Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) : Institut de recherche du Mersey Tobeatic

MTRI

MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station.

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Workshops

MTRI hosts a variety of workshops throughout all seasons. We have hosted lichen identification, soil analysis, medicinal plants, and photography to name a few. If you would like to find out more, or make a suggestion, give us a call, write an email, or stop on by. 


 

Upcoming workshop: Saturday, October 22nd!

 


 

 


2015

 


 

Previous 2013 training workshops in southwest Nova Scotia:

 

Saturday, 9th November: Crop Tree Management

MTRI hosted an outdoor workshop at St. Joseph, Digby Co. on Crop Tree Management with Royce Ford, forest technician from Annapolis Co. and Brian Lombard from AFT Sawmill. Topics covered included crop tree selection, tree marking, crop tree release and pruning techniques, and what makes a quality tree from a sawmill's perspective.

 

Saturday, 22nd June, 10am – 3pm: Managing your Woodlot for the Future II @Middlefield, Queens County

 

This free workshop focused on woodlot management planning and the costs/benefits of forest certification in the morning, with a visit to a certified woodlot in the afternoon to discuss planning on the ground, Forest Ecosystem Classification and selection management. Lunch provided.

 

Saturday, 8th June, 10am-3pm: Managing your Woodlot for the Future I @St Joseph, Digby County

This free workshop focused on woodlot management planning and the costs/benefits of forest certification in the morning, with a visit to a certified woodlot in the afternoon to look at the results of different management regimes. Lunch provided.

 

Friday, 31st May, 9am – 4.30pm: An introduction to Forest Ecosystem Classification (FEC) @ Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute, Kempt, Queens County

MTRI partenered with the Federation of Nova Scotia Woodland Owners to offer a one-day, hands-on workshop introducing FEC; the newest tool in the box for ecologically-based forest management planning!

This one-day course provided participants with a basic understanding of how ecosystems are classified in Nova Scotia and how this information can help improve forest management practices on their woodlots.

 

 

MTRI would like to acknowledge the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources for funding these workshops!


 

For more information on future workshops call 902-682-2371 or email info@merseytobeatic.ca

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