Standing Committee on Resources

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“The Standing Committee on Resources considers matters that may fall under the responsibilities of the Departments of Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources and Fisheries and Aquaculture. It normally meets monthly.”

Meetings in which forests/forestry were discussed are listed below (most recent at the top).

  • The Great Trail Completion
    Witnesses Department of Natural Resources: Ms. Julie Towers, Deputy Minister;Mr. Matt Parker, Director of Parks, Outreach & Service Delivery. January 18, 2018
  • Forest Nova Scotia and Taylor Lumber Company (Sustainable Forestry)
    April 20, 2017 View Blog post about it
  • Forest Management on Private Lands
    Thursday, December 7, 2017
  • Department of Natural Resources Cape Breton Privateland Partnership
    Mr. Frank Dunn, Deputy Minister and Mr. Allan Eddy, Associate Deputy Minister present and discuss Cape Breton Privateland Partnership. Sep 22, 2016. A lot of discussion of clearcutting and property taxes; quite informative in regard to NSDNR’s perspectives on role of private woodlots in the forest economy.
  • Nova Scotia Silviculture Contractors’ Association
    The Standing Committee on Resources receives a presentation from the Nova Scotia Silviculture Contractors’ Association, June 18, 2015. “If you are a selection harvester/operator, you almost have to have a forestry background. You have to be able to identify a spruce tree from a fir tree at 30 feet, at night. You have to be able to identify a tree that has a good crown from one that has a poor one, at night. It’s tough. In some parts of the world, tree marking where you basically go in and paint the trees that you want cut occurs, but that’s very expensive. We’ve never done that much in Nova Scotia unless you’re dealing with some really high end forest products.” Lots more in this presentation about the practicalities of harvesting and management of our forests, corporate decision-making etc.
  • Medway Community Forest Co-operative
    The Standing Committee on Resources receives a presentation from the Medway Community Forest Co-operative. Oct 15, 2015
    (Record in Hansard)
  • Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia Industry Overview
    The Standing Committee on Resources receives a presentation from the Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia. March 20, 2014
    (Record in Hansard)
  • Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners & Operators Association
    The Standing Committee on Resources receives a presentation from the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners & Operators Association. Jan 20, 2011 Many comments about uneven-aged management, adaptation to climate change.