News release

Department Holds Third Annual Woodlot Seminars

NATURAL RESOURCES--CXN--Department Holds Third Annual Woodlot Seminars


The Department of Natural Resources will be holding one-day seminars on April 6 and April 20 titled How Your Decisions Impact Your Woodlot.

The seminars are part of an ongoing initiative to educate woodlot owners on effective and sustainable management of their properties.

Each seminar includes a morning presentation on the new wildlife habitat regulations in Nova Scotia and what woodlot owners need to know about these regulations if they plan to harvest. Discussions will also cover information on silviculture funding. Woodlot owners now have to work with wood buyers or contractors to secure funding.

The afternoon session will focus on equipment choices available to woodlot owners and the impact different types of equipment may have on certain operations, such as harvesting in stream-side riparian zones. Choosing the right equipment is always of interest to landowners.

The seminars will be held at the Wandlyn Inn in Bridgewater on April 6 and the Nautical Institute in Port Hastings on April 20. Each seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Advance registration is available at any Natural Resources office for a fee of $10. Registration will also be accepted at the door on the day of the seminar, beginning at 8 a.m., for a fee of $20. Lunch, refreshments and door prizes are included in the registration fees.

For more information on education programs available through the Department of Natural Resources, visit the Web site at www.gov.ns.ca/natr/extension/woodlot .

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The Department of Natural Resources is holding two, one-day seminars for woodlot owners.

They will take place on April 6th at the Wandlyn Inn in Bridgewater and April 20th at the Nautical Institute in Port Hastings.

These seminars are intended to educate woodlot owners on effective and sustainable management of their properties.

The cost is 10-dollars in advance and 20-dollars at the door. The seminars will run from nine in the morning to 3:30 in the afternoon.

For more information or to register contact any office of the Department of Natural Resources.

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Contact:

Tim Whynot
Natural Resources -- Halifax 902-424-5444 E-mail:
Don Cameron
Natural Resources -- Bible Hill 902-893-5629 E-mail:
Bruce Carter
Natural Resources -- Lawrencetown 902-584-2229 E-mail:
John Gillis
Natural Resources -- Whycocomagh 902-756-2339 E-mail:
kjd            March 22, 2002      12:36 P.M.