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.
Anyone can nominate a woodlot owner for the award. Once nominations are submitted, a review committee selects SNBFPMB’s Woodlot Owner of the Year and the award presentation takes place at the Annual Meeting, followed by a tour of the recipient’s woodlot later in the season.
Click the link below to see the nomination form and selection guidelines.
Peter’s woodlot is located in Mechanic Settlement, NB. Peter acquired his woodlot in 1994 and has been practicing sound forest management ever since. In recent years Peter has begun to incorporate non timber forest products into his forest management activities.
Upon purchasing the property in 1994, Peter had a large scale pre commercial thinning treatment completed on the woodlot due to much of the woodlot being clear cut in the early 1980’s as a result of a spruce budworm outbreak. Peter has been actively harvesting and following up harvests with silviculture treatments to this day. In 2015 another large-scale harvest was completed due to large scale snow and ice damage that the woodlot received during the Winter of 2014/2015. In 2017, Peter pursued a new endeavor, building and operating a sugar bush on his property. In 2021 the sugar bush operated on 4500 taps and Peter expects production to increase to approximately 8000 taps for the upcoming syrup season.
Peter’s woodlot contains a large road network allowing for forest management activities to be easily preformed. Peter’s woodlot has also been used to host tours in the past.