New tool for family forest owners!

Set your goals for forest ownership, and identify the resources you need to achieve them, by using NSWOOA's new self-assessment tool for small-woodland owners. It's simple, useful, and fun. To begin, click here.

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.

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, toll-free at 1-855-NS-WOODS or by email to

A non-profit society, NSWOOA is the oldest independent organization of small forest landowners in Nova Scotia. Founded in 1969, our mission is to support woodlot owners in sustainable forestry through education, demonstration, marketing, and cooperation. 


The stewardship staff at NS Department of Natural Resources invite you to enjoy some time in Nova Scotia’s forests this fall!



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