Announcing the MCFC's First Harvest!

Medway Community Forest Coop Announces First Forest Harvesting Operation

First published January, 2016

We are pleased to announce that harvesting operations have now commenced within their Crown land base. The areas included in this harvest span 120 hectares over two main regions of the land base in Western Annapolis County.

Harvesting and auditing crew in a patch shelterwood harvest.

Harvesting and auditing crew in a patch shelterwood harvest.

As you might already know we've completed all of the necessary steps to ensure the forest is managed to promote Acadian Forest restoration by implementing harvesting techniques that foster long-term sustainability. These harvest areas pose minimal ecological risks, are easily accessible and do not require extensive road construction. The harvest techniques will be largely partial removals and have undergone an integrated resource management review process through the NS government. All harvest techniques will comply with the requirements for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

The successful buyer for this harvest is Northern Pulp, as determined through a public bid tendering process. In awarding the tender, we selected Northern Pulp as the highest bidder, and has the upmost confidence the company will complete the harvest prescriptions as outlined by the Nova Scotia pre-treatment assessment. The Medway Community Forest and Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources will be conducting extensive monitoring in addition to the monitoring required by Northern Pulp as the main contractor.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our manager, Mary Jane Rodger.


Mary Jane Rodger