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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Sustainable Hardwood Management Conference

September 27, 2008Forestry, News

UINR’s conference on Sustainable Hardwood Management in Today’s Acadian Forests was the first step in our process towards developing a Mi’kmaq management plan for Unama’ki’s hardwood. Internationally renowned speakers, Mi’kmaq Elders, forestry experts and industry leaders met over a two-day period in Membertou to share their forestry experience and knowledge. Dr. Ralph D. Nyland, presented … Read More

Sustainable forestry conference

Sustainable forestry conference

June 27, 2008Forestry, News

If forestry is your interest, you won’t want to miss this! Internationally renowned speakers, forestry experts, Mi’kmaq Elders, and industry leaders are meeting to take an in-depth look at the state of hardwood forest management in today’s Acadian forests. Forestry management guru, Ralph D. Nyland, is the featured presenter at Sustainable Hardwood Management in Today’s … Read More

Forestry conference planned

March 24, 2008Forestry, News

If forestry is your interest, you won’t want to miss this conference. Internationally renowned speakers, forestry experts, Mi’kmaq Elders, and  industry leaders are meeting to take an in-depth look at the state of hardwood forest management in today’s Acadian forests. UINR in partnership with Nova Forest Alliance, will be announcing details on our website. From … Read More

Plant a Forest

March 24, 2008Forestry, News

You can tie a yellow ribbon ’round it, bask in its shade or eventually have flooring for your grandchildren’s living room. UINR is giving away free Mimkwonmooseel (Red Oak, Quercus rubra L.) tree planting kits throughout the spring. Complete with planting instructions, a Red Oak acorn for planting, and a peat pellet–all you need to … Read More

Two countries one forest

Two countries one forest

December 20, 2007Forestry, Netukulimk, News

The following is from a speech delivered by Elder Albert Marshall in Montreal in November at the conference: Two Countries, One Forest. The forests of the earth can be viewed from two different perspectives; one being an acknowledgment and celebration of the life given to the forests through the hard labour of the living earth, … Read More

The beetles reunion!

September 18, 2007Forestry, News

From the point of view of Spruce Beetles, these are good times! It’s a time for growth, expansion, and the fulfilment of their purpose in the great cycle of life. The white spruce have matured, the winters have been mild, and it is time to feast, multiply, and thin the forest to make room for … Read More

Mekwe'k kawatkw

June 18, 2007Forestry, News

Recently, UINR handed out over 300 mekwe’k kawatkw (red spruce) seedlings to students at the annual Kids in the Forest event in Whycocomagh. Blair Bernard and Clifford Paul met with students at the Provincial Park and talked to them about a wide range of natural resource issues important to Unama’ki Mi’kmaq. Red spruce (Picea rubens … Read More

Awakening publishing landmark

December 9, 2006Forestry, News

A new book has been published by the First Nations Forestry Program of Nova Scotia in cooperation with The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq. Awakening: Living with today’s forest is a comprehensive look at forestry in Nova Scotia from a uniquely Mi’kmaq perspective. It is a phenomenal achievement that has taken over three years to produce. … Read More

Northern Red Oak

January 24, 2006Forestry, News

Mimkwonmooseel Northern Red Oak Quercus rubra L. Getting your Red Oak started is easy. 1. Soak your peat pellet in warm water until it expands fully. 2.Make a hole in the top of the peat pellet and plant your acorn below the surface. 3. Put your planted pellet on a saucer in a sunny window … Read More

Black Ash

December 24, 2005Forestry, News

Wisqoq | Black Ash Fraxinus nigra Wisqoq (Black Ash) have long held a special place in Mi’kmaq culture. Black Ash has a porous quality that allows it to be pounded into splints for use in basketry. Young black ash has bark that looks like cork. The wood is very unusual: when pounded, it splits into … Read More

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