The Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association is committed to being your best source for information and advice about the sustainable management of the Acadian Forest. We do not offer silviculture or harvesting services; our interest is only in the protection and enhancement of the native forest ecosystems of Nova Scotia.
Forest management is a complex activity. Current forest conditions, markets, soils, an owner’s personal goals, tax planning and many other factors influence which management activities should be considered in any stand of trees. Thankfully, there are many opportunities to learn more about forest management and to connect with landowners and forest professional who can offer good advice.
Information about programs and events offered by NSWOOA, the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, and other organizations that support woodland owners, can be found here.
Women in Forestry Workshop- Friday, November 18th, 2016
The Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute will be hosting their third in a series of Women in Forestry workshops on Friday, November 18th at 9:00am at MTRI and the Medway Community Forest. Join them for a day in the field covering topics like machine operations, Forest Stewardship Council Certification, business planning, management plans for private woodlot owners, and selection harvests, as well as bushsaw demonstrations.
The cost of this workshop is $20, and a hot lunch will be provided.
Register now, space is limited! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-682-2371 to register.
Click here for the workshop poster.
Tours of Otter Ponds Demonstration Forest
Otter Ponds Demonstration Forest highlights the philosophy, science, and practice of uneven-aged management in the Acadian Forest. It produces timber for market using the best forest practices presently known, while protecting wildlife habitat and the Tangier River watershed, respecting the ecosystem services provided by the parcel, and enhancing the social and cultural value of the forest. Management practices are certified to the Forest Stewardship Council’s Maritime Standard.
Woodlot owners, elementary and high school groups, university students and researchers, and other groups are invited to visit Otter Ponds to see an outstanding example of working forestland. Contact Andy Kekacs, project manager, at 902-817-4763 or email@example.com