It is with heavy hearts we learn of Ken’s passing, he certainly will be missed.


Hardie, Kenneth Thomas Laing

Ken Hardie of Lower Kars, NB, loving husband of Deborah Boles, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2016 at Saint John Regional Hospital. Born August 22, 1953, in Montreal, Ken was the son of John Laing Hardie (Selkirk, MB) and the late Alice Thompson.

Ken grew up in Dollard des Ormeaux, QC, attended high school in Pointe Claire, and university at Sir George Williams in Montreal. In 1971 Ken migrated east to study science and play varsity football at UNB where he made lifelong friendships. After university, Ken put down Maritime roots. He remained in Fredericton where he managed the UNB Student Union and played for the infamous Atlantic Rentals hockey team. However, his life soon changed when he fell in love and married Deborah Boles in 1981. The newlyweds moved to a 230 year old farmhouse in Lower Kars on Belleisle Bay. It was here that Ken found his passion – the forest. He developed a Fundy Model woodlot on his farm and began a storied career in forestry in which he held many positions: executive director of the NB Federation of Woodlot Owners, and leadership roles in the Southern New Brunswick Wood Co-op, the SNB Marketing Board and the SNB Working Woodlot program. Ken was a proud founding member of the New Brunswick Community Land Trust.

Ken Hardie was a humble man of character and integrity who possessed a fine sense of humour. He earned the respect and admiration of all who knew him. He was passionate about environmental stewardship, nature and wildlife. His love of animals, especially his many hounds and cats, was legendary, but above all it was Deborah, his friends and family that mattered most. He will be missed. Ken was predeceased by his cherished Bernese Mountain Dog, Addie.

Besides his wife of 35 years, Ken is survived by his father; sister, Margaret (Gerald Beaudoin) of Havelock, QC; brother, Robert Hardie (Lynn Charette) of Halifax, NS; and brother-in-law, David Boles of Fredericton. Ken was the loving uncle of Mathiew and the late Jean-Luke Beaudoin; and Tyler, Jordyn and Austyn Hardie. He was much loved by cousins, Anne Maura and Mary Alice.

A memorial gathering will be held at McAdam’s Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Words of remembrance to celebrate Ken’s life will occur at 3:00 pm followed by a reception. For those who wish, donations may be made in Ken’s memory to the New Brunswick Community Land Trust, the SPCA or a charity of the donor’s choice.

McAdam’s Funeral Home

2016 Provincial Scalers Exam/ Examens Provinciaux de Mesureurs 2016

Arrangements for the 2016 Provincial Scalers Examinations are as follows:

Location: Florenceville DNR Office, 381 Centreville Road, Route 110, Florenceville-Bristol, NB

May 26, starting at 8:30 AM – General License, Stacked Measure
May 27, starting at 8:30 AM – FBM

Applications (attached) must be received at DNR Forest Management Branch by April 29th.

DNR will be conducting a Scalers Refresher Course on May 24th and 25th in both official languages at this same location (8:30 – 4:30). This is available to exam candidates only. There is no fee for this refresher. Candidates are strongly encouraged to attend.


Les examens provinciaux de 2016 à l’intention des mesureurs se dérouleront aux dates et lieu que voici :

Lieu : bureau MRN District-Florenceville, 381 rue Centreville, Route 110, Florenceville-Bristol, NB

Le 26 mai à compter de 8 h 30 – permis général et mesurage du volume apparent
Le 27 mai à compter de 8 h 30 – mesurage en pieds-planche (pmp)

Les formulaires de demande en pièce jointe doivent être dûment remplis et doivent parvenir à la Direction de la gestion des forêts du ministère des Ressources naturelles au plus tard le 29 avril.

Par ailleurs, le Ministère offrira gratuitement un cours de recyclage pour les mesureurs au même endroit, les 24 et 25 mai, de 8 h 30 à 16 h 30. Le cours, qui sera donné dans les deux langues officielles, ne sera offert qu’aux candidats à l’examen. Ces derniers sont donc vivement encouragés à y assister.

Peter J. McCue
Chief Scaler/ Chef Mesureur
Forest Management Branch/ Direction de la Gestion Des Forets
Natural Resources/Ressources Naturelles

Phone / Téléphone : 506-451-5624
Fax / Télécopieur : 506-453-6689
E-mail / Courriel :


titlepicThe Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT), in partnership with the University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests (CRSF) and Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU), are pleased to announce the following workshop:

Advanced Forest Vegetation Management

This workshop will be held at the Fredericton Campus of MCFT from April 26 – 28, 2016 beginning at 7:45 AM with a meet-and-greet; with class beginning at 8:30 AM.

The Organizing Committee has assembled some of North America’s top Forest Vegetation Management Experts & Risk Management Strategists to provide your employees with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills.

This workshop will provide:

  • The principles of forest vegetation management
  • The role of herbicides in promoting successful forest regeneration
  • The effects of plant competition on the growth and development of forest stands
  • Types and formulations of herbicides available for forest vegetation management
  • How to select the most effective herbicide to meet a specific silvicultural objective
  • The latest research on environmental fate of herbicides in the forest environment
  • Principles of toxicology related to forest herbicides
  • The most recent understanding on the effects of herbicides on forest wildlife and wildlife habitat
  • State-of-the-art techniques on how to most effectively apply herbicides and protect the environment
  • Principles of risk perception and how to engage in successful risk communication with the public
  • Advanced integrated forest vegetation management and alternatives to herbicides
  • How to develop a successful forest vegetation management plan using herbicides and the alternatives

The course announcement, objectives, daily agenda, list of presenters, registration form, and accommodation recommendations are available for download by clicking this link: Advanced Forest Vegetation Management

Please distribute this announcement to members of your organization in order to ensure success of this event.

Enrollment is limited, thus we will process registration forms on a first-come-first-serve basis. We must have a completed registration form in our possession in order to secure each seat.

If you have any questions please contact me using the information below.

Todd MacPherson
Supervisor of Continuing Education
Maritime College of Forest Technology
1350 Regent St
Fredericton, NB
E3C 2G6

Introduction to LiDAR Based Enhanced Forest Inventory (EFI), Terrain and Surface Products for Forest Professionals

“Introduction to LiDAR Based Enhanced Forest Inventory (EFI) terrain and surface products for Forest Professionals”

The Workshop will take place at MCFT (Fredericton Campus) from Tuesday, February 23rd until Wednesday, February 24th, 2016.

This course will introduce students to the basics of LiDAR; what it is, how it works, and why it is an economical choice for data collection and analysis. An overview of LiDAR equipment, and discussion of predicted upcoming LiDAR advances, applications and trends will also take place. Riley will also provide insight into the cost-savings that Leading Edge Geomatics (LEG)’s LiDAR products and services provides. You will find out exactly how LiDAR technology can:

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Todd MacPherson
Supervisor of Continuing Education
Maritime College of Forest Technology
1350 Regent Street
Fredericton NB Canada
E3C 2G6
Office: 506 458 0649

Fax: 506 458 0652

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