Action, education, and alternatives to promote the health of the Acadian Forest 

  • Encourage legislation which mandates the highest standards for forest practices on public and private land

  • Sponsor public education events to underline the vital links between healthy forests, clean air, clean water and healthy rural communities

  • Advocate for more protected wild lands in Nova Scotia

  • Participate as active members in the Otter Ponds Demonstration Forest, located in Mooseland -- an experiment in innovative, ecologically-sustainable forestry.

Photo: Peter Green

  • Collaboration with other groups and private citizens to achieve protection of the many islands off Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore

  • Creation of Otter Ponds Demonstration Forest - beginning 2010

  • Designation of Ship Harbour Long Lake Wilderness Area in 2009 - championed for over a decade by ESFWA

  • Honour in the Woods - an ESFWA-produced film on local, low-impact alternatives to industrial forestry

  • Development of the Forestry Directory:  Resources for Woodland Owners - 2008

  • Public education surrounding environmental impacts of mining

  • Ecology Action Centre's Sunshine Award (2009) given to a group who has made a particularly effective effort on an environmental issue in Nova Scotia

  • Nova Scotia Environmental Network's Langille Honour in the Woods Award  (2009) given to a group who has worked hard to preserve and protect Nova Scotia's rich biodiversity

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