Ecological Forestry Course Update

by Community Forests International on July 16, 2010

Space still available in the upcoming Ecological Short Course Aug. 2nd - 6th in Sackville, N.B.  CFI is also offering a limited number of bursaries (up to $150) on a needs basis.

The additional chainsaw training on Aug. 7th has been canceled, but the introductory training in chainsaw use and maintenance on Day 3 is still in the program.



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


Registration $400.00

Meals  $25.00/day or $10/lunch

Home Stay $15/night (space is limited)

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

Film: Forbidden Forest

Day 2 (August 3rd)

Morning – Field – Moncton, 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

Film: Battle for the Trees

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

Film: The Sustainable Forest and the New Forest Economy: Part One

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

Film: The Sustainable Forest and the New Forest Economy: Part Two

Day 5 (August 6th)

Full Day – Field – Baie Verte, NB

  • Selecting, Harvesting, Milling, and Processing FSC Lumber

Film: The Sustainable Forest and the New Forest Economy: Part Three

Final Dinner – Forestry for Tomorrow

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