As fire crews battle wildfires in Nova Scotia, the Province is announcing measures to prevent more from starting.
More support is coming to help private woodlot owners recover from hurricane Fiona and grow healthy forests. The Department is investing an additional $5.7 million this fiscal year to help private woodlot owners with Fiona cleanup.
The Province has dedicated a high production forest zone, completing its triad model of ecological forestry. This will support the economy while ensuring that 90 per cent of Crown land is managed with biodiversity as the top priority.
Nova Scotia Power will be using more sustainably harvested biomass over the next three years under a new renewable electricity standard.
The Province is committed to growing the population to two million by 2060 by attracting and retaining people who will help meet Nova Scotia’s labour market needs.
James Leggate and Christina Millar are silviculture contractors and have a 243-hectare (600-acre) woodlot. They have done several silvicultural treatments on the property, including tree planting, appropriate selection-harvest methods, commercial thinning and pre-commercial thinning.