The SNBFPMB has been collecting and redistributing forest management levies to woodlot owners now for more than 4 decades. The funding for these and other regional activities is generated from a forest management levy that is generated from wood sales.
Purpose of the Forest Management Fund
The Uniform spacing of dense, natural or previously treated, immature softwood, mixed-wood or hardwood stands to select the best quality stems, as crop trees to be left and thus improve species composition and enhance growth of the spaced crop trees. The majority of stems removed with this treatment are of merchantable size.
The uniform spacing of dense, natural or previously treated, sapling to young softwood, mixed-wood or hardwood stands to select the best quality stems, as crop trees, thus improve species composition and enhance growth of the spaced crop trees. Stems removed during this treatment will be both commercial and non-commercial size.
The spacing of healthy, tolerant hardwood stands (including red maple but excluding diseased beech) in the polewood stage or greater to mold species composition, to encourage the crown expansion needed to sustain rapid growth during the later part of the rotation and to favor trees of high quality. The management objective is for a final product of high value bolt wood, veneer wood, or sawlog material.
The removal of trees to control stand spacing and favor desired trees using a combination of thinning criteria/methods without regard to crown position.
Shelterwood is defined as one or more thinning operation(s) carried out in stands in order to provide conditions conductive to the establishment of natural regeneration and/or enhance the growth of regeneration already present (which is not completely established) under the protection of the old stand, and to salvage wood that would normally be lost to mortality.
Is a method of selection harvesting in which individual trees are removed more or less uniformly throughout the stand. This treatment is aimed at the creation or maintenance of balanced, uneven aged (3 or more) stands which will provide the opportunity for regular entries, without ever clear-cutting the stand.
The felling or felling/removal of the overstory from a two story stand where the overstory is suppressed or threatening to suppress a young stand of desirable softwood trees not past the sapling stage.
Under Planting : The planting of young trees under the canopy of an existing stand of mature to over-mature trees. This will allow certain species to develop a better form while in partial shade, increase the regeneration stocking levels and try to ensure a future valuable crop to trees, prior to partial and/or clear-cutting of the overstory.
Inter Planting: The up-grading of the stocking on a previously full-planted site to achieve 90% stocking.
The establishment of young hardwood trees in a uniform manner, in areas that have been clearcut or previously used for agricultural purposes.
This assistance is provided to help landowners cover the cost associated with having one of SNB's Certified Watercouse Installers assist with the installation of a culvert or bridge on a recognized watercourse.
The re-tracing of a property line and marking the line with flagging tape. The maintenance to line is carried out, once all neighboring properties are notified, and agree on location.
The construction/maintenance/repair of woodlot access roads for the purpose of implementing long term, woodlot management objectives.
The forest management fund will cover a portion of the cost for landowners wishing to purchase seedlings.
Seedlings available are: red, black, and white spruce. White and red pine.
A forest management plan is a great tool for owners to get an in depth overview of their woodlot. The plan will detail boundary line and access conditions, and each stand type will be identified with a description and prescription based on the owners objectives. An action plan is included, which prioritizes treatments based on the stand characteristics and owner objectives.
To reduce the number of trees on a naturally regenerating site using a thinning saw, allowing the remaining crop trees to maximize their growth.
To reduce undesirable natural regeneration on a site using a thinning saw, allowing the remaining planted crop trees to maximize their growth.
To use trenching, dragging or plowing equipment to expose suitable mineral soil for planting seedlings and to reduce undesirable natural regeneration which will compete with the planted seedlings. This treatment may not be required on certain planting sites.
To speed up stand regeneration and improve stand quality using improved planting stock where natural regeneration is not adequately occupying the site. This treatment normally requires herbicide treatment soon after planting to control competing hardwood and herbaceous vegetation
To speed up stand regeneration and determine which tree species will grow on the site. This treatment often requires site preparation prior to planting as well as herbicide soon after planting to control competing regeneration and is only recommended where desirable natural regeneration does not quickly establish itself after harvesting.
To control regeneration forecasted to compete with planted/natural seedlings by applying an herbicide product registered for forestry applications, using aerial or ground based treatment methods.
To Improve the growth and quality of desired stems in plantations and pre-commercially thinned stands by removing stems with lower potential and releasing the remaining desired stems which increases growth rate and promotes higher valued products. This treatment is part of an even-age silviculture system.
To improve the growth and quality of desired trees in hardwood-dominated stands with abundant tolerant hardwood species by removing stems at risk of losing value and reducing competition among remaining crop trees which increases growth rate and promotes higher valued products. This treatment is part of a 2-aged or uneven-aged silvicultural system.
To support the transfer of advice from marketing boards to woodlot owners for partial harvesting operations which encourage maintenance, regeneration and growth of tolerant species. This advice includes possible harvested products, buyers, contractors, operating methods, best management practices, marketing example areas, visits to demonstration sites. The intent is to promote alternative treatments which are part of even-aged, 2 aged and uneven-aged silviculture systems and which increase the growth rate and value of the resulting stands.