NSWOOA is an independent organization of woodlot owners and operators achieving prosperity, stewardship, and solidarity through the practice of ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable forestry.
Truly sustainable forest management means that all values of our woodlands -- ecological, social, cultural and economic -- must be preserved for future generations.
The NSWOOA supports woodlot owners and operators in sustainable forestry through education, demonstration, marketing, and cooperation
For inquiries please contact Andy Kekacs at (902) 817-4763 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mailing address is:
Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association Box 823, Truro, NS B2N 5G6
Wade Prest- Director NSWOOA
Speaking at Rally-Photo Dan Hutt
Positive Change- Photo Dan Hutt
Latest developments in natural resources policy planning
Voluntary Planning is an agency of the Nova Scotia provincial government that has been preparing recommendations on natural resources policy for the province. Voluntary Planning's Citizen Engagement Committee released its report on the first phase of this project, "The Future of Nova Scotia's Natural Resources: Our Common Ground" on April 17, 2009. Click here to view this report.
Congratulations to Sandy and Patricia!! Married Sept. 26, 2009.
Do you want to grow high-value trees?
In 2008, the NSWOOA completed an exciting education and outreach project designed to educate Nova Scotia woodlot owners and contractors about how to grow high-value trees. This approach is an alternative to clearcutting because trees are harvested individually or in small groups once they have reached their full potential.
We have finished distributing educational materials by mail and holding educational programs for woodlot owners. However, educational materials are still available online. (See below.)
This project was administered by the Association for Sustainable Forestry and funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. The NSWOOA delivered services in partnership with Picea Forestry Consulting and Wild Words Editorial Services.
Financial assistance for woodlot owners practicing selection management, crop tree release, or crop tree pruning (silviculture treatments used to grow high-value trees) may be available through a provincial program for qualifying woodlots (the Category 7 Quality Silviculture Improvement Program). For information, please contact Association for Sustainable Forestry Coordinator Rebecca Aggas at (902) 895-1179 or email@example.com
This excellent funding program has been renewed for 2009-2010.
This website is dedicated to the late Pam Langille, who took many of the uncredited photos on these pages. Many thanks to Rik Trottier for designing the first NSWOOA website, which inspired the design of this site.