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We’re committed to growing and maintaining healthy forests for you and your family. Every day, we deliver on this deep-rooted passion, because we live, work and play in the forest. It’s a part of our lives.

Forest Nova Scotia is the largest organization of forestry interests in the province. Since 1934, we’ve served as the voice of the forest industry in Nova Scotia.

Why Join?

Are you part of the forest industry? Then you should be a member of Forest Nova Scotia – to be a part of that collective voice.

Our members span all sectors of the industry, including small and large private woodlot owners, Christmas tree growers, maple product producers, silviculture, trucking and harvesting contractors, energy producers, hardboard mills, pellet mills, sawmills, and pulp and paper mills.

Forest Nova Scotia members participate and/or are represented in our many programs and initiatives:

To join, complete and submit the application, and sign the letter of commitment to Forest Nova Scotia’s Stewardship Principles.

Click here to see the membership categories and dues rates to join Forest Nova Scotia.

 Member Information

Programs & Initiatives

  • Forest Nova Scotia’s stewardship program, complete with audits.
  • Enhancement of training standards and educational programs to develop a highly skilled forest industry workforce.
  • Government and public affairs programs and advocacy on behalf of our membership.
  • Industry updates for membership and stakeholders through our newsletter, website, Facebook and Twitter.


  • National Forest Week (September 2016)
  • Educational programs for Nova Scotia schools.
  • Forest Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting.


  • The Kevin Corkum Memorial Award is presented annually to an individual, group, or organization using and promoting the safest work habits in the forest industry.
  • The Don Eldridge Memorial Award is presented annually to promote sustainable forest stewardship practices.

Codes of Practice

  • The Best Management Practices Manual for Contractors and Operators. In January 2002, Forest Nova Scotia officially adopted the Nova Forest Alliance (NFA) Best Management Practices Manual for operators and contractors.
    • The BMP Manual features a contractor’s code of practice and was developed by forest contractors and operators to address the NFA’s goal to improve forest practices within the NFA boundary area.
    • The code sets clear standards to ensure work is properly planned, executed and communicated to those involved. Copies are available at a cost of $10.00 by contacting Forest Nova Scotia.

For more information on our industry’s codes of practice, contact Forest Nova Scotia.