Services

Looking for help managing your woodlot or want to know more about ecological forestry? Use our directory to find people who can help.

Find the support you need today.

There are a host of different groups and organizations that are working to protect, restore and manage forests across the Maritimes. Our directory includes woodlot owner associations, marketing boards, non-profit organizations, Indigenous forestry groups, and more. Search by service type to find an organization that can support your needs.

Land Conservation

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Ecological Forestry

ACFOR

ACFOR started out of the conviction that forestry should be ecological, restorative, and yet commercially profitable. Since then, the company has been innovating to show that not only is better forestry possible, but so are better energy and more vibrant rural communities as a result. Read on to find out more.

Link to ACFOR

Forest Management

Athol Forestry

Athol Forestry Cooperative Limited was established in 1977 as a co-operative of private woodlot owners in northwestern Nova Scotia. Athol employs a staff of dedicated professionals who work on behalf of the members to manage and develop their woodland. With more than 225 members, Athol Forestry manages in excess of 20,000 hectares of privately-owned forests. The cooperative provides a wide array of forestry services to landowners, including woodlot management plans and forest improvement treatments. Athol Forestry also provides consulting services to both members and non-members such as forest evaluation, wood marketing, boundary lines and measurement.

Link to Athol Forestry
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Forest Management

Cape Breton Privateland Partnership

For members, the CBPP provides woodlot management plans at half-cost, free silvicultural work, and will provide support, guidance, and supervision. Over 7000 members in Cape Breton.

Link to Cape Breton Privateland Partnership
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Forest Management

Carleton-Victoria Marketing Board

CV Forest Products Marketing Board is a non profit organization, dedicated to helping private woodlot owners in Carleton and Victoria counties. CVFPMB offers many services for our members and land owners to help manage and harvest their land.

Link to Carleton-Victoria Marketing Board
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Forest Management

Climate Forest Company

Climate Forest Company will build a management plan for your forest based on increased carbon storage, climate change resilience, and value of timber. They will help educate companies, governments, and private forest owners about fighting climate change through forestry. They help connect and grow the sustainable forestry markets.

Link to Climate Forest Company
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Tree Planting

Community Forests Canada

Community Forests Canada plants climate resilient native tree species on protected land in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Every tree planted by Community Forests Canada is protected, and guaranteed never to be clear cut again.

Link to Community Forests Canada
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Land Conservation

Community Forests International

Community Forests International is a charitable organization working to protect and restore forests.

Link to Community Forests International
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Landowner engagement

Federation of Nova Scotia Woodland Owners

The FNSWO is a province wide, non-profit organization providing forest management, support, and advocacy to Nova Scotia’s small private woodland owners. We are community members. We are families. We are individuals. We are woodland owners. We are stewards of woodlands that care deeply about the future and sustainability of the future forest and landscape.

Link to Federation of Nova Scotia Woodland Owners

Halifax Tree Project

The Halifax Tree Projects supports protection, expansion, and sustainable management of urban trees and forests in Halifax by fostering community-based stewardship.

Link to Halifax Tree Project

Indigenous Knowledge & Forestry

Indigenous Forestry Initiative

The Indigenous Forestry Initiative (IFI) provides financial support to Indigenous-led economic development projects in Canada’s forest sector. The funding aims to increase Indigenous participation in forestry-related opportunities, businesses, careers and governance.

Link to Indigenous Forestry Initiative
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Land Conservation

Island Nature Trust

Island Nature Trust is PEI's first and oldest private land trust, working since 1979 to protect land in PEI and manage it responsibly.

Link to Island Nature Trust

Land Conservation

LaHave Costal Conservation Association

LaHave Coastal Conservation Association protects habitat in communities around the LaHave Archipelago.

Link to LaHave Costal Conservation Association
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Indigenous Knowledge & Forestry

Land Needs Guardians

The Land Needs Guardians campaign is helping generate long-term support for Indigenous Guardians programs and Indigenous stewardship.

