Hi to the future members of the FNSWO, As a member of the Federation Of Nova Scotia Woodland Owners since 2011 it has been an experience worth participating in. I have an updated woodlot management plan, CSA certified and soon to be FSC certified all with the help of the program, many thanks to Tom Berry. We have had a woodlot demo field day here in 2012 with participation from many other woodlot owners plus another field day in conjunction with the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute. There is advice when ever needed, workshops that can be attended and just a good way to stay in touch with other people who are interested in the same important values about your woodlot as you are. There is an annual membership fee that has easily been repaid in silviculture funding over the years with many types of treatments being eligible in the program. Overall I believe being a member has been a plus for our woodlot.