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Forest Stewardship Essentials

A man and woman in brightly coloured vest and hardhats measuring the girth of spruce tree trunk.

Free course

This course is part of a training initiative to provide workers with new skills needed to support a clean economy. It is fully funded by Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2) (PDF 207KB).


Designed for both new and current woodland stewards, this course explores management practices that support various timber and non-timber values, including wildlife, recreation, culture and biodiversity benefits. In this 2-day course, you learn to:

  • Apply forestry-specific policy and legislation to common woodlot stewardship situations.
  • Read a map to identify woodlot features.
  • Describe key elements included in a woodlot stewardship plan consistent with the principles of ecological forestry.
  • Manage common risks and liability related to woodlot stewardship activities.

Please note, one day of this course is field based and you won’t have access to amenities for 6 to 8 hours. You are required to provide your own transportation to a site located within 15 km of the Truro Campus, wear appropriate clothing and footwear and be able to walk 3 km over moderate terrain.

Locations and dates Length Delivery Cost Availability
Truro Campus - Dec 15 to Dec 16 15 hours / 2 days In-person $0 Waitlist
Truro Campus - Mar 8 to Mar 9 15 hours / 2 days In-person $0 Seats available

Student supports

Our student supports and services will help you get the most out of your experiences while learning with us. We have support staff to guide you.

In addition to the program being fully funded, there are student support funds available including urgent aid, travel stipends and disability support funds.

Admission requirements

Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or have been granted refugee status in Canada ages 18+.

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