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Ecological Forestry Short Course

by Community Forests International on July 27, 2010

A comprehensive short course with a balance of in-class instruction and in-forest training. Attend the full course or make selections from the program to suit your interests.

$80/Day

$400 Full Course Registration

Day 1 (August 2nd)

  • 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)

  • Learning to see the Forest – A walk through the woods

  • Tree Identification Practicum

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

Film: Battle for the Trees

Day 3 (August 4th)

  • Practical Techniques and Procedures for Good Forest Operations

  • Introduction to Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Selecting, Harvesting, Milling, and Processing FSC Lumber

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

Final Dinner – Forestry for Tomorrow

Instructors drawn from the region’s most respected ecological foresters including:

Jamie Simpson, author of Restoring the Acadian Forest: A Guide to Forest Stewardship for Woodlot Owners in the Maritimes

 

For the full course program and syllabus see our website www.forestsinternational.com.

To register contact Community Forests International info@forestsinternational.org or 514-839-0546.

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