Link to Land Needs Guardians
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Ecological Forestry

MacPhail Woods Project

The Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project is a non-profit, charitable initiative of the Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island. It combines protection of the natural areas with wildlife enhancement, forest stewardship, watershed protection, environmental education and ecological research.

Link to MacPhail Woods Project
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Forest Management

Madawaska Forest Products Marketing Board

Depuis plus de 55 ans, l’organisme à but non lucratif travaille activement à servir et à représenter les 2 200 propriétaires de lots boisés du territoire.

Link to Madawaska Forest Products Marketing Board
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Forest Management

Medway Community Forest Cooperative

The Medway Community Forest Coop is a member-based community forest operating on 15,000 hectares of Crown Land in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.

Link to Medway Community Forest Cooperative
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Land ConservationLandowner EngagementEcological Forestry

Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute

MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote, conserve and sustain biodiversity in Kespukwitk (southwestern Nova Scotia) and beyond.

Link to Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute
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Forest Management

Mi'kmawey Forestry

Through workshops, training, events and activities, Mi'kmawey Forestry works with community members on all technical aspects of the forestry sector including sustainable forestry management, habitat and species at risk stewardship, silviculture, conservation, non-timber forest products, and much more. They provide access to additional forestry resources, services, and liaison with provincial forest improvement opportunities and expertise.

Link to Mi'kmawey Forestry
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Land Conservation

Nature Conservancy of Canada NB

Since 1989, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been working to conserve New Brunswick’s most significant natural areas. Based in Fredericton, NCC has created more than 40 nature reserves — from the Acadian Peninsula in the north, to the island of Grand Manan in the south. To date, with the help of conservation-minded landowners and community supporters, we’ve protected more than 8,925hectares (22,054 acres) of this province's most ecologically significant habitats.

Link to Nature Conservancy of Canada NB
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Land Conservation

Nature Conservancy of Canada NS

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been creating a natural legacy in Nova Scotia for more than 40 years. NCC's work in the province dates back to 1971, with 210 hectares (more than 520 acres) conserved at Sight Point in Cape Breton’s Mabou Highlands. NCC has worked with individuals and communities to protect 14,490 hectares (more than 35,805 acres) in 43 projects across the province.

Link to Nature Conservancy of Canada NS
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Land Conservation

Nature Trust of NB

The Nature Trust of New Brunswick is a charitable land conservation organization which focuses on conserving and stewarding private land and engaging New Brunswickers about the importance of protecting our province’s unique natural heritage and biodiversity.

Link to Nature Trust of NB
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Landowner engagement

NB Federation of Woodlot Owners

The New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners promotes the economic and social interests of NB’s private woodlot owners by representing their views with a united provincial voice.

Link to NB Federation of Woodlot Owners
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Forest Management

North Nova Forest Owners Cooperative Ltd.

NORTH NOVA FOREST OWNERS CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED (NNFO) is a Forest Management Co-op incorporated in 1976. NNFO is owned and directed by its shareholders who take advantage of its services. The purpose of NNFO is to provide woodlot management and marketing services. The prime objective of the company is long term forest management. The services that the company provides makes it possible for woodlot owners to harvest mature timber and / or make improvements to their woodlots through various silviculture treatments.

Link to North Nova Forest Owners Cooperative Ltd.
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Forest Management

North Shore Forest Products Marketing Board

The North Shore Forest Products Marketing Board aims to give private woodlot owners bargaining power in negotiations, to sell their wood at the best possible price to all available markets, and to encourage good woodlot management practices.

Link to North Shore Forest Products Marketing Board

Forest Management

Northumberland Woodlot Owners Association & Marketing Board

NWOA's goal is to promote good forest stewardship on all private woodlots within the County. Northumberland County consists of approximately 3,500 woodlot owners, and over 345,000 acres of forested area.

Link to Northumberland Woodlot Owners Association & Marketing Board
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Forest Management

Nova Scotia Working Woodlands Trust

The mission of the Nova Scotia Working Woodlands Trust is to uphold the long-term stewardship of family working woodlands in Nova Scotia, through ecological forestry and conservation. The NSWWT offers a wide variety of services to help landowners conserve their stewardship legacies.

