Research Nova Scotia was a White Oak-level sponsor for the 2023 Northern Hardwood Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick from August 1-3, 2023.
Northern hardwood forests cover millions of hectares in eastern North America, making it one of the most economically important and ecologically diverse forests.
These forests face a variety of threats such as climate change, invasive species, degraded timber quality, forest fragmentation, and nitrogen deposition. Forestry professionals and researchers seek to find innovative solutions to sustainably manage these challenges.
This conference brought together industry, researchers, academia, and forest professionals to learn about and discuss science and innovation management practices to sustain healthy and productive northern hardwood forests.
Research Nova Scotia’s sponsorship for the 2023 Northern Hardwood Conference aligns with its research agenda, Bringing Focus to Forestry Research, which is in partnership with the Forestry Innovation Transition Trust. The research agenda was developed to bring greater focus to the role research can play in the forestry sector’s transition to a sustainable future.
Kirsten Campbell, Forestry Research Manager at Research Nova Scotia, represented RNS at the conference. Here’s what she had to say about the three-day event: