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Mainebiz Real Estate Insider – The Winds of Change: Maine’s Transitioning Forest Products Industry

Maine’s economy has faced a difficult transition. Gone are the days of robust and stable economic growth based on our abundance of tangible natural resources. In weathering the consequences of the electronics age for our pulp...more

Capital Thinking: Environment

Legislative Activity - Flood Repairs in Colorado - The short-term continuing resolution (CR) passed by Congress will allow “the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to use up to $450 million of funds previously...more

SCC Adopts Commercial Approach in Allowing the Appeal by Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd.

On May 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. v. Canada. The decision considers whether the vendor of a forest tenure is required to include in its “proceeds of...more

Ontario’s Highest Court Confirms Province Has Exclusive Right to “Take Up” Crown Land

On March 18, 2013, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that Ontario has the right to “take up” Crown land for mining and forestry without federal authorization. This ruling confirms that in exercising its rights and powers...more

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Issues Final Rule For Northern Spotted Owl Habitat

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently announced (pdf) that it finalized its designation of critical habitat for the northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) in the Pacific Northwest. The final rule...more

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