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 30,000 tonnes of softwood and 30,000 tonnes of hardwood a year.

Staff

Jason MacLean

Director of Forestry

Garrett MacVicar

Forestry Technician

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