L. Kris MacLellan

A collection of my interests, professional and personal

What is a Community Forest?

A community forest is a tool for bringing communities and forests together. 
A woodlot in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

A woodlot in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Guiding Principles


Community Forests in Nova Scotia

The Acadian forest, outside of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

The Acadian forest, outside of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

Medway Community Forest Co-Op

Nova Scotia's first community forest was born in 2015. After countless hours of volunteer work, the nascent forest is now managing the resource and holding meetings with its community. 

Visit their beautiful website here, or their Facebook page here

How I can help.

Is your community interested in starting a community forest? The process can seem complex, and fraught with legislative and regulatory hurdles. This need not be the case.

  • I have written extensively on Community Forests - read my discussion paper for a quick introduction (PDF).
  • I can put you in contact with community forest organizations abroad 
  • I served as a key advisor to the Nova Scotia Community Forests Advisory Group