Tree Frog Forestry News

Community forest key to industry

October 26, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada East, Canada

The future of the province’s forestry industry could depend on the success of its first community forest project. That’s the message from Will Martin, board chairman of the Medway Community Forest Co-op. The pilot project sees a community group managing a portion of forest near Caledonia with the aim of creating local economic benefits while adhering to practices that support multiple opportunities and environmental stewardship. Pulp mills are important, said Martin, but so is thinking creatively about ways to grow the industry to help create new jobs and opportunities. That includes freeing up resources for new options or just letting existing resources grow long enough so they can be used in different ways.