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$1.5 million announced in silviculture funds.Monday, June 25th 2012
The province is expediting additional programs for private woodlot owners to help woods workers in southwestern Nova Scotia.
The government is providing up to $1.5 million in funding for silviculture initiatives that will help small, private woodlot owners improve operations.
Silviculture workers that would have planted and thinned for Resolute Forest Products will shift to provincially funded operations.
The Association for Sustainable Forestry will administer the investment.
Association co-ordinator David Sutherland says the additional funding will be welcomed by silviculture contractors and woodlot owners alike.
He says it is a very appropriate investment in rural communities and will contribute positively to the future health and productivity of Nova Scotia's forests.
The money will support forest management practices and treatments applied to uneven-aged forests.