Community Engagement

Participant and Member Survey

Help us gather information and measure the satisfaction of the MCFC throughout the wider community by completing our participant survey by May 1. The MCFC is quickly growing and developing new, innovative ways to manage our forest in the future. We want to know how we can serve you, and our forest better. Don’t hesitate… Read more »

Fall 2016 Newsletter

As the fall colours recede to bare branches, we’ve been reflective on what was overall a challenging summer and fall for the MCFC. Between difficult markets, new business challenges, and a forest fire, the commitment and determination of our members and board has been outstanding. We thank all of those who have shown support throughout… Read more »

Lumberjacks, Loggersports, and North American Forestry

Guest Post by MCFC Technical Intern Zach Bernard Canada is a country of forests – 348 million ha dominating the landscape across the country, excluding the prairies and tundra. Its no surprise that when Europeans wanted to colonize North America, the forests needed to be harvested, cleared, and processed, which presented a great challenge. The… Read more »

Links and Partners

There are many resources available for woodlot owners and members of the public to research community forestry and sustainable forestry practices in the Maritimes and across Canada. For more information on the principles of community forestry: British Columbia Community Forest Association Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations… Read more »

FIREWOOD, FIREWOOD, FIREWOOD!

Do you ever wonder where your firewood came from? Want to ensure you’re burning wood from sustainably harvested forests? The Medway Community Forest Coop can help. Our forest is carefully managed, taking extra care to ensure the forest and all its resources will be available for local communities for generations to come. We’ll even show… Read more »

Firewood Draw for New Members

Become a member of the MCFC before the 2016 AGM and you will be entered to win a cord of firewood! The MCFC is seeking new members to join the coop and participate on our committees, join the Board of Directors, vote on matters concerning the land base and receive discounts on firewood sales! This… Read more »

We’re Hiring!

The MCFC will be hiring a summer student to fill the position of Community Forest Technical Intern. The successful applicant must be a current post-secondary student that will be returning to study in fall 2016. The position will be approximately 14 weeks, from May 9 to August 19, 2016 and based in Caledonia, Queens Co…. Read more »

Winter 2016 Newsletter

  We are happy to announce the one year anniversary of the MCFC! One year ago, on January 30, 2015, an agreement was signed between the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and the MCFC. This past year has not been easy as we find a niche for community forestry in Nova Scotia, but the MCFC… Read more »

New Contractor Training – Canadian Woodlands Forum

The CWS is putting on a very exciting new project to help train new contractors in Nova Scotia. The program is unique, where each student is guaranteed a position with a sponsoring contractor upon completion of the course. Our friends at CWS and the Nova Scotia Forest Safety Society are seeking contractors who are interested… Read more »