Government details $7 million for additional silviculture and roadwork

Nova Scotia Government

The provincial government has released details of the $7 million announced last month for silviculture and roadwork.

The $3.5 million enhanced private woodland silviculture program will be split between the western and central regions and delivered by the Association for Sustainable Forestry.

Government says $2.5 million is earmarked for Crown land silviculture and roadwork, with $1 million for silviculture practices that produce wood, like commercial thinning or partial harvesting, and $1.5 million for Crown road maintenance and upgrades.

The final $1 million of the program will be provided through Forest Nova Scotia to deliver the private roads program and is in addition to the annual $720,000 for private woodland roads.

Forestry contractors and woodlot owners can begin to apply on February 14th.