Since 2009, the FNSWO has been building a Forest Certification Program for private woodlot owners across Nova Scotia. Our programs provided an opportunity for private woodlot owners to become certified to internationally recognized standards for forest management under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC SLIMF) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Z804) standard.
In 2011 as part of our FSC program, we partnered with the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) to serve Woodlot Owners in Western Nova Scotia. The original CSA Z804 Program has recently been phased out with most of the CSA members joining our FSC program.
The FNSWO certification program has been a huge success and continues to grow. Collectively our Woodlot Certification program serves a woodlot owner landbase covering 12,801.6 Ha. The program is funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and through annual membership and operating fees.
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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