Nashwaak Watershed Association | Forest Stewardship
Resources for Forest Owners
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Learn. share. manage. protect.
There are many incredible resources for forest owners that describe how to restore private forests to benefit wildlife, to adapt to climate change, and to harvest sustainably using low-impact methods.
How do I restore my forest to provide some of the benefits of mature forest
- New England–Acadian Forest Restoration: A Landowner’s Guide to Theory and Practice. Josh Noseworthy. 2018. Nature Conservancy of Canada.
- Restoring the Acadian Forest – A Guide to Forest Stewardship for Woodlot Owners in the Maritimes. Jamie Simpson. 2008. Res Telluris.
- A Field Guide to Forest Biodiversity Stewardship. Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources.
How do I manage my forest to adapt to our changing climate?
- NBFWO & CFI – Our Changing Forest Video Series
- Building Capacity of Woodlot Owners to Climate Change – Conference workshops
- Climate Change Resilience in the Acadian Forest: A Review – Community Forests International
- Climate Change Resilience and Carbon Storage: Silvicultural Prescriptions for the Acadian Forest Region
- Projected Climate Conditions by EcoRegion
How can I harvest sustainably from my forest?
- The Woodlot Management Handbook: Making the Most of Your Wooded Property for Conservation, Income or Both. 2009. Stewart Hilts and Peter Mitchell. Firefly Books. 314 pp.
- Restoring the Acadian Forest – A Guide to Forest Stewardship for Woodlot Owners in the Maritimes. Jamie Simpson. 2008. Res Telluris. 154 pp.
- Woodlot Management Home Study Guide – Government of Nova Scotia:
- Association for Sustainable Forestry video series: “Leaving a Legacy”
- Tolerant Hardwood Management Guide – Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry
- Tolerant Softwood & Mixedwood Selection Management Guide – Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry
- Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry Brochures:
- New Brunswick Private Woodlot Silviculture Manual – Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development
- What Will My Woods Look Like? Before and After Timber Harvesting. Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
How can I ensure my forest is protected for the long term, even after I am no longer managing it?
- Conservation Options for New Brunswick Landowners. Nature Trust of New Brunswick.
- Conservation Easements: Questions and Answers for Landowners. Nature Trust of New Brunswick.
- The Future of Your Forest: Selling or Donating Your Forest for Conservation. Community Forests International.
- Gifts of Land, Conservation Agreement, Ecogift Program. Nature Conservancy of Canada.
How do I manage pests or invasive species in my forest?
- Field Guide to Pests of the Acadian Forest – Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
- Hemlock Woolly Aldelgid – Natural Resources Canada
- Spruce Budworm – Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
- Emerald Ash Borer – New Brunswick Invasive Species Council
- White Pine Weevil – Natural Resources Canada
- New Brunswick Invasive Species Council