When managing land, it is up to the land owner to decide how that area will be treated. For a private woodlot owner, it is normally one individual whose objectives need to be met. As a group that manages land for the government, the people, and the trees, there are multiple values that need to be met. We do our best to meet the social, environmental, and economic values of Crown land. We do this by partnering with many different organizations and having a wide variety of key stakeholders and board members.
We try to meet our SOCIAL VALUES by maintaining logging roads for ATVs, fishing and hunting access, and for the enjoyment of the general public. We also try to help others benefit from the land, for example, by helping clear portage routes from the 1910’s or by building an outdoor classroom to help further children’s education.
We try to meet the ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES by practicing sustainable forestry and changing treatments over time to better the land for healthy water quality and wildlife. We also have teamed up with other groups and individuals on different projects to help better our understanding and evolve our forest practices.
We try to meet our ECONOMIC VALUES by harvesting Crown land to produce revenue into the province as well as supporting many communities with direct employment and products every Nova Scotian uses on a daily basis.