Single copies of publications noted FREE are available free of charge by writing to:
Dept. of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 698, Halifax, N.S. B3J 2T9
or by visiting your local office of the Department of Natural Resources.
A Field Guide to Forest Biodiversity Stewardship
Spruce – Pine Management Guide
Intolerant Hardwood Management Guide
- Tolerant Softwood and Mixedwood Management Guide (Feb 2017)
- Tolerant Hardwood Management Guide (Feb 2017)
Selection Harvest Survey Report
Accuracy of Honer Volume Equations for Balsam Fir in Nova Scotia
(Updated June, 2016)
The long-term branching and diameter response for pre-commercially thinned hardwood stands in Nova Scotia
(Updated May, 2015)
- Survival and growth of out-planted small (Jiffy®1842) vs. regular (Jiffy®3065) plantation stock (Feb. 2015)
- Thoughts on Transforming the Forest Sector
Presentation by Don Roberts, Vice-Chairman, CIBC World Markets Inc. December 11, 2012
( Watch a video of this presentation )
- Commercial Thinning Survey: 5-Year results (2012)
Commercial thinning has a dual role, both as a thinning and a harvesting operation.
- Forest Utilization License License Agreement. The Province of Nova Scotia signed a Forest Utilization License Agreement with Port Hawkesbury Paper, September 27, 2012. This new agreement reflects government’s work to transform the forest industry in Nova Scotia.
- Old Forest Policy - 2012 -This policy consolidates the Department's efforts to maintain old forests and associatedbiodiversity in the forested landscape.
- Mapping Nova Scotia's Natural Disturbance Regimes (Electronic copy released 2011)
- Forest Ecosystem Classification for Nova Scotia Part I: Vegetation Types (2010)
- Forest Ecosystem Classification for Nova Scotia Part II: Soil Types (2010)
- Forest Ecosystem Classification for Nova Scotia Part III: Ecosites (2010)
- Woodbridge Wood Supply Scenarios - Clearcut Harvest Policy Analysis (May 2011)
- Non-Industrial Private Non-Participation Scenarios (May 2011)
- Land Capability and Site Index Curves for Nova Scotia Hardwoods (March 2011)
- Modelled Potential Species Distribution for Current and Projected Future Climates for the Acadian Forest Region of Nova Scotia (January 2010)
In 2007 research was undertaken into potential impacts of climate change on forest site conditions that influence tree species distributions in Nova Scotia. The Research was lead by University of New Brunswick professor, Dr. Charles Bourque. Using growing degree days and soil water content in combination with a 'middle-of-the-road' climate change scenario (ISA92a), twelve native species were assessed for changes to their potential distribution, projected in 30-year time slices to the year 2100.
- Implementing Ecosystem-based Integrated Resource Manangement in Nova Scotia
The two files listed above are the Nova Scotia pages of a larger Natural Resources of Canada document: Implementing Ecosystem-based Management Approaches in Canada's Forests. English version or French version.
A systematic approach to ecosystem based intergrated resource management has evolved to include ecological planning tools, forest modelling, policy, and regulations.
- The Effects of Hurricane Juan on Managed Stands Commercially Thinned in Central Nova Scotia (November 2009)