Develop in West Bolton an innovative collective project, which is eco-friendly and profitable, focused on the revitalization of the agricultural and forestry sectors and the creation of local jobs and which, over the years, will contribute to the well-being of its members and the local community.
This collective project is in line and consistent with the strategic development priorities of the West Bolton Municipality (see Rapport final, 29 août 2013, available on its website).
Discover our protagonists and how to become a member
MANAGEMENT OF FORESTS AND PRESERVATION OF BIODIVERSITY
Individual Forest Management Plan (IFMP), Collective Multi-Resources Forest Management Plan (CMRFMP), forest certification, timber harvesting plans, NTFP (Non-Timber Forest Products), carbon credits, protection of biotopes, conservation of biodiversity (plant and animal species), wetlands, trails and security, etc.
MANAGEMENT OF AGRICULTURAL LAND AND PASTURES
Operational cell of farmers, rental agreements, services agreements, soil analyses, individual and collective AEFP (AgriEnvironmental Fertilization Plan), transport / storage and land application of inputs (lime, manure, seeds), hay cuts management, weighing and quality control, hay marketing and pricing, etc.
STUDY OF THE POTENTIAL OF THE VARIOUS SUGAR BUSHES AND DEVELOPMENT MODELS
Management of tapholes, maple sap and products, production and marketing
DEVELOPMENT OF APIERIES AND ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION
Production of honey and associated therapeutic products, breeding of queens, establishment and maintenance of apiaries, equipment and honey house(s)
R & D
INCUBATOR AND EXPLORATION OF OPPORTUNITIES AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES RELEVANT FOR THE FUTURE
Organic vegetables production, cut flowers, other alternative productions (ex. garlic, hop, etc.), NTFP cultures (ex. ginger), agricultural and forestry technologies, purchase and rental of machinery and equipment
Our core values:
1 – An organic, progressive approach
2 – A respectful and balanced agriculture
3 – A healthy and resilient forest
4 – A managed and clean energy
5 – A reasoned and sustainable development over the long term
6 – A circular economy, close community links and local benefits
7 – A unique “West Bolton” brand
Development of unique and easily recognizable products and services linked to west Bolton which are marketed in a specific way.
See below :
The West Bolton regional map within the Brome Missisquoi MRC
A short video showing some of the work done in a forest at the start of 2019 with particular attention to biodiversity safeguarding.