Publications Available to Purchase

At a Glance: A Guide to Identifying and Managing Nova Scotia Hardwoods

If properly managed, hardwoods can be a valuable commodity in a market saturated by low quality forest products. While hardwood management is not difficult, some basic knowledge is required to make the best decisions. Central to this is a reasonable ability to identify the main species. In this booklet, Gary Saunders provides a simple, illustrated guide to just our local species, and describes concisely how to manage them for greater value. Order this document here - click to download a publications order form (PDF).

Forest Ecosystem Classification of Nova Scotia's Model Forest Guide

A comprehensive forest ecosystem classification (FEC) guide has been produced which contains identification keys, descriptive information, photographs, and management interpretations for 10 ecotypes, 28 vegetation types, and 16 soil types found within the Nova Forest Alliance area. Classifying forest ecosystems based on vegetation, soil, and site attributes allows woodlot owners and forestry professionals to recognize similar ecosystem units on the ground and to have a common understanding of these units. From this classification, management guidelines can be developed which address opportunities and limitations associated with different ecosystems. Order this document here - click to download a publications order form (PDF).   Out of Stock - No Longer Available

Contractors & Operators Best Management Practices Manual
The Best Management Practices Manual was developed by forest contractors and operators in order to address the NFA goal to improve forest practices. New research into the impacts of forest practices requires us to continually adapt and change our operations to ensure we are doing what is right for the forest and the environment. This manual proposes best management practices for the most important forest operations including developing an effective relationship with the landowner, harvesting, forest/wildlife management and road construction, safe operation, and self-monitoring for quality results. The BMP Manual has been adopted by the Nova Scotia Forest Products Association. Contact the NFA at to purchase your copy of this valuable tool for contractors and operators. Order this document here - click to download a publications order form (PDF).

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