Association for Sustainable Forestry

Fiona Cleanup Challenge

Introduction

The Province of Nova Scotia is funding a program of evaluation and assistance for the purpose of cleaning up low-grade fibre resulting from Hurricane Fiona damage. This program will help meet multiple objectives including but not limited to reducing the risk of forest fires, reducing habitat for invasive pests, creating areas where young healthy forests can thrive.

Natural Resources and Renewables, NRR, is providing funding to the Association for Sustainable Forestry (ASF), to implement a Fiona low-grade fibre Clean-up Program. The funding may be payable to Landowners, Harvesting contractors, Trucking contractors, Private operators.

Objective

The ASF will call for forest industry operators to propose incentive-based programs (up to 2 years) to support the clean-up of low-grade fiber from private lands damaged by Hurricane Fiona.

The ASF will work with industry, key organizations, private operators to propose innovative and effective solutions to recover marketable low-grade fibre, while producing economic benefits.

Program Proposals

The ASF is accepting proposals from the sector for the purpose of cleaning up low-grade fiber resulting from Hurricane Fiona on private lands. Proposals will include; Species, Volumes, Location, Timeline, Budget, and will need to consider effects on Private Landowners, Contractors (harvesting and trucking) as well as the Forest Industry in general.

The proposals will be assessed and discussed with NRR. Approved proposals will be outlined with a budget, timelines and documentation.

Contact Us

Paul Gilbert
902-899-5066
Paul@asforestry.com

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The ASF is calling for forest industry operators to propose incentive-based programs (up to 2 years) to support the clean-up of low-grade fiber from private lands damaged by Hurricane Fiona.The ASF will work with industry, key organizations, private operators to propose innovative and effective solutions to recover marketable low-grade fibre, while producing economic benefits.Proposals will include; Species, Volumes, Location, Timeline, Budget, and will need to consider effects on Private Landowners, Contractors (harvesting and trucking) as well as the Forest Industry in general. Below is an application form for the Fiona Cleanup Challenge Program. More information can be found our website. www.asforestry.com/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Forestry contractors in Nova Scotia are eligible for up to $250,000 in funding.This can help purchase new equipment or used equipment or to fund retrofits.Here's the link for more information: www.forestns.ca/forest-ns-blog/details-about-contractor-funding-released ... See MoreSee Less
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Members of the ASF will be at the Central and Eastern conferences discussing ongoing and upcoming opportunities with offered programs.The Central Woodland Conference is coming up soon on Saturday, Apr. 20 at the Riverside Education Centre in Milford, NS! Make sure to register by Apr. 12 to get the early bird registration discount.To register for this and other conferences, visit: www.nswoods.ca/2024conferences.htmlCost (lunch included):- Early Bird (by Apr. 12): $25- Student: $20- Regular (after Apr. 12): $30Other upcoming conferences:Western Woodland ConferenceSaturday, Apr. 6, 2024North Queens Fire HallCaledonia, NS (Queens Co.)Eastern Woodland ConferenceSaturday, Apr. 27, 2024NSCC Strait Area CampusPort Hawkesbury, NS (Inverness Co.) ... See MoreSee Less
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A small progress update on the Hurricane Fiona Woodlot Assistance Program:So far, the program has funded over 7500 hectares of woodlot cleanup, for a total of over $3.5 million distributed to landowners and contractors from harvests on approximately 400 individual landowner's woodlots.Future silviculture work is currently being planned for many of these sites. If you, or someone you know is interested in the program, please give us a call, or visit our website for more information.(902) 899-5066 or (902) 497-2209www.asforestry.com/hurricane-fiona-woodlot.../ ... See MoreSee Less
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Location

Physical Address:

1 – 62 Parkway Dr,
Truro Heights, Nova Scotia
B6L 1N8

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 696
Truro, Nova Scotia
B2N 5E5

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902.896.5948

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