Participants will learn more about the changing goals and needs of forest landowners, the potential for small-scale biomass projects to serve as a new market for low-grade wood, and looming changes to the provincial silviculture programme.
Also planned is a look at forestry regulations and landowner outreach programs in other provinces, as well as the presentation of the Friend of the Acadian Forest award.
The meeting will be held at the Masonic Lodge, 30 Station Rd., from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 13 and the public is welcome to attend. Cost is $15 for association members and $20 for guests. Lunch is included.
Reservations are not required, but would be appreciated. Contact Andy Kekacs, program director, at (902) 817-4763 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Founded in 1969, the NSWOOA is the oldest independent organization of small forest landowners in the province. A non-profit society, its mission is to support woodlot owners in sustainable forestry through education, demonstration, marketing, and cooperation.
NSWOOA believes that forest practices should mimic natural processes in the native Acadian Forest. Management that favors the growth of high-quality trees of the longest-lived, most valuable species offers the best opportunity to realize timber value while restoring forest conditions to a more natural (and desirable) state.