High production, ecosystem management: A glimpse of Nova Scotia forestry’s future

Drastic change is coming to management of 1.85-million hectares of Nova Scotia.

The Crown owns a third of the total landmass of Nova Scotia.

Consultation closes Friday on two documents that give the first significant insights into how the Department of Lands and Forestry wants to implement the recommendations of the much-touted Lahey Report.

Their titles, Nova Scotia Silviculture of the Ecological Matrix and High Production Forestry Criteria, are a mouthful.

But the documents lay out in detail how the department intends to choose lands for industrial-scale forestry versus ecological conscious harvests and how those lands would be managed over the long term.

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