CBPP, along with NSLFFPA and a variety of other partners is very excited to be hosting an important conference March 2nd, “2017 Eastern Hardwood Conference: Exploring Hardwood Potential and Innovation”.
A theme we continue to see in our work with woodlots in our area is the underutilized potential of our hardwood resource. Appropriate hardwood management can provide an opportunity to develop high value forest products in a way that also promotes forest health and maintains the beautiful vistas that define our region. Our hope, through this conference, is to raise awareness about these opportunities, and begin a discussion around how we can best move forward.
We have an excellent line-up of speakers and topics, ranging from hardwood management treatments and how to do them economically, to hardwood markets and where they are headed, to potential supply here in Eastern Nova Scotia. We will also be looking at challenges facing contractors and how they can be overcome, non-timber hardwood opportunities, how developing carbon markets could be used to fund hardwood management, and how to achieve highest value from our local resource.
As a keynote presentation, Al Stinson will discuss hardwood management in Ontario’s Algonquin Park. The park has been able to develop a very successful hardwood management program that is carried out in harmony with its goal of providing outdoor recreational opportunities.
Additionally, for those new to their woodlot or wondering how best to manage it, staff from both CBPP and WoodsCamp will be available throughout the day to answer any questions you might have.
Through concurrent sessions we hope to have sessions of interest for a variety of audiences, from new woodlot owners to experienced, forest contractors to those interested in hardwood business opportunities.
The cost of the conference, including lunch and refreshments, will be $40. Space is limited, so please make sure you register early. For more information or to register please visit: