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Weekly Update Newsletter

July 30th/2021

Market Update

Market updates for this week can be found here.    

Please be advised that the SNB office will be closed this Monday (August 2nd) for New Brunswick Day.

Holiday mill hours can be found here.  

In The Media

The New Brunswick Federation of Private Woodlot Owner's latest blog post: The Ultimate Insult To Hard-Working New Brunswickers, continue reading.

Liberal, NDP, Tory leaders all oppose government funding for Northern Pulp, continue reading.  

Madison's Lumber Reporter, Keta Kosman provides an update on US Housing starts and lumber pricing, watch here.    


Forest Management

Free white spruce seedlings are still available for woodlot owners.  Stop by the office between 8-5pm for pick up, Monday to Friday.

Contact the office with additional questions (506) 433-9866


WAWA Update

This spring (March 2021) The Department of Environment issued an updated Certification Manual.  Some changes were made, and new modules were added.  A summary of the changes can be found here

One change that was observed in the manual, was the reduction of the minimum culvert size required for a watercourse alteration permit from 30 inches in diameter (2018 manual), back to a minimum 24 inch culvert (2021 manual).  For clarification, the minimum culvert diameter that can be installed for un-mapped streams on private land is now back to 24".  That being said, each stream crossing is unique, and may require a larger diameter culvert based on the drainage area.     

A timber harvesting module was also updated to the new manual.  The timber harvesting module explains the difference between a forested wetland and regulated wetland.  With a permit, a forested wetland can be harvested. 

Contact the office 433-9866, if you would like to review additional sections from the updated manual, or if you have any questions.  

A reminder, the ELG online permitting system can be found here.    

Stumpage Rates

The Atlantic Forestry Journal July 2021 issue has an article on Three Perspectives on Silviculture

The article reviews three different conversations, from different individuals involved in the forestry sector in Nova Scotia (The Small Sawmill Owner, Woodlot Owner, and the Forest Manager).  

When reading about the Woodlot Owner's recent experience selling stumpage, you'll see the gross volume harvested was 2900 gmt, which consisted of mostly studwood and ~ 500 gmt of pulpwood.  You'll also notice that the wood cheques paid to the landowner in stumpage totaled to $98,000.  This equates to a blended average stumpage rate of $33.79 gmt for a partial harvest treatment in NS.  

SNB's average stumpage rates from April 1 2021-Present can be viewed here.  


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