Women in Forestry Workshop
Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Women in Forestry Workshop

On Saturday, October 26th join us for the sixth Women in Forestry Workshop!

This session will be focused on ecological forestry and how it affects forest management. The event is open to any female woodlot owner, aspiring forester or anyone looking to learn more about forests and how they are managed.

The cost is $20 and registration is required! Contact abby.lewis@merseytobeatic.ca (902-682-2371).

We hope to see you there!

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Woodlot Management Mentorship Field Day
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Woodlot Management Mentorship Field Day

Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry is funding a field day for family forest owners to learn how to manage their woodlot using ecological forestry! This free event will be a great opportunity for all attendees, regardless of experience level, to learn and to share experiences with woodlot management! Contact colin.gray@merseytobiatic.ca or 902-682-2371 for more details and to register :)

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Woodlot Owner of the Year Field Day!
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Woodlot Owner of the Year Field Day!

THIS SATURDAY!

Come and join us for the 2019 Woodlot Owner of the Year field day. This event is open to anyone who wants to learn more about the importance of woodland management, and the importance of forestry in Nova Scotia.

The event will be held in the Spence Managed Forest- Located approximately 2.5 km down access road 101-01, which is across from 128 Williams Rd, Ellershouse.

We hope to see you there 

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North Range Field Tour
Apr
9
1:30 PM13:30

North Range Field Tour

The Western Woodlot Services Cooperative would like to invite you to attend a forestry field tour on Saturday April 27 from 10am to 3pm. The tour will visit and discuss 40 years of ecologically based intensive forest management using natural regeneration strategies on several woodlots managed by Harold Alexander of North Range Forest Products in North Range, Digby Co.

The sites we’ll visit are predominately Red Spruce (even-aged) stands at various forest stand development stages from regenerating to mature forest that have received one or more silviculture entries.  We’ll also visit portion of a neighbouring woodlot that is multi-aged and has not been worked for 30 years which just received its first harvest entry considered as uneven-aged management.

Part of discussions will include hearing Harold’s views on intensive/high production forest management as part of the triad model recommended in the Lahey report, as well as optimizing tree volume growth capabilities, quality development/optimum time to complete silviculture entries, eligible silviculture treatments, silviculture funding and rates, costs and revenues associated including challenges.

The sites the tour will visit include:

1.     Red Spruce seedling establishment and development after thinning in older stands (shelterwood)

2.     Stand age 15-20 years: 1st thinning (pre-commercial) 

3.     Stand age 35-40 years: 2nd thinning (Commercial/ Merchantable)

4.     Stand age 50-60 years:  3rd thinning (shelterwood type cut)

5.     Uneven aged management in old growth mixedwood forest dominated by Red Spruce.

Please join us for a walk in the woods to see various stages of forest stand development, silviculture, and to participate in various discussions. If you’re able to attend, we ask participants to please pre-register and indicate the best email address or phone number to reach you so we can notify participants in case of cancellation. There is no cost to attend although we ask that participants bring their own lunch. If you have any woodlot owner friends that may be interested in attending this event, please share this with them.

To pre-register, please email info@westernwoodlotcoop.com.

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Our First Annual General Meeting
Jun
9
9:30 AM09:30

Our First Annual General Meeting

We’re pleased to announce that WWSC’s first AGM will be taking place on Saturday, June 9 from 9:30 am to 2 pm at the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre in Cornwallis. The AGM will act as a forum to hear from our members as we develop the structure of the WWSC and form our official board of directors. We are delighted to have the General Manager of North Nova Forest Owners Cooperative, Greg Watson join us as a guest speaker and share North Nova’s story as they celebrate 40 years in operation as a successful woodlot owner managed cooperative. Mark the event on your calendar today and please contact us to pre-register by June 4th, as lunch will be provided.

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