Valuation of Ecological Goods and Services – CD
This CD contains presentations given at Valuation of Ecological Goods and Services workshop held in February, 2007. Topics include how a value can be determined for ecological goods and services provided by woodlots, a payment system in place in Costa Rica, and a pilot project underway in PEI.
The workshop was the first in a series presented across Canada by the Canadian Model Forest Network, through the Private Woodlot Strategic Initiative, and the Canadian Federation of Woodlot Owners. Fundy Model Forest and Nova Forest Alliance co-hosted the Maritime event. (Available in English only)
Balsalm Woolly Adelgid
Balsam Woolly Adelgid Brochure: Helps woodlot owners and Christmas tree growers recognize and prevent the spread of balsam woolly adelgid, an insect that is causing extensive damage to fir trees in Atlantic Canada. (Available in French also)
Balsam Woolly Adelgid Poster (Bilingual)
Balsam Woolly Adelgid Hazard Ratings
Information Sheets for Private Woodlot Owners
This series of information sheets was prepared by The Private Woodlot Strategic Initiative, a collaboration between the Canadian Model Forest Network and the Canadian Federation of Woodlot Owners. Complete sets in English or French are available free on request.
The following four are available for download:
Taxation and the Managed Woodlot Keeping it in the Family
Value of a Management Plan
Species at Risk and Your Woodlot
Working Woodlot Conservation Easements
Recognition and Detection of Forest Pests CD (English/French)
Pest monitoring is important in the sustainable management of our forest resource as harmful pests can have adverse impacts. This CD-Rom was created with particular emphasis on the recognition of pest problems common to the Fundy Model Forest and the Acadian Forest Region.
The main features of the CD-ROM are as follows:
- Course Material: this section contains information on the three major groups of causal agents (insects, diseases and abiotic agents) and the four steps to recognizing forest pests
- Forest Pests Diagnostic Tool (Pest ID Key): this section contains a step by step approach to help the user identify the affecting agent (step 1: what type of tree is affected; step 2: what part of the tree is affected; step 3: what is the affecting agent).
- Supporting Material: this section contains an index of all the forest pests, extra resources (web sites, literature, etc.) and acknowledgements
Forestry Best Management Practices for Water Quality
This 30-minute video deals with best forestry management practices and water quality and is applicable to both a large and small woodlot. Topics discussed in the video include: planning, road and trail construction; tree harvesting; silviculture; as well as, fuel, chemical use and storage. Examples of New Brunswick forestry and water quality guidelines are given, however the information will have value for forest operations elsewhere. (Also available in French)