Subject: Southwest Chapter of Nova Scotia Bird Society
As usual our monthly meetings will be on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May (except December) at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives at 7:00 pm.
Marcus Zwicker, general manager for WestFor Management Inc. will be the guest speaker at our first meeting this fall on Tuesday, September 24. The title of his talk will be “Managing Crown Forests in Western Nova Scotia.” Mr. Zwicker will cover the following topics in his talk:
- Nova Scotia forests – A context for how we got to where we are now
- The planning process – from model to forest to operations on the ground
- How species at risk, habitats, and ecological values are incorporated at the landscape and stand level
- What does the future hold for Nova Scotia forestry?
Marcus Zwicker was born and grew up in Walden, Lunenburg Co., NS. His education includes graduating from New Germany Rural High School, 2001, UNB BSc Forestry/Economics, 2006, University of Western Ontario MBA, 2012. He resides in Bridgewater, NS with his wife Kate, sons Mason, Harrison and daughter Lucille. He is currently a private woodlot owner, Christmas tree grower, and GM of WestFor Management Inc. He started working in the forest industry with his father and grandfather when he was 10 years old in their logging business and Christmas tree lot. Over the past 20 or so years he has worked in the forests of Atlantic Canada, for but not limited to Turner and Turner Lumber Ltd, Looke Cancut, JD Irving Ltd in various roles across NB and NS from 2006 until 2016 including mill manager and operations superintendent