Western Nova Scotia has derived economic, recreational, and ecological values from our forests for many generations. Communities near mills have always benefited from companies‘ contributions to local initiatives. WestFor has joined the forest sector’s community support efforts through a Community Grant for projects and organizations in the counties where it operates. Each year, $1 for every two tonnes of wood harvested in a county will be set aside to be distributed back into that county in the subsequent year. The focus of the Community Grant will be to provide support for child and youth programs and outdoor recreation.