SNB SERVICES AVAILABLE TO WOODLOT OWNERS
SNB provides a variety of services. The following is a general overview of
services available to private woodlot owners. If you would like additional
information on any of the activities listed, please contact our office.
PREPARATION OF MANAGEMENT PLANS
SNB Field Staff have extensive experience in preparing management plans. The format we use provides the owner with a description and prescription of the various stand types found on the woodlot, the access and the boundary lines. A prioritized action plan is then prepared designed to assist the owner in achieving their objectives. SNB provides a variety of services.
One of our professional foresters or technicians can provide you with a comprehensive management plan, based on your objectives as a woodlot owner, to give you one of the most valuable tools you could have in reaching all your sustainable management objectives. SNB and the Provincial Government are both currently offering assistance for management plans. Call us today for further details.
Click the button below for a sample of a woodlot managment plan.
BOUNDARY LINE RECONNAISSANCE
This service is charged out at an hourly rate. One of our qualified Foresters or Forest Technicians can give you a hand in the retracement of your old/deteriorated boundary lines by piecing together old evidence (barbwire fence, old blazes, rock walls etc...) and marking it with flagging tape. Some of the tools we use are to assist us are a comprehensive GIS system, GPS units, sighting/hand compasses and string boxes. Good lines make good neighbours. We maintain a digital record of all the evidence that is located.
This service is charged out at an hourly rate. Similar to management plans, the cost per acre tends to decrease as the size of the property increases.This service will provide the property owner with a detailed assessment of the volume by species and product, for both softwood and hardwood on their woodlot.
Basically the same format as a cruise, but is taken one step further to provide the owner with an estimate of the current value of the merchantable products on the property.
CULVERT SALES AND INSTALLATION
We sell a wide variety of plastic/polyetheylene culverts ranging in diameters from 6"- 48" and lengths from 10' - 30'. Couplers and geotextiles/filter fabric are available as well. We also have Certified Installers (by the Department of Environment) on staff that can provide you with a permit and the expertise to install a correctly sized culvert properly on your woodlot.
If you are looking to do some road construction or upgrading existing roads on your woodlot, then you have come to the right place to find the culverts you are looking for. We carry a huge selection of plastic/polyethylene culverts for forestry road use. Presently we have in stock 6"- 48" in diameter and 10'- 30 foot lengths.
This service can be used to determine the volume of forest products that have been removed as a result of a trespass; i.e. stump cruising.
LAND MANAGEMENT SERVICES
This service is designed to provide the owner with complete, professional management of their property, Based on the owner's objectives, SNB will
co-ordinate all activities such as road construction, silviculture, harvesting and recreational development. SNB will act as the owner's agent, representing the owner's interests. However, owners can access this service for simply harvesting one stand. All harvesting is geared toward alternative methods. Cost of this service is based on a percentage of revenue and will vary depending on activities.
The Land Management Program was initially designed for non-resident woodlot owners, but we have found that as many or more resident owners are participating in the program. The general principle is that SNB will act as the owner’s agent by preparing a management plan for the woodlot and then implementing it.
PROVINCIAL SILVICULTURE PROGRAM
The province of New Brunswick provides woodlot owners with financial assistance to carry out a variety of silviculture treatments. The delivery of these programs is performed by the seven woodlot owner organizations located across the province. The funding is cost shared between the province, the woodlot owner and their organization. Although funding levels have varied over time, in more recent years, the province has been contributing 80-90% towards the recognized cost of the various activities.
Please keep in mind that access to these programs is based on a first come, first served policy. Annual funding levels, treatment types and specific rates can also change from year to year.
For a list of the activities included in the Private Woodlot Silviculture program, please click button below.
Each spring, SNB purchases upwards of 1 million seedlings for our tree planting program and retail seedling sales. Depending on species, prices will range between 16 - 60 cents per seedling. Orders can be placed for as little as one tray. Tray sizes vary with species; 66 and 280 are the two most common sizes. Ensure to place your orders early. Seedlings usually begin arriving around mid May. For a complete list of species and pricing,
S.N.B. FOREST MANAGEMENT FUND:
GENERAL FUND ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Through our forest management fund, SNB provides financial assistance to woodlot owners for a variety of silvicultural treatments including: commercial thinning, semi-commercial thinning, crop tree release, variable thinning, uniform shelterwood cutting, uniform selection harvesting, release cutting, hardwood plantation establishment, road construction, under-planting and inter-planting.
The purpose of the S.N.B. Forest Management Fund is to provide a system whereby a portion of the revenue generated by the sale of forest products in the S.N.B. area is set aside to assist woodlot owner’s with a variety of forest management activities. For a complete description of all treatments and their criteria,
LANDOWNERS INFORMATION SYSTEM
We have a comprehensive GIS computer system that provides a listing of ownership of all parcels of land in the SNB area.
SNB maintains a comprehensive Arcview GIS system database. We are very proud of our dynamic system that we have put together over the past 10 years. We have our own Service N.B. property database along with many DNR layers including such features as roads, forest inventory, streams, wetlands, aerial photos and many more. Feel free to stop by our office anytime to check your woodlot's information on our system.
SNB has a complete 1982/84 aerial photo coverage for our area which landowners can borrow at no cost. We also have 1993 - 2008 photo coverages to provide us with the most up-to-date information for all of our service areas. We also now have high-resolution digital aerial photography (2013 - 2015) available at the office as well. Although we do not lend these photos out, owners can access them in our office.
AFTER HOURS MESSAGE LINE
You can contact our main line, locally 433-9860 or toll free 1-888-762-1555, for after hours contact numbers, leave a message, and / or listen for any updates.
Marketing is a very important part of being able to carry out good forest management on your woodlot. Wood sales from private woodlots provides a significant contribution to the economy and employment of NB; as well as the sustainability to ensure a forest for future generations. Most accessed markets are in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Maine.
WORKING WOODLOT PROGRAM (WWP)
This is a voluntary program designed to recognize and assist owners who are committed to practising sustainable woodlot management; and thereby contributing to a better managed S.N.B. region on an ongoing basis.
For more information and the application for the WWP, please click the button below.
NBFWO Code of Practice
SNB Wood Co-operative Ltd.
13 Drurys Cove Rd.
P.O. Box 4473
Sussex, New Brunswick, E4E 5L6
Phone: 1-506-433-9860 / 1-888-762-1555
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