Forest Landowner Self-Assessment

Truly sustainable management of Nova Scotia's native Acadian Forest requires some thought. Current forest conditions, markets, soils, tax planning and many other factors influence which activities should be considered in any stand of trees. Even before those considerations, owners need to understand and be able to clearly state their personal goals for forest ownership.

This short series of questions will help you to think about what you want to have happen in your woodlands. Depending on your responses, it will take 5-15 minutes to complete.


As an incentive to try this goals assessment, every landowner who completes it (and provides contact information) will be entered into a drawing to win a free site assessment for one parcel of woodland. A forest professional will determine the current conditions on the lot and give you a written report on your best options for the future. Management planning is one of the most important tools for woodland owners. Depending on the size of your lot, this incentive is valued at $250 or more. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

This unique tool was created by the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association (NSWOOA) with financial support from the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. NSWOOA is a non-profit association of woodlot owners and operators achieving prosperity, stewardship, and solidarity through the practice of ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable forestry. We do not offer forest management or harvesting services; our interest is only in the protection and enhancement of the forest ecosystems of Nova Scotia.

NSWOOA is committed to being the best source of information for forest landowners in Nova Scotia. If you have questions about your woodlands, call us toll-free at 1-855-NS-WOODS (1-855-679-6637) or visit the Acadian Forest Management section of our website at

By using this tool, you give permission to NSWOOA to review your responses and contact you to provide additional resources (if appropriate). We take your privacy very seriously. We will not share your personal information with any other individual or organization unless you request that we do so.

1. To get started, please give us some basic information about yourself and your woodlands.

What is your name?
2. Please tell us a little about your forestland. In what province and country is the property located?
Nova Scotia, Canada  
Other (please identify)  
3. When did you first acquire forestland?
After 2013  
Before 1984  
4. How many hectares do you own? (1 hectare = 2.4 acres)
Less than 10 hectares  
10.1 to 40 hectares  
40.1 to 100 hectares  
100.1 to 400 hectares  
Other (please specify)