Forestry Sector News
Province Announces Restrictions During Wildfires
As fire crews battle wildfires in Nova Scotia, the Province is announcing measures to prevent more from starting.
Maritime College of Forest Technology Appoints First Female Board Chair
The Forestry Sector Council and the Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT) are pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Boyd as the first female Chair on the Board of Governors.
Forestry Funding Helps with Fiona Damage, Silviculture
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.
Our Conference | Sector Events Calendar | Employee Retention
With only five weeks to go until our Symposium there is something for everyone! An amazing lineup of presenters with a focus on workforce development and innovation.
High Production Forest Zone in Place
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.
Help us, Help you
Our annual survey helps us keep vital labour market information current, which in turn informs our work in supporting employers.
We don’t just see green, we live it
We plant, cultivate and harvest our important and renewable resource into wood and paper products that are central in our lives every day.
Thank you for your contributions
As the end of the year approaches, we extend special thanks and appreciation to all the contractors and businesses in the industry. Your hard work is important, and we look forward to connecting and supporting you in 2023. We wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday season!
Regulations require more renewable electricy
Nova Scotia Power will be using more sustainably harvested biomass over the next three years under a new renewable electricity standard.
Why do you belong?
The FSC is an industry-led organization, born from the voice of industry need. We receive core funding from the province, but industry support is required to operationalize our Strategic Plan, which is designed to strengthen the industry’s workforce.
Province accepts Auditor General recommendations on immigration, population growth
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.
There is still time to register for our fall workshops! We are hosting three sessions across the province -- a casual evening of food, networking and information.
What can we accomplish together?
We hope your families, staff, and communities are safe and able to return to some kind of normal since feeling the devastating impacts of Hurricane Fiona. Our people come together in crisis, and we are strong and resilient. Remember to express your appreciation for extra efforts made by your employees.
2022 Woodland Owner of the Year
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.
Welcome to our online newsletter
Welcome to the first edition of our monthly newsletter! Here we will be bringing you information and updates on things relevant to the workforce in Nova Scotia’s forestry sector. Training programs, funding opportunities, events, resources, and current HR trends…we are here to help you navigate.