Each year, fellow SNB woodlot owners nominate private woodlot owners in recognition of their outstanding efforts in managing their woodland. The award increases public awareness of the importance of forest management and encourages woodlot management among other woodlot owners.
Congratulations to Harold and Jane Folkins on receiving the "2023 Woodlot Owner of The Year Award" for the SNB Marketing Board region!
Harold and Jane acquired the woodlot in 1988. Upon purchasing the property, Harold along with other family members completed a large scale pre-commercial thinning treatment on the woodlot. This was largely due to most of the woodlot being clear cut in the early 1980’s. The Folkins’ have been actively harvesting and following up with silviculture treatments to this day. In the early 2010’s, Harold began commercially thinning the stands which he had pre-commercially thinned when he first acquired the woodlot. Harold has continued the commercial thinning treatments to this day along with the help of his son Brett. In the past, a small portion of the woodlot had been converted to grow Christmas trees, which remains an active operation to this day.
Along with actively managing their own woodlot, Harold and Jane have had a long and illustrious history of completing high quality and sound forest management activities for many woodlot owners across the SNB board area.