Link to Nova Scotia Working Woodlands Trust

Forest Management

NS Landowners and Forest Fibre Producer Association

NSLFFPA provides forest management, certification and extension services for private woodlot owners in Eastern Nova Scotia. NSLFFPA advocates for sustainable management of private forests, and believes appropriate forest management can contribute to both Nova Scotia's ecology and economy.

Link to NS Landowners and Forest Fibre Producer Association
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Land Conservation

Nova Scotia Nature Trust

The NSNT protects Nova Scotia’s outstanding natural legacy through land conservation, stwardship, outreach and education.

Link to Nova Scotia Nature Trust
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Landowner engagement

NS Woodlot Owners & Operators Association

The Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association is an independent organization of woodlot owners and operators achieving prosperity, stewardship and solidarity through the practice of ecologically, socially and economically sustainable forestry. A non-profit society, NSWOOA is the oldest association of family forest owners in Nova Scotia.

Link to NS Woodlot Owners & Operators Association
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Forest Management

PEI Woodlot Owners Association

The PEI Woodlot Owners Association represents private woodlot owners to government and industry, seeking resources for them to manage and harvest woodlots sustainably.

Link to PEI Woodlot Owners Association
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Forest Management

SENB Forest Products Marketing Board

SENB represents more than 8000 private woodlot owners in Westmorland and Kent counties, along with the Parish of Rogersville. SENB works to promote and negotiate better terms of sale and develop new markets for all tree species within SENB area; encourage the production and marketing of high quality primary forest products; encourage and promote good woodlot management practices; cooperate with other local and provincial boards in the province and elsewhere in marketing primary forest products; and encourage continued private woodlot ownership.

Link to SENB Forest Products Marketing Board
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Forest Management

SNB Forest Products Marketing Board

The SNB Forest Products Marketing Board represents over 8,000 private woodlot owners in Albert, Kings, Queens, and Saint John counties and the parish of Salisbury in Westmorland County. The marketing board provides a variety of forest management and wood brokering services to landowners.

Link to SNB Forest Products Marketing Board
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Watershed Organization

Nashwaak Watershed Association

The Nashwaak Watershed Association was established is a not-for-profit organization that restores land that can protect river water quality and engages the local community on the value of healthy rivers and floodplains.

Link to Nashwaak Watershed Association
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Indigenous Forestry

Ulnooweg Education Centre

Ulnooweg inspires Indigenous communities through science and innovation, forestry, agriculture and financial literacy, all while amplifying culture and language.

Link to Ulnooweg Education Centre
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Indigenous Forestry

Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources

The UINR forestry division strives for an environmentally sound natural resource use while creating employment and further strengthening relationships between local industry and Mi'kmaw people.

Link to Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources
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Indigenous Forestry

Wabanaki Tree Spirit Tours & Events

Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of Indigenous values through cultural experiences and interactions to create a more harmonious world.

Link to Wabanaki Tree Spirit Tours & Events
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Forest Management

Western Woodlot Services Cooperative Ltd.

The Western Woodlot Services Cooperative Ltd (WWSC) is a not for profit organization owned and operated by woodlot owners. We offer management services that reflect individual values in a trusting environment and exist to serve the needs of woodlot owners in the seven counties of western Nova Scotia.

Link to Western Woodlot Services Cooperative Ltd.
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Indigenous Forestry

Wolastoqey Nation

The Wolastoqey Nation provides technical advice to Wolastoqey Communities regarding potential impacts to Wolastoqey domestic timber harvesting rights and other Aboriginal and Treaty Rights from forestry decisions and activities.

Link to Wolastoqey Nation
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Forest Management

YSC Forest Products Marketing Board

The YSC Forest Products Marketing Board represents small private landowners in the York, Sunbury, and Carleton counties of New Brunswick. They provide a range of forest management and wood brokering services to landowners of those counties.

Link to YSC Forest Products Marketing Board