The conclusion of a four-day series by journalist Aaron Beswick looks at how Nova Scotia became so tied to Northern Pulp and what would happen if the pulp mill shuts down.
Stacie Carroll comes from a background in Ecosystem Based Forest Management and has 20 years experience as a Silviculturist. She has been consulting on private land issues since 2011. She enthusiastically joined Breton Forest to catalyse it’s creation of a closed loop product chain from Forest Floor to Wooden Door in hopes of revitalising the diverse hardwood market on Cape Breton in a project will act as the prototype for rural Nova Scotian communities that wish to continually thrive through a “100 km forest concept”. “Short arm forest utilisation combined with a high value market chain that links producers to designers, will be the way of the future for long-term forest ecosystem health and rural community wellness”.
Here we go ...
On April 18th 2018 the former Finewood Facility was officially purchased by the newly formed Breton Forest Innovation Co-operative. This is the first step in what we feel will be a long and prosperous voyage towards improving the health and resiliency of our forests and rural communities!