The Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association is an independent organization of woodlot owners achieving prosperity, stewardship, and solidarity through the practice of ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable forestry. Founded in 1969, NSWOOA is the oldest association of small forest landowners in Nova Scotia. A non-profit society, our mission is to support woodlot owners through education, demonstration, marketing, and cooperation. 

On the pages of this website, 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 at

 Goals tool for family forest owners

Set your goals for forest ownership, and identify the resources you need to succeed, 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 the Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre for a Backyard Forestry Workshop July 28th-30th, 2017.



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