2010 Ecological Forestry Short Course

by Community Forests International on June 28, 2010


Ecological Forestry Short Course Program

August 2nd - 6th, 2010

Sackville, NB


This is an updated program for CFI's upcoming Ecological Forestry Course in Sackville, NB.  We have added an optional film program for the evenings of the course as well.  If interest permits,  participants will also have the opportunity to earn a Chainsaw Safety Certificate at a reduced rate immediatey following the short course in Sackville.

Registration: $400.00

Meals: $25.00/day


Jamie Simpson – EAC Forestry Program Coordinator and author of Restoring the Acadian Forest: A Guide to Forest Stewardship for Woodlot Owners in the Maritimes

Bill McKay – President of Nagaya Forest Restoration Ltd.

Marc Spence – President of New Brunswick Community Land Trust

Michael Spence – Uniacke Hill FSC Woodlot Owner and Operator


Day 1 (August 2nd)

Full Day – Classroom – Sackville, NB

  • New Brunswick’s Acadian Forest – Our History, Our Challenge and a Possibility for Change
  • Principles of Ecological Forestry – Making Conservation a Consequence of Production

Day 2 (August 3rd)

Morning – Field – Sackville, NB

  • Learning to see the Forest – A walk through the woods
  • Tree Identification Practicum.

Afternoon – Classroom – Sackville, NB

  • Tools for Change – Certification and the Community Land Trust model

Day 3 (August 4th)

Morning – Classroom – Sackville, NB

  • Practical Techniques and Procedures for Good Forest Operations
  • Introduction to Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance

Afternoon – Field - Sackville Community Garden

  • Working in the Image of Nature – Edible Forest Gardening
  • Propagation of Native Mushrooms

Day 4 (August 5th)

Full Day – Field – Otter Creek, NB

  • Wild Crafting – Native Food, Medicine and Candy
  • Adding Value – Timber Framing
  • Propagation of Trees and Field Nursery Maintenance

Day 5 (August 6th)

Full Day – Field – Baie Verte, NB

  • Selecting, Harvesting, Milling, and Processing FSC Lumber

Final Dinner – Forestry for Tomorrow

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