The Forestry Lab focuses on business model innovation that aligns the industry with existing and potential competitive advantages of operating in Nova Scotia, the long-term productive capacity of our forests, and the values of our communities. [...] The consultations have helped the department develop a conceptual plan for the management and use of the land. [...] The IRM process was streamlined by making all of the information and steps required to prepare an IRM report available online and by allowing management and staff to monitor and track progress of IRM reports conducted across the province. [...] As part of the pilot project, the department issued a public tender for the development and operation of sugar maple harvesting facilities on Crown lands in Cumberland and Colchester Counties. [...] As part of the national industry-led project of the Canadian Wood Council, its goal is to support innovation and provide leadership on the use of wood and wood products.
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