Forestry

PrintThe UINR forestry division strives for an environmentally sound way to use our natural resources while creating employment for members of our communities and further strengthening relationships between local industry and Mi'kmaw people.

In 2002, an agreement was signed between Stora Enso (now Port Hawkesbury Paper) and UINR outlining provisions for forestry management services to be carried out by UINR on Unama'ki crown lands. This management includes forest planning, harvesting and silviculture. The contract gives UINR access to act as a contractor and harvest up to 130,000 tonnes of softwood a year.

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Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources has issued a Request for Proposals on A market assessment to identify economic opportunities for Unama’ki/Cape Breton communities in the sustainable forestry sector. The deadline is Friday March 10, 2017. You can download a copy of the RFP here.  

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October 24, 2016Forestry, News

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UINR is in immediate need of an individual to manage our Forestry division, ensuring that all forestry management requirements are met. For a complete job description, qualifications, educational requirements, and salary range, please click here.

Mi’kmaq legends come to life 

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