The 2009 Voluntary Planning Natural Resources Citizen Engagement Committee Report on the public participation exercise in the first of a three-phase process to develop a new Nova Scotia Natural Resources Strategy.

The commissioned report recommends the province take measures, such as the $5-million investment, to help ease the forestry sector’s transition toward the province’s clearcutting reduction target. The report also makes it clear that small private woodlot owners play a key role in the supply of wood fibre for the forest industry.