Nova Scotia's Forest Sustainability Regulations specify that Registered Wood Buyers who acquire more than 5,000 cubic metres (2,270 cords) of primary forest products from private woodlands in any one calendar year, must have a Wood Acquisition Plan. The Plan details how a registered buyer will meet their obligation under the Forest Sustainability Regulations. The obligation is based on a rate of $3.00 per cubic metre of softwood and/or $0.60 per cubic metre of hardwood acquired. Registered Buyers can opt to pay money directly to a Sustainable Forestry Fund or carry out silviculture activities on privately owned land.
To date the majority of Registered Buyers have opted to undertake their own silviculture programs. Woodlot owners seeking information on availability of silviculture funding in this program should contact the Registered Buyers directly. To view a map showing the locations of Registered Buyers closest to your area Click Here. The DNR staff for the Registry of Buyers Program can be contacted by clicking Here.
Registry of Buyers Annual 2015 Report (For Calendar year 2014)
Federation of Nova Scotia Woodland Owners
PO Box 358, Brookfield, Nova Scotia
Phone Toll Free 1-844-WOOD-LOT (1-844-966-3568)
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