Ecological Forestry/Conservation


Sites, magazines, organizations etc compiling a range of information related to forests & forestry in NS

NS Department of Natural Resources and Renewables: Forestry
Variety of research and Info docs. Not listed on the page accessed via the link above: Ecological forestry (Lahey report etc.) Unfortunately, some of the links/older materials seem to have been removed, e.g. Natural Resources Strategy View Links/NS Gov Info for specific topics, documents on

Atlantic Forestry Review
“Atlantic Forestry Review, launched in 1994, is a magazine for woodlot owners, foresters, contractors and technicians in Atlantic Canada. Published bi-monthly,Atlantic Forestry has rapidly expanded to become an essential source of up-to-date information for those interested and involved in forestry. 6 issues per year. Subscribe!” Facebook Site

Nova Scotia Forest Notes
Maintained by David Patriquin, covers the period June 21, 2016 to June 21 2022. “A quest to understand forests and forestry in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada”. Succeeded by On the state of Triad Forest Management in Nova Scotia for period June 9, 2022 to June 3, 2024 “It’s the biggest trial of Triad Forest Management yet”. Succeeded yet again by this website (,a group endeavour.

Family Forest Network
“Hosted by the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association — in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables and other organizations that provide services to landowners — this website is the best place to learn about forest-related activities in Nova Scotia. You’ll find detailed information about annual events like the Spring Woodland Conferences and Woodlot Owner of the Year award ceremonies, along with many other seminars, workshops, conferences, and field days.”

Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute
“The Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) is a co-operative of land owners and researchers working together with a common mission and vision. MTRI operates a field station in Kempt, Queens County, Nova Scotia which provides office work space and basic accommodations for researchers carrying out studies in the area.” Offers Guides, Publications, Reports

Nature NS
“Nature Nova Scotia is a federation of natural history societies and other nature groups in Nova Scotia. We are a Canadian charity and registered society in Nova Scotia, working to support networking, research, education, and advocacy initiatives for nature.”

Blomidon Field Naturalists
Newsletter: Beyond the Tides

Halifax Field Naturalists
Newsletter: Halifax Field Naturalist