Forestry Group Pleased with Spruce Budworm Funding

Those in Nova Scotia’s forestry sector will likely rest a little easier knowing scientists will be able to continue working on a solution to stop the spread of the destructive spruce budworm.

The federal 2018 budget, tabled Tuesday, proposes investing up to $74.75 million over five years starting in 2018–19 to prevent the spread of spruce budworm. The funding is to be made available on a 60-40 federal-to-provincial and industry cost-sharing basis, allowing academia, industry and others to continue to work together to protect the region’s forests. read more >>