subject.

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