The Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association is the oldest independent organization of small forest landowners in the province. A non-profit society, our mission is to support woodlot owners in sustainable forestry through education, demonstration, marketing, and cooperation. Truly sustainable forestry requires that all the values of our woodlands – ecological, social, and economic – be preserved for future generations.
Founded in 1969, we have taken a firm stand in advocating for environmentally centered, socially responsible, and economically balanced forestry. We believe that forest practices should mimic natural processes in the native Acadian Forest. Management that favors the growth of high-quality trees of our longest-lived, most valuable species offers the best opportunity to enhance timber value while restoring forest conditions to a more natural (and desirable) state. 
We encourage you to browse the pages of this website, where you will find many resources and activities of interest to woodland owners and others who care about Nova Scotia’s forest. You can learn more about Acadian Forest restoration and alternatives to clear-cutting on our sustainable forestry page, request a site visit from our forester to assess the current conditions and challenges on your woodland, or see good forestry up close at the Otter Ponds Demonstration Forest. If you share our passion for sustainable forestry, you are invited to become a member of NSWOOA. 
For even more information, contact Andy Kekacs, program director, at 902-817-4763 or andy.nswooa@gmail.com

The Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association has taken a firm stand in advocating for environmentally centered, socially responsible, and economically balanced forestry. We believe that forest practices should mimic natural processes in the native Acadian Forest. Management that favors the growth of high-quality trees of our longest-lived, most valuable species offers the best opportunity to enhance timber value while restoring forest conditions to a more natural and desirable state.

Founded in 1969, NSWOOA is the oldest independent organization of small forest landowners in Nova Scotia. A non-profit society, our mission is to support woodlot owners in sustainable forestry through education, demonstration, marketing, and cooperation. If you have questions about forest management, call us toll-free at 1-855-NS-WOODS

 
We encourage you to browse the pages of this website, where you will find many resources and activities of interest to woodland owners and others who care about Nova Scotia’s forests. You can learn more about Acadian Forest restoration and alternatives to clear-cutting on our sustainable forestry page or see good forestry up close at the Otter Ponds Demonstration Forest. If you share our passion for sustainable forestry, you are invited to become a member of NSWOOA. 

For even more information, contact Andy Kekacs, program director, at 1-855-NS-WOODS or andy.nswooa@gmail.com.

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