News release

More Funding Supports for Ecological Forestry

The province is providing an additional $1 million for Crown land silviculture.

Providing a broader range of silvicultural options to protect and promote uneven-aged forest management and a more sustainable forestry sector was a recommendation of Professor Bill Lahey’s Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia, released in August.

“The sooner we can move to higher retention harvest treatments, the sooner we can achieve ecological forestry,” said Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin. “We know the implementation of Professor Lahey’s recommendations will take time and we are committed to taking a step-by-step approach.”

The funding, added to the department’s 2018-19 budget, will be used to improve the quality of Crown land forests across Nova Scotia.

The funds are in addition to the $4.2 million invested in Crown land silviculture this fiscal year.

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The province is providing an additional one-million dollars for Crown land silviculture.

Providing a broader range of silvicultural options to protect and promote uneven-aged forest management and a more sustainable forestry sector was a recommendation of Professor Bill Lahey’s Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia.

Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin says the sooner the province can move to higher retention harvest treatments, the sooner it can achieve ecological forestry.

The funds are in addition to the four-point-two million dollars invested in Crown land silviculture this fiscal year.

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