David Barrett

Nova Scotia Forestry Hall of Fame - David Barrett

Inducted in 2014

David (Dave) F. Barrett, lumberman and businessman, has spent a career promoting forest management in Nova Scotia. Dave, along with his brothers, owns and operates Barrett Lumber Company. He has made a longstanding commitment to the industry through service to provincial organizations such as the Forest Products Association, the Wood Products Manufacturing Asso-ciation, Nova Scotia Voluntary Planning Committee and the Nova Forest Alliance. Dave has always expressed his passion for the woods by speaking up and speaking out to defend the rights of lumber producers. His belief that the best solutions are found by working with the community led to the crea-tion of the “Family Forestry Stewardship Agreement” which allows respon-sible users access to Barrett Lumber woodlands. Dave also took a lead role in developing the protocol to allow the transport of sawmill chips from the brown spruce longhorn beetle quarantine zone to pulp mills thereby main-taining a critical component of the industry. Dave has used his career to pro-mote a shared responsibility of forest stewardship between landowners and community and continues to be a voice for the forest industry.

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