News Bulletin: More Money for Silviculture

On Oct. 12, the Department of Natural Resources announced that the province will invest millions of dollars in woodlot silviculture and other forest-related initiatives. As part of the new program, the province will be absorbing the full cost of private woodlot silviculture under the Forest Sustainability Regulations. This means an additional $6 million per year for 2007-08 and 2008-09. The NSWOOA believes that some of this new funding should be directed towards a much-expanded program to promote, train, and educate woodlot owners to carry out more uneven-aged management.