COMMUNITY FOREST FOR NOVA SCOTIA . . . . ENSYN SIGNS SECOND BIOFUEL SUPPLY AGREEMENT . . . AG KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE . . . RECORD NUMBER OF MOOSE HARVESTED THIS SEASON . . . BEES HELP RESTORE SUDBURY MINING SITE . . .
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COMMUNITY FOREST FOR NOVA SCOTIA
The first Nova Scotia community forest, comprising thousands of acres of the former Bowater lands, will soon be announced. Will Martin, Medway Community Forest Co-operative chair said the land will be handled differently than is traditional under provincial government management. Material coming off the forest land will go to open tender. Martin said the land will not only be used for harvesting fiber, but also for tourism, recreation, habitat protection, environmental education, and research. The approximately 37,000 acres is expected to add 20,000 GMT of fiber per year to the provincial supply.
ENSYN SIGNS SECOND BIOFUEL SUPPLY AGREEMENT
Source: Pulp & Paper Canada
Ensyn Fuels has signed a contract with Valley Regional Hospital in New Hampshire for the supply of RFO™, Ensyn’s advanced cellulosic biofuel. Ensyn Fuels will provide the hospital with approximately 250,000 gallons/year of RFO for a renewable term of seven years, commencing deliveries by April 2015. This is the second long term supply contract Ensyn Fuels has signed committing RFO from Ensyn’s expanding production capacity and also the second supply contract to be signed with a hospital. (read more)
AG KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
See leading ag experts in your area. Ag Knowledge Exchange events are hands-on workshops and seminars to help you improve your management skills. Learn from leading farm management experts and gain a deeper understanding of the business of agriculture. (read more)
RECORD NUMBER OF MOOSE HARVESTED THIS SEASON
Source: NB DNR
Hunters in New Brunswick harvested 3,690 moose this season, which ran from Sept. 23 -27, a record for the province. This year’s number is an increase of 344 moose (10 percent) from the 2013 total of 3,346. The actual harvest was 250 moose (six percent) under that projected by biologists from the Department of Natural Resources who had estimated 3,940 animals would be harvested due to the season being extended by two days to create a five-day season. (read more)
BEES HELP RESTORE SUDBURY MINING SITE
Retired foreman Wayne Tonelli worked in Sudbury’s nickel mines since he was a teenager, but his new gig is pretty sweet. That’s because his old boss Vale (formerly Inco) is mining for more than metals these days. The company is in the “liquid gold” business, enlisting thousands of honey bees to help restore a Sudbury landscape blighted by more than a century of nickel and copper mining and smelting. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
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