The Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association is an independent organization of woodlot owners and operators achieving prosperity, stewardship, and solidarity through the practice of ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable forestry.

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. 

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

 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.

As an incentive to try this goals assessment, every landowner who completes it (and provides contact information) will be entered into a drawing to win a free site assessment for one parcel of woodland in Nova Scotia. A forest professional will determine the current conditions on the lot and give you a written report on your best options for the future. Management planning is one of the most important tools for woodland owners. Depending on the size of your lot, this incentive is valued at $250 or more.





Join us for our 2016 AGM on May 14th at the Ross Farm Museum in New Ross, NS



May 17 2016

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