Are you interested in breaking news, the latest scientific research, and insightful commentary on issues of importance to the owners of woodlands in Nova Scotia, and to the health and protection of the Acadian Forest?

You’ll find it below, and also on NSWOOA’s Facebook page. The stories will be updated daily, so check back often.

For even more information, check the archive of our monthly electronic newsletter, Legacy.


New Brunswick environmental group finds success selling carbon offsets

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 24 February 2015

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Community Forests International, a Sackville-based forestry and environmental group, has been making about $70,000 per year on their 71 hectare woodlot by selling carbon offsets to five Canadian companies. These companies are paying CFI to manage this land sustainably.

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Warming climates are causing expanded ranges and earlier arrivals for blacklegged ticks

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 20 February 2015

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Warmer spring temperatures in northeastern US are leading to earlier arrivals of Lyme disease-carrying blacklegged ticks and increasing their geographic range.

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Dwindling supply of hardwood sawlogs shuts down local flooring manufacturer

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 19 February 2015


Another hardwood flooring manufacturer has had to close its doors due to a lack of hardwood sawlogs being harvested in the province.

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Small private woodlot owners are essential to successful forest conservation efforts

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 5 February 2015

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In the U.S, over a third of forested land is owned by individuals or families. It is therefore necessary to support and collaborate with them for successful forest conservation and sustainability efforts. The article highlights 5 benefits of responsible forest management: clean water, continuous wood supply, wildlife habitat, recreation opportunities, and carbon capture and storage.

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EU renewable energy policies drive demand for wood pellets

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 4 February 2015

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Demand for wood pellets is increasing in the EU due to renewable energy policies.

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Early game wardens and land stewardship

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 2 February 2015

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As you wait for better weather to get out and enjoy the woods, why not read about the lives of early game sanctuary wardens and their commitment to land stewardship? 

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Community forest gets boost

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 31 January 2015

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The province is contributing $274,000 to a community forest project in Annapolis County to be managed by Medway Community Forest Co-operative Ltd.

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How do small birds survive the winter?

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 30 January 2015

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With obstacles like severe weather conditions, predation by larger animals and food shortages, how do small birds survive the winter?

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MTRI wraps up a decade of service

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 28 January 2015

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The tenth anniversary year is over for the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute, a Queens County jewel located in Kempt.

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Flooring mill owner talks about decision to close

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 6 January 2015

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Why did Finewood Flooring and Lumber on Cape Breton call it quits?

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