Nominations Open for Woodlot Owner of the Year

Department of Natural Resources (to July 2018)

January 4, 2002 10:10 AM

Nominations for Nova Scotia's woodlot owner of the year award are
being accepted by the Department of Natural Resources. The
deadline for submitting nominations is Jan. 31.

Any resident of Nova Scotia who owns between 20 and 400 hectares
(50 to 1000 acres) of woodland and who agrees to host a public
education and information field day on their woodlot is eligible
for the annual award.

"There are many positive changes happening on private woodlots
across Nova Scotia," said Ernest Fage, Minister of Natural
Resources. "This prestigious award recognizes one woodlot owner
each year who puts extra thought and care into their woodlot
activities."

Nominations are evaluated on a variety of criteria, such as the
quality of harvesting practices, the environmental standards
being exercised and the owner's efforts to improve the condition
and health of their woodlands.

In addition to the provincial recognition, the winning landowner
also receives a plaque awarded by the minister, designation signs
to post onsite and a major prize donated by a sponsoring
manufacturer. Some of the past winners of the Woodlot Owner of
the Year Award include Don and Katy Moore of Upper Kennetcook,
Hants Co.; Tom and Bill Skinner of South Berwick, Kings Co.;
Harold Hearn of Princedale, Annapolis Co.; George Chisholm of
Bear River, Digby Co.; Earle Tanner of Hardwood Lands, Hants Co.;
and Maxie MacNeil of Highland Hill, Victoria Co.

Individuals and organizations are invited to submit nominations
for the Woodlot Owner of the Year to any office of the Department
of Natural Resources. Nominations can also be sent to Tim Whynot
at the Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 698, Halifax,
B3J 2T9, by fax to 902-424-7735, or by e-mail to
whynottw@gov.ns.ca . The nomination must include the owner's
name, address, phone number, size and location of woodlot, a
brief paragraph stating why this person deserves the nomination,
and the nominator's name and phone number.

For more information, please contact Tim Whynot at 902-424-5444.


FOR BROADCAST USE:

     The Department of Natural Resources is now accepting

nominations for Nova Scotia's woodlot owner of the year award.

Deadline for nominations is January 31st, 2002.

     Nova Scotia residents owning between 20 and 400 hectares (50

to 100 acres) of woodland are eligible for the award.

     Nominations are evaluated on such criteria as the quality of

harvesting practices, the environmental standards being exercised

and efforts to improve the condition and health of the woodlands.

     Individuals and organizations are invited to submit

nominations to any office of the Department of Natural Resources,

or to contact Tim Whynot at 902-424-5444.

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Contact: Tim Whynot
         Natural Resources
         902-424-5444
         E-mail: whynottw@gov.ns.ca

         Anne Perigo
         Natural Resources
         902-424-2354
         E-mail: perigoa@gov.ns.ca

kjd         January 4, 2002         10:05 A.M.