From its earliest days, forestry has played an important role in the economic well being of our province. Generations of Nova Scotians have earned their living from this renewable, sustainable resource. The natural wealth of our forests is further shared through primary and secondary support industries. Many others add additional value by transforming the harvested wood into a wide range of useful and beautiful products. Careful and prudent forest management is ensuring that this resource will continue to provide long term benefits to future generations.