[Sust-mar] Wentworth area woodlot walks

Wild Flora wildwords at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 10 20:59:51 EST 2011

November 26 & December 3: Learn how to manage the natural forest
Woodlot owners and silviculture contractors are invited to participate in an “on-the ground” learning experience focused on selection harvesting in the Acadian Forest. From 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Saturday November 26 and Saturday December 3, Picea Forestry Consulting and North Nova Forest Owners Co-Op Ltd. will host woodlot walks in the Wentworth area. 
The walks will helpbuild an understanding of the natural Acadian Forest. They will also show how basic understanding of the ecology of the Acadian Forest helps forest managers improve forest health, growth, and diversity and how to implement appropriate methods in an ecologically responsible manner.
The woodlot walks are free and are being presented with funding from the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. They will cover different information, and interested persons are encouraged to attend both. However, this is not required.
	* The first woodlot walk, November 26, will introduce woodlot owners and contractors to woodlot ecology andecosystem-based forest management (EBFM).
	* The second woodlot walk, December 3, will focus on pre-operational planning as a way for the woodlot owner or contractor to know what factors to consider when developing proper prescriptions and determining how to cost-effectively implement appropriate methods of partial harvest.
To register, or for additional information on these programs, please call 902-673-2278 or email piceaeducation at gmail.com. Participation is limited and registration is required. Spaces will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

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