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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Invitation to public information session

Invitation to public information session

October 31, 2014Forestry, Moose, News, Partnerships, Research

UINR’s Moose Management Initiative & Parks Canada Invite you to a public information session on forest health and the over-abundant population of moose in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Thursday November 6, Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Centre, 6:00–8:00pm If you are unable to attend the meeting in Wagmatcook, please join us at one of our … Read More

Lynx tracking

Lynx tracking

April 9, 2014Forestry, News

Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) are endangered in Nova Scotia and are found in only three areas in Unama’ki. One area where they are found is in the East Bay Hills, the site of a proposed wind power project that would see 31 generators constructed. UINR has been conducting a lynx monitoring program to determine if … Read More

Scholarships Available

Scholarships Available

May 6, 2013Forestry, News

UINR, in partnership with Georgia Pacific and Port Hawkesbury Paper, has $15,000 in scholarships available to students in Cape Breton’s Mi’kmaq communities. Studies in Forestry, Science, Technology and Natural Resources are all eligible. Please download the applications here: Port Hawkesbury Paper and UINR Scholarship Fund (5) $1,000 Port Hawkesbury Paper and UINR Forestry Scholarship $5,000 … Read More

Welcome back Jason!

Welcome back Jason!

May 1, 2013Forestry, News, People

Welcome back Jason MacLean, UINR’s Assistant Forestry Manager. Jason graduated with honours as a Forest Technician from Maritime Forest Ranger School and also holds an honours certificate in Forest Resources. A graduate from Riverview High School, Jason has worked as a Forest Technician, chainsaw operator and labourer in Margaree, Ontario and British Columbia. Jason has also worked … Read More

Can salmon climb trees?

Can salmon climb trees?

October 24, 2012Commerical Fisheries, Forestry, News, Research

At first glance it might be difficult to see the connection between salmon and trees, but a project by Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources–UINR, and Cape Breton Collaborative Salmon Initiative–CSI Cape Breton, hopes to change that. The partners are working on a cooperative salmon habitat restoration project that will see 2000 trees planted along the … Read More

One Tree at a Time

One Tree at a Time

September 14, 2012Forestry, MELC, News

On Saturday September 22 the community of Membertou will be planting a forest! Community members will be planting trees that are native to Cape Breton in an effort to restore their forest environment. Mi’kmaq Environmental Learning Centre’s (MELC) UnamaKIDS received a grant to organize the project from Canon’s Take Root Program, presented by Evergreen. “Atknujik … Read More

Opportunity for Mi'kmaq Youth: Nikani Awtiken

Opportunity for Mi'kmaq Youth: Nikani Awtiken

April 4, 2012Forestry, News, Opportunities

Nikani Awtiken is a Mi’kmaq phrase that means “trail blazing” or “creating a new path.” This summer, up to 14 high school students from Unama’ki will participate in a week-long camp on forestry, natural resources and employment opportunities in the sector. Nikani Awtiken is a project of MELC (Mi’kmaq Environmental Learning Centre), the new educational … Read More

UINR forestry tour

UINR forestry tour

June 14, 2010Forestry, News

UINR hosted a tour of a woodlot in the Truro area to educate Mi’kmaq communities on opportunities in forestry by showcasing good management techniques. UINR Forest Manager Assistant Jason MacLean joins Bruce Francis, Jay Dennis, William Jeddore, UINR’s Mark MacPhail and Perry Dennis.

Tetapuo’tmnej Nipukt– Making the Most of Our Hardwood Resources

March 3, 2010Forestry, News

Tetapuo’tmnej Nipukt– Making the Most of Our Hardwood Resources Across Canada over 50,000 forestry jobs have been lost over the last few years. Demand for paper and lumber is declining and unless changes are made, the 270,000 jobs remaining in forestry will be jeopardized. Mark MacPhail, UINR’s Directory of Forestry believes that despite gloomy predictions … Read More

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