Community Forests

red spruceThe province is supporting small communities in Nova Scotia to provide jobs and opportunities in the forestry sector by accepting requests for proposals in setting up Community Forests.

By allowing local communities to manage community forests on Crown land across Nova Scotia, the province will ensure that our forests are well-managed, and that there are jobs and opportunities for families close to home.

There are 125 community forests across Canada. Groups that manage community forests also pursue their own goals - starting businesses related to forestry, creating ecotourism opportunities and offering education programs. The possibilities are limitless. They can ensure that harvesting is done responsibly; that there are opportunities for recreation, eco-tourism and business; and that the forests create jobs and opportunities close to home.

In 2013 the province issued a Requests for Proposals ‎for one pilot community forest project. This project is in the process of development

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  Community Forest Photos from across Canada - Click one photo for gallery view