High Production Forestry

On the Boater-St. Margaret’s Bay lands, June, 2021

From the initial June 25 2019 document describing the Project:

Project Objective
To develop a strategic approach, involving methods and procedures for identifying, ranking and selecting sites
for High Production forest management on Crown land

Next Steps and Timelines
• 2019: Finalize definition of HPF and develop draft selection criteria at the provincial scale for
stakeholder feedback [Targeted (Summer/Fall 2019), Broad (Fall 2019/Winter 2020)]
• Winter 2020: Final Report on Phase 1 deliverables

Progress to Date (as cited on Ecological Forestry Page on Dec 10, 2021:

  • Developed draft definition of High Production Forestry (HPF) and draft selection criteria at the provincial scale in Fall 2019 for stakeholder and public feedback
  • Public consultation via general release of Phase 1 Discussion paper in Winter 2020
  • Targeted stakeholder consultations held in-person and virtually in Spring 2020
  • Public release of HPF Phase 1 Final Report including site selection & ranking criteria in Summer 2021


Not greatly behind schedule, but  the Big Questions remain: how much and what land is to be included in the HPF component of the Triad, and Who is going to pay for it? 

Finally, some numbers on the cost of High Production Forestry in Nova Scotia 1Aug2021

Is High Production Forestry compatible with the Nova Scotia Premier’s commitment to carbon neutrality? 11Mar2021

Shelly Hipson: Concerns about how Crown lands will be designated for High Production Forestry in Nova Scotia 11May 2020