Attention Nova Scotia woodland owners! Each year the Department of Lands and Forestry chooses a winner in each of the Western, Central and Eastern Regions of the province. From those regional winners, one will be chosen as the overall provincial winner. This is an award which is well deserved by the recipients, and reflects the goals, objectives and actions of progressive woodland owners. Please take the time to nominate someone whom you know would be a worthy recipient of this award. Just follow the link below!novascotia.ca/natr/woodlot/woya/applications.asp?fbclid=IwAR2DPF12KdIEyLGYT0foX0eha7Eo-9DZVN0Ksfj...... See MoreSee Less
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Cape Breton Privateland Partnership provided the oversight on this nice black spruce commercial thinning completed on private land by Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources (UINR) in Caribou Marsh. ... See MoreSee Less
As the Province of Nova Scotia moves towards engaging private woodland owners and improving the stewardship of our forests, the Department of Lands and Forestry has developed a woodland owner survey. The survey will provide guidance in the development of future programs and services.Please take some time to complete the survey. All answers will be confidential, and those who complete the survey will be entered in a draw for $50.Your view and perspectives are important! To participate, please visit: www.novascotia.ca/woodland-owner-survey... See MoreSee Less
COVID-19/LANDS/FORESTRY--Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund Opens--------------------------------------------------------------Nova Scotia's forestry sector operators can apply to recover extra costs for keeping their employees and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.An agreement between the Government of Canada and Nova Scotia will make more than $668,000 from the federal Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund available to small and medium-sized forestry businesses in Nova Scotia.Businesses can apply to recover costs for COVID-19 safety measures incurred between April 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. Eligible costs include personal protective equipment, handwashing stations, extra vehicles and accommodations, sanitization and facilities for self-isolation.Eligible businesses must have fewer than 500 employees and their primary activities must be in forestry and logging, support activities for forestry, wood product manufacturing, or pulp and paper manufacturing."The pandemic has forced everyone to find new ways to work safely and businesses have invested in added health and safety measures. Now, they can access funding to offset those extra costs and that will allow our forestry sector to continue working safely," said Lands and Forestry Minister Derek Mombourquette. "We are pleased to deliver this federal relief program that will help individual businesses and the sector make a strong recovery from the pandemic."The application guide and form are available on Nova Scotia's Coronavirus website. Businesses can apply online until Feb. 26.Quotes:"We are supporting our forest sector. We said we would be there for Canadians through COVID-19 and we are delivering."- Seamus O'Regan Jr., federal Minister of Natural ResourcesQuick Facts:-- the Government of Canada announced the $30 million Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund in July 2020-- Nova Scotia's portion of the fund totals $668,353, which will be administered by the Department of Lands and Forestry-- eligible expenses will be paid out by March 31, 2021Additional Resources:Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund application guide and forms: novascotia.ca/.../forestry-sector-safety.../Nova Scotia Coronavirus website: novascotia.ca/coronavirus/Government of Canada Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund announcement: www.canada.ca/.../emergency-funding-for-covid-19...Department of Lands and Forestry on Twitter: twitter.com/NSLandsForestry-30-Media Contact: Steven StewartCell: 902-240-8337Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less