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.
Warming climates are causing expanded ranges and earlier arrivals for blacklegged ticks
Warmer spring temperatures in northeastern US are leading to earlier arrivals of Lyme disease-carrying blacklegged ticks and increasing their geographic range.
Learn more here... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150218122947.htm
Dwindling supply of hardwood sawlogs shuts down local flooring manufacturer
Another hardwood flooring manufacturer has had to close its doors due to a lack of hardwood sawlogs being harvested in the province.
Small private woodlot owners are essential to successful forest conservation efforts
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.
EU renewable energy policies drive demand for wood pellets
Demand for wood pellets is increasing in the EU due to renewable energy policies.
Read more here... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150130132845.htm
Early game wardens and land stewardship
Community forest gets boost
The province is contributing $274,000 to a community forest project in Annapolis County to be managed by Medway Community Forest Co-operative Ltd.
How do small birds survive the winter?
With obstacles like severe weather conditions, predation by larger animals and food shortages, how do small birds survive the winter?
Find out here... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150127100159.htm.
MTRI wraps up a decade of service
The tenth anniversary year is over for the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute, a Queens County jewel located in Kempt.
Flooring mill owner talks about decision to close
Why did Finewood Flooring and Lumber on Cape Breton call it quits?
Can mainland moose be saved?
Can moose in mainland Nova Scotia be saved from extirpation?