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Jonathan Saul of Mid­dle River is seen saw­ing up wood har­vested by horses in nearby for­est dur­ing the Bre­ton For­est In­no­va­tion Co­op­er­a­tive AGM & Cel­e­bra­tion on Oct. 20 in Mid­dle River. In Jan­uary 2018, In­ver­ness Coun­cil­lor Jim Mus­tard, Larch­wood Gen­eral Man­ager Don Beamish and Kari East­house of the Cape Bre­ton Pri­vate Lands Part­ner­ship drew one hun­dred peo­ple to Mid­dle River Com­mu­nity Hall to gauge in­ter­est in de­vel­op­ing a co­op­er­a­tive forestry hub. The hub is now housed in the former Finewood Floor­ing fa­cil­ity in Mid­dle River. Its mis­sion is to “sup­port healthy, di­verse, eco­nom­i­cally sus­tain­able for­est eco sys­tems, and the com­mu­nity of for­est prod­uct pro­duc­ers, ar­ti­sans and end users across Cape Bre­ton.” Learn more at https://www.bre­ton­for­est.org/. The AGM & Cel­e­bra­tion in­cluded horse log­ging, hard­wood mill-ing, plant and tree iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, young stand thin­ning and a sil­vi­cul­ture walk.

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