Seeing Forest Management in Action

As part of the Canadian Woodlands Forum, the recent Nova Scotia meeting included a significant amount of time spent visiting sites utilizing innovative and ecological practises.  

Katrina Leighton from Truro and Lech Krzywonos, Principal of the Truro campus of the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) (approx. 800 students) joined the Woodlands fall field tour on October 4 to learn more about today’s ecological forest practises and forest management in action.  

NSCC’s Truro Campus has a longstanding relationship with Northern Pulp in a land lease arrangement for a forestry outreach facility called Gittens Lodge. This partnership dates back to the early 1970s when Ted Gittens, a professor at NSCC at the time, had a vision for a forestry woodlot based on leading environmental practises. Professor Gittens was ahead of his time and today the facility is visited by over 1,000 people each year.