This report compiles and summarizes the available literature on the silvicultural and economic outcomes of partial cutting and clearcutting systems in the Acadian Forest and other forests in northeastern North America with the aim of informing an analysis of the potential impacts of reducting the prevalence of clearcutting in Nova Scotia. Yield and growth, regeneration, stand composition, costs, profitability and employment were investigated.
The forest industry is an important sector in all provinces in Canada, representing an average of 10% of total value added produced. Given the important role that this industry plays in the country, in-depth studies of the characteristic features of forest-based industries, their linkages with the rest of the economy, and the impacts of changes in policies on the society as a whole is believe to be instrumental in the process of ensuring sustainable development.
This workshop has been developed in response to the overwhelming interest in New Brunswick concerning the development and sustainable management of non-timber forest products. This project outlines potential products, focusing upon the primary resource and suggest appropriate sustainable harvesting and management guidelines. This project is intended for private woodlot owners and the general public.
Forestry communities, like all single industry communities in New Brunswick and across Canada, are facing difficult times and unprecedented challenges as the main employers close or leave town. This literature review examines the economic transitioning of single industry communities with a focus on forestry communities. Literature was reviewed from a wide variety of sources including journal articles, Government documents and reports, as well as publications from a wide variety of websites and organizations.
This report summarizes a study by the Rural and Small Town Programme (RSTP) on capacity building in forestry dependent communities in New Brunswick with funding from the Fundy Model Forest, the New Brunswick Enterprise Network and the Regional Development Corporation. Due to the decline in the forestry industry, such communities need to look at ways to build new capacities in order to continue to be sustainable in the future.
This manual can launch your community on a process of renewal and resilience. It can help you facilitate the initial step towards successful transition from dependence on a single industry to innovative development based on diverse utilization of community resources. This transition often begins with a small group of determined citizens who engage others in the process of visioning, planning and implementing a sustainable future. The community should cultivate the capacity to shape its own ways of life and work.
The purpose of this report is to establish a baseline understanding of some aspects of the socio-economic conditions of Aboriginal communities within forest regions in Canada. It is hoped these findings will assist governments and society in decision-making where it relates to information gathering, resource allocation and the socio-economic welfare of Aboriginal communities within forest regions in Canada.