Cutting Edge Webinar Series Recorded March 2, 2021
The closure of the Northern Pulp Kraft Mill in January 2020 eliminated the primary market for sawmill residuals and pulpwood in Nova Scotia. The impacts from the closure are still being felt by the forest sector across the Maritimes. Major changes in fibre flows, downsizing of the harvesting and trucking infrastructure and workforce, a profitable market for sawmill chips, stumpage values for landowners, forest management, and significantly reduced revenues across the entire fiber supply chain.
So, what does the situation look like one year later?
Jeff Bishop with Forest Nova Scotia, Ryan Scott from Scott and Stewart Forestry Consultants Ltd., Dave MacMillan with MacMillan Logging Ltd. & Dale Paterson, Consultant for Northern Pulp-Paper Excellence provided very timely updates & perspectives regarding the closure of the Northern Pulp Kraft Mill. They also shared some of the ongoing efforts by industry and government in pursuing viable solutions towards a sustainable and viable forest sector for Nova Scotia. The webinar generated lots of interest with over 130 participants and great feedback following the session.