Senior forester sought by Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources

This item was posted yesterday (Nov 9, 2017) on the NS Government website

What perspectives will the new appointment bring?

Competition # 6101
Director Forestry, Permanent, TRURO
Natural Resources
Posting Closing Date: 11/30/2017
Duties: Reporting to the Executive Director, Renewable Resources Branch, the Director of Forestry is accountable for the development and management of programs, strategies and policies for the sustainable management and growth of the province’s forest lands. The responsibilities include the measurement, reporting and forecasting of the status of Nova Scotia forests; research, development and implementation of ecological and timber management goals, objectives and practices; and development and administration of strategies, policies and legislation for forest sustainability, biodiversity and health. The Director is also responsible for forest genetic programs and policies, and forest renewal programs including the production of tree seedlings for reforestation.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a university degree in a biological science (which includes forestry) as well as several years of progressive management experience in a similar role.

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Evidently the search is not restricted to in-house candidates as there is no language in the ad to indicate such a restriction.

It’s a key position within NSDNR at a time when forests and forestry in Nova Scotia face some big challenges and there is a lot of controversy about DNR’s forestry management on Crown lands.

We can hope that NSDNR is advertising widely and will select a candidate who can bring a breath of fresh air for all.

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