2017 AGM and Stakeholder Meetings

We’ve had a busy spring here at the MCFC, including hosting our third AGM and our fourth Stakeholder Consultation Meeting. These meetings covered significant ground as we approach the end of the pilot phase. To ensure transparency in our organization, we’ve put together a synopsis of the workshop components of both these meetings.  During these… Read more »

Introducing our summer intern: Freya Clark

  My name is Freya Clark and I am the Summer Intern at the MCFC this summer. I am very excited to be a part of this important community owned sustainable forestry movement, and to be living in beautiful Queen’s County this summer! I am originally from the little town of St. Andrews New Brunswick, but… Read more »

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 »

Board Meeting Minutes August 2016 – February 2017

In anticipation of upcoming public and stakeholder meetings, we’re catching up on our meeting minutes from the past few months. All minutes from September 2016 to today are posted below. As you can see, meetings have been more regular in the past months as we negotiate the details of our management plan and plan for… Read more »

2017 Strategic Plan

As might already know, the Medway Community Forest Cooperative was originally established as a pilot project agreement with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources in 2015.  The terms of our agreement outlined a 3-year pilot phase, where the MCFC would meet specific evaluation criteria that would address the key areas in which the MCFC aimed… 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 »

Board Meeting Minutes February 2016 – July 2016

Following the 2016 AGM, the MCFC Board of Directors has switched to quarterly meetings. We’ve been working very hard here at the MCFC to keep the inner workings of the organization transparent but sometimes fall behind on posts! All minutes including the AGM are posted below, along with the annual report from 2015 – March… 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 »

Spring 2016 Newsletter

It’s certainly been a busy spring at the MCFC. We had the opportunity to attend numerous conferences and workshops, sharing the vision of community forestry across Nova Scotia. Some highlights were the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities Forest Workshop, the Registered Professional Foresters Association of Nova Scotia and of course our second AGM! The highlight… Read more »

MCFC By-Laws

As promised, the MCFC By-Laws are available for member review starting April 27, 2016 to May 31, 2016. If you would like to follow-up on the resolutions made during the AGM, minutes will be posted shortly. Please look over this document thoroughly and provide feedback to MCFC Manager, Mary Jane Rodger. She can be reached… Read more »