UPDATE: A video of this really excellent webinar is posted on the MTRI Facebook Page; View Sit Back Seminar: Healthy Soils – Healthy Woodlands
Received from Family Forests@FamilyForestNetwork (FB Page, Environmental Conservation Organization):
“Healthy soils are the foundation of healthy forests. The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables is collaborating on two new projects with researchers at the Halifax and Truro campuses of Dalhousie University to learn more about nutrients and organisms in forested soils across the province.
“The Family Forest Network strongly encourages woodland owners, contractors and forest professionals to attend a webinar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, to hear more about this groundbreaking project directly from the researchers who are leading it.
“The webinar is part of Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute’s “Sit Back Seminar” series. Topics will include:
What healthy soils are;
How they can be assessed; and
How woodland owners and others can get involved with the new program that will assess and, ultimately, find better ways to manage forested soils.
“This is an important event for people who are interested in ecological forestry. It will be followed by two field days in October, one in Southwest Nova and another in the eastern part of the province. (More on those soon.)
“To register for the free webinar, go to:
“If you have questions, contact Andy Kekacs of the Family Forest Network at 1-855-679-6637 (1-855-NS-WOODS).
“FFN is a project of the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association and 10 partner organizations that serve small woodland owners across the province. It is embarking on a five-year effort to conduct and assess ecologically sensitive management at locations throughout Nova Scotia. To learn more, visit: