Industry Insider Newsletter
February 2022
CFFO announces the Christopher Lee
Memorial Scholarship

To honour the memory and legacy of Christopher Lee and to celebrate his innumerable contributions to the advancement of social and economic development in communities across Canada, Canadian Federation of Forest Owners (CFFO) has established the Christopher Lee Memorial Scholarship.

The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded each year to a post-secondary student enrolled in a forestry-related discipline at a Canadian university, college or technical school. All applications will be considered, but preference will be given to students who excel in their field with a special interest in forest policy, advocacy and research as it relates to private forest lands in Canada. Please share on your social media channels.

Healthy Forest Partnership Gives Update on Early Intervention Strategy

The Healthy Forest Partnership hosted its 8th open house workshop on the early intervention strategy via Webinar. Here are the main takeaway messages of the workshop:

  • Is the Early Intervention Strategy working? Dr Rob Johns explains that most spruce budworm die naturally between 96-97% by predators, weather and tree defenses, the EIS seeks to add a bit more mortality to that rate. After 8 years of research, results are encouraging and supporting the EIS is working for population control of spruce budworm.

  • What happened with the 2021 EIS treatments? 73 500 hectares were treated within N.B. last year. 18 500 hectares needed a double application of treatment due to higher population in those areas.

  • What changes have been observed with spruce budworm population in the Atlantic regions? There is rising populations of spruce budworm in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. The leading edge of the outbreak in N.F. has been observed in Gros Morne National Park. With the rising population in Nova Scotia, officials are preparing and looking at possible treatment options. New Brunswick's spruce budworm population seems to have decreased in the province this year. 2022 official treatment area numbers are to come soon.

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Forest NB Welcomes
New Executive Assistant

We are happy to announce that Stephanie Welsford will be joining our team as executive assistant. Stephanie brings 24 years of experience as an Executive Assistant supporting Senior and C-Level Executives within Finance Departments in large corporations. She also has two years experience as a bookkeeper where she successfully modernized an accounting platform and financial reporting for the Board of Directors.
Stephanie has a diverse range of administrative functions and a high level of experience with many software programs. Stephanie enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies are reading, hiking, baking, cooking, travelling and knitting.

Congratulations and welcome aboard to Stephanie!