Woodlot owner for 2016 is Edgar Rioux from Campbellton. Edgar purchased his woodlot in 1981. In 1983 he decided to plant some red pine and black spruce on his property. In 1987, he got a management plan done and then he really started to do silviculture work. He has selective cut, pre-commercial thinning, plantation. He also has a sugary that he works in every spring. Mr Rioux will be 84 years young in December but by looking at him you could never guess his age, he never stops. He has spent a lot of time ensuring he managed his woodlot of 100 acres in a sustainable manner, a true example of a devoted owner.
More than adequate, the work Mr Rioux has performed over the past several years serves as a model of what a healthy and prosperous woodlot is supposed to look like. Therefore, the title of 2016 Woodlot Owner of the Year, bestowed him today, is one that is richly deserved.
Full Story | 09-09-2016