Woodlot Owner of the Year Field Days

Department of Natural Resources (to July 2018)

August 30, 2002 9:44 AM

The Department of Natural Resources will host three woodlot
events during September and October to recognize the provincial
and regional winners of the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owner of the Year
award.

"These field days are a great opportunity for the public to see
the results of good forest management practices," said Natural
Resources Minister Tim Olive. "We are pleased to recognize the
extra thought and care that all nominees for the Woodlot Owner of
the Year have put into their woodlots."

Les Corkum, of Falmouth, Hants Co., is the 2002 provincial
winner. A two-day field event will be held on Oct. 5 and 6 on his
woodlot at Windsor Road, Lunenburg Co.

Mr. Olive will attend on Oct. 6 to present the award to Mr.
Corkum at a ceremony at 12:30 p.m.

Displays and demonstrations also taking place include:
-- small-scale equipment demonstrations;
-- commercial thinning and selection operations;
-- a tour of old-growth forest;
-- a tour of a u-cut Christmas tree operation;
-- a visit to a historic water-powered mill owned by the Corkum
family; and
-- an interpretive walk that will include ox logging.

The eastern regional winner is Robert Glaze of Orangedale,
Inverness Co. A field day is scheduled for Sept. 7 on his
woodlot.

Earle Tanner of North Salem, Hants Co., is the central regional
winner. A field day will be held on his woodlot on Sept. 21.

In addition to the various tours and activities, a demonstration
of the new Wildlife Habitat and Watercourses Protection
Regulations will take place at all three events. Admission to
these events is free.


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     The Department of Natural Resources will host three woodlot

field days in September and October to recognize provincial and

regional woodlot-owner-of-the-year winners.

     The field days will highlight forest management practices on

private woodlots.

     Les Corkum, of Falmouth, Hants County, is the 2002

provincial Woodlot Owner of the Year. A two-day field

event will be held on October 5th and 6th on his woodlot in

Lunenburg County.

     Natural Resources Minister Tim Olive will present the annual

award to Mr. Corkum on October 6th.

     The field days include organized tours and demonstrations of

the new wildlife habitat regulations.

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Contact: Tim Whynot
         Natural Resources
         902-384-3420
         E-mail: whynottw@gov.ns.ca

         Bruce Carter
         Natural Resources, Lawrencetown
         902-584-2229
         E-mail: carterbm@gov.ns.ca

         John Gillis
         Natural Resources, Whycocomagh
         902-756-2339
         E-mail: gillisjl@gov.ns.ca

         Don Cameron
         Natural Resources, Bible Hill
         902-893-5629
         E-mail: cameronds@gov.ns.ca

nwc         August 30, 2002         9:42 A.M.