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"A sustainable environment is one in which the natural environment, economic development and social life are seen as mutually dependent".
-- Centre for Innovative Education

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Letter to Halifax Herald,
March 3, 2006

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~ Sustainable Community

~ Strategic Alliances
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~ Social Entrepreneurship

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~ Experimental Woodlot & Non-timber Forest Products
~ Organic Tree Nursery &
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~ Wilderness Trails
~ EcoTourism
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~ Renewable Energy

Environmental Issues


"Quoteworthy Quotes"

" We need more people and fewer companies involved in the forestry process community participation
along with environmental people and practical logging personnel. Contrary to many opinions we have
people who would and could do what is needed."

Merv Wilkinson

A Matter of Method

"In only four and one half decades since my school days in Shelton, timber based communities of the North West, from Northern California to Southern Alaska, have either all but disappeared or have suffered a steep decline in prospects.
Most of the ancient forests on private land have been clearcut, and most of the forests on public land have been too. ...
Everything is cut down, even small stuff....
The emphasis has always been on controlling nature. Visiting an area once covered with natural forest, which has been given this treatment, can be deeply troubling to someone not desensitized by involvement in the process."

Remembering the Ecological Wisdom of Ancient Forests & Elders

"We have been trying to make the forest fit the mills. What we need to do now is manage the forest for the health and vigour of naturally occurring species and design an industrial strategy to make best use of and maximize employment from the products of this natural forest."

- Andrew Clark, President,
New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners

Site for Low Impact Forestry, New Brunswick

Word Bank Report identifies greed and lack of understanding of the priciple of sustainability as major roadblock to sustainable forest management practices in Canada.

" the main forest management problems in forests that are privately owned, concern the overharvesting of what is becoming a declining resource and a lack of interest in long-term forest stewardship practices;

these problems arise partly due to a lack of understanding about the principles of sustainable forest management and the desire to make "fast money"; and

there is a lack of silvicultural programs and government planning to address these problems." Read more...



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