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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. 


Geological and Mineral Resources and Woodland Management Workshops- Apr. 19th, 21st and 22nd

All are invited to attend the Geological and Mineral Resources and Woodland Management Workshops held by the NS Department of Natural Resources.

Beneath your feet; what a woodland owner should know about mineral and geological resources and woodland management workshops.

Cost $20, light meal included. Registration is required.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

NSCC Truro Campus, from 7:00-9:00 pm. To book a place or for more info, please contact Simon Mutabazi at simon.mutabazi@novascotia.ca (902-424-5444) or Don Cameron at don.cameron@novascotia.ca (902-893-5629).

Friday, April 21, 2017

Antigonish, DNR office, 190 Beech Hill Road, from 7:00-9:00 pm. To book a place or for more info, please contact Simon Mutabazi at simon.mutabazi@novascotia.ca (902-424-5444) or Jason Chard at Jason.chard@novascotia.ca (902-295-0745).

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Coxheath, DNR office, 300 Mountain Road, Sydney (Coxheath), from 10:00 am-12.00 pm. To book a place or for more info, please contact Simon Mutabazi at simon.mutabazi@novascotia.ca (902-424-5444) or Jason Chard at Jason.chard@novascotia.ca (902-295-0745).


Otter Ponds Demonstration Forest 2017 AGM- Friday, Mar. 31st

Join members and friends of the Otter Ponds Demonstration Forest in Mooseland, NS for our 2017 Annual General Meeting! The AGM will take place on Friday, March 31st, 2017, 6-8 pm at the Mooseland Community Centre (4032 Mooseland Rd) in Mooseland, NS.
Learn more about what we have accomplished over the past year and what our plans are for the future. 
Everyone is welcome and the event is free of charge!
For more information, contact Andy toll free at 1-855-NS-WOODS or Christie at earthscapeff@gmail.com, or visit nswoods.ca.

Join members and friends of the Otter Ponds Demonstration Forest in Mooseland, NS for our 2017 Annual General Meeting! The AGM will take place on Friday, March 31st, 2017, 6-8 pm at the Mooseland Community Centre (4032 Mooseland Rd) in Mooseland, NS.

Learn more about what we have accomplished over the past year and what our plans are for the future. 

Everyone is welcome and the event is free of charge!

For more information, contact Andy toll free at 1-855-NS-WOODS or Christie at earthscapeff@gmail.com, or visit nswoods.ca.

Click here to view a poster for the event.


2017 Spring Woodland Conferences- Mar. 2nd, 4th and 25th

Join us for the annual Spring Woodland Conference series, where forest professionals and woodland owners discuss topics and provide resources to help you manage your land sustainably, based on your own values and goals. There are three conferences in all, one in each region of Nova Scotia. Listen to presentations on a wide variety of topics; view exhibits of businesses and organizations across the Nova Scotia forest sector; network with woodlot owners, forest professionals, and service providers; and enjoy a delicious lunch.

Western Woodland Conference
Saturday, Mar. 4th, 2017
North Queens Fire Hall (Caledonia, NS)

Central Woodland Conference
Saturday, Mar. 25th, 2017
Maple Ridge Elementary School (Lantz, NS)

Eastern Hardwood Conference
Thursday, Mar. 2nd , 2017
Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre (Port Hawkesbury, NS)

You are encouraged to pre-register for the conference you would like to attend by clicking on the conference above or visiting nswoods.ca/2017-spring-woodland-conferences.html. Pre-registrations will be accepted up to one week before each conference. Lunch is included in your conference fee, and we will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions for people who pre-register a minimum of one week before the conference.

Western and Central Conference Fees:
$20 Pre-register
$25 At the door
$15 Students

Eastern Conference/Hardwood Management Conference Fee:
​$40 Registration

There will be a grand prize awarded at each of the conferences, which any participant is eligible to win. For more information, call our toll-free number, 1-855-NS-WOODS (1-855-679-6637).


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 andy.nswooa@gmail.com

 

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