An Introduction to Woodland Ownership and Management
Truly sustainable management of Nova Scotia's native Acadian Forest takes some thought. Forest conditions, markets, tax planning and many other things influence which activities should be considered in any stand of trees. Owners also need to be clear about their personal goals for forest ownership.
To help you understand more about managing woodland, we are offering a special field day on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Faye Porter woodlot in Fenwick, NS (near Amherst). “An Introduction to Woodland Ownership and Management” is designed for people who have never been to a forestry field day. You’ll learn about how forests grow, and how good stewards can manage woodlands in ways that are ecologically, socially and economically sustainable.
The workshop is sponsored by Athol Forestry Cooperative Ltd. of Amherst and the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners & Operators Association. You must register by Wednesday, 10 October, to attend.
What happens on the woodlot next door is almost as important as how you manage your own land. Encourage your neighbours, friends and family members to come with you. Children are welcome, too! Several activities will be offered to teach young people more about the woods around them.
The cost is just $10 per person or $20 per family. Lunch is included. The Porter woodlot is at 18071 Highway 2, Fenwick, about 11 kms south of Amherst in Cumberland County. To see a map, go to https://goo.gl/maps/rg4b4rRFx3G2.
To register, fill out the online form below. For more information, call Andy Kekacs toll-free at 1-855-NS-WOODS (1-855-679-6637).
8:30Arrival and registration
9:10Great forest management begins with the landowner’s values and goals
9:30 Working with the land: The basics of woodland ecology, forest management and planning
10:00What is silviculture and why do we do it?
10:30Selection management in mixed-age forests
11:15Is there ever a good reason to clear cut?
1:00Open discussion: What do family forest owners need to achieve their goals?