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Additional Resources

A full list of external and Community Forests International resources found within the Forest Care Guide, and a few additional ones!

In thanks.

The Indigenous language names and words found in the Forest Care Guide are thanks to the Mi’kmaq Online Dictionary and/or the Wolastoqey Dictionary, with additional input from our Indigenous partners.


  • Listen: Below the Canopy Podcast
    This podcast explores the relationships between people and the forests they care for, with a particular focus on the Wabanaki Forest. In this podcast, host and forest ecologist Megan de Graaf speaks to experts from the region to paint a hopeful vision for forests in the region, offering lessons for forest stewardship across Turtle Island.
  • Bird Nesting Calendars
    Find out when migratory birds are nesting, so you can avoid disturbing their nests.
  • Plant Identification
    Identify the plants and animals around you.
  • Bird Identification
    Discover a new world of birding and identify the birds you see or hear. Two great options are: 

  • Topographic and Watershed Maps
    For a valuable birds-eye view of your area, you can check out:

  • Eligibility for Additional Support



  • The Concepts of Netukulimk and Two-Eyed Seeing
    We are all connected, and every relationship between plants, humans, animals and water is reciprocal.
  • Watch: Npisun | Medicine
    A short story from Cecilia Brooks about finding traditional medicine on and from the land.
  • Storm Recovery Resources
    If a major storm has caused damage to your forest, there are several things you should consider as you respond. We are here to help.
  • Maritime Forest Accord
    An initiative aimed at restoring the health of the Wabanaki Forest by supporting the people who care for it. Whether you’re a landowner, forestry professional, or forest enthusiast, find resources to support forest conservation, restoration, and ecological management.
  • Watch: Windhorse | A Land Back Story
    This story gives an intimate look at reconciliation through the eyes of the people on the ground. Most importantly, this story is about the forest’s ability to heal and connect Mi’kmaq People to what is rightfully theirs.
  • Whose Land Is It Anyway? A Manual For Decolonization
    By Peter McFarlane and Nicole Schabus, this book brings together some of the most important Indigenous academics, activists, and allies to explore the impacts of colonization on Indigenous peoples and to look at paths toward decolonization that can right those wrongs and may, someday, lead us toward true reconciliation.
  • Wolastoqey Nation’s Ally Toolkit 
    Being an ally requires you to actively seek and implement change.


  • Watch: The Borer & The Basket
    Learn about
    the spiritual, ecological, and cultural practices at risk from the spread of the emerald ash borer, an invasive species threatening the ash trees of the Wabanaki Forest.
  • Watch: Our Changing Forest
    In a series of short videos, follow climate researchers, ecologists, and forest professionals as they share the projected changes to the Wabanaki Forest, which tree species are at risk, and discuss how to manage three typical forest stand types in the region.
  • Accessing Professional Support
    Each province has a Woodlot Owners Association that can help you access resources, information, and support:

  • Read: Restoring the Acadian Forest
    This book by Jamie Simpson explains how to maintain a healthy forest woodlot, while restoring its economic and ecological value, and includes practical advice on woodlot planning, tree harvesting, promoting wildlife habitat, and finding revenue sources.
  • Free to Grow in Forestry
    This campaign aims to achieve gender equality and meaningful inclusion of women, Indigenous peoples, and new Canadians at all levels, from technical to executive-level positions in the forest sector.
  • Five Ways to Prepare for Carbon Offset Markets
    This short resource lays out several actions you can take today to better prepare for the emerging carbon forest opportunities of tomorrow.
  • Other Resource Directories


Forest Service Providers


Province Forest Conservation Forest Management Planning, Silviculture, and Harvesting Accessing financial support Forest Education
New Brunswick Community Forests International

Conservation Council of NB

Nature Conservancy of Canada

Nature Trust of New Brunswick


Forest Product Marketing Boards

Forest Product Marketing Boards Community Forests International

Knowlesville Art and Nature Centre

NB Environmental Network

Nashwaak Watershed Association

Nature NB

New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners

Nova Scotia Community Forests International

Nature Conservancy of Canada

Nova Scotia Nature Trust

Athol Forestry Co-op

Cape Breton Private Lands Partnership

Conform Ltd.

Family Forest Network

North Nova Forest Owners Co-op

Western Woodlot Services Co-op

Family Forest Network

Forestry Cooperatives

Registered Buyers (sawmills and processing facilities)

The Association for Sustainable Forestry

Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

Family Forest Network

Healthy Forest Coalition

Medway Community Forest

Mersey Tobeatic Institute

Nature NS

Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners & Operators Association

NS Environmental Network

Unamiki Natural Institute

of Natural resources

Prince Edward Island Island Nature Trust

Nature Conservancy of Canada

Forest Enhancement Program Forest Enhancement Program MacPhail Woods Ecological Forestry Project
Prince Edward Island Woodlot Owners Association