NCA Collaborates with Forestry


Participants of the two-day workshop listen intently.

The National Conservation Authority (NCA) has a very crucial role to play in conserving the natural beauty and topographical features of St Lucia. Management of the Authority believes a well trained staff, properly utilised and the establishment of partnerships with agencies performing complementary roles could bring about continuous success.

The NCA has formed one such partnership with the Department of Forestry and it was agreed that a two day workshop would be held to train NCA field officers who would acquire knowledge to better perform their tasks and in turn provide forest officers with vital information, gathered in the field, which could be used for better management of forests in St Lucia.

The two day workshop was held on Tuesday, April 9 at the Barre  D’Lisle Forest Reserve and on Wednesday, April 10 at the Forestry Department’s Balata training room.  Participants gained knowledge in the management and general use of chain saws, tree identification and identifying species used for beautification and reforestation, tree cutting, trimming and pruning techniques, protocol for cutting trees on steep slopes, rehabilitation of river banks, forest regulations and standard operating procedures for wildfires.

NCA’s general manager David Hippolyte who also attended the workshop expressed:

“This was indeed an eye opener for us at the NCA and we now have a much deeper appreciation for forests and a much better understanding of the importance of managing them properly. We were all amazed at the depth of knowledge that each forest officer has and how passionate and proud they are at being the primary caretakers of forests in St Lucia.”

He added that by the end of the first session on chain saw use and management, one of the participants said he had learned at least six new things although he uses a chain saw practically, on a daily basis.


Share your feedback with us.

Comments are closed.

← Go Back | bbApp | Local Back to Top ↑
THE STAR Newspaper
Magazines available in THE STAR Newspaper
2nite Magazine
Sports & Health Inc

Lifestyle & Archives

  • 2Nite Magazine TV

    2Nite Magazine's Candid Camera

    You never know where 2Nite Magazine will capture you next. You may very well be the next one 'caught on candid camera' at the next event!! If its HIP and its HAPPENING, then its in 2Nite! Hosted by: Faye-Chantelle Mondesir (Empress Faye)

    Posted by 2nite Magazine on Friday, 22 January 2016
  • Contact us via WhatsApp with news on 1 758 720 2896

    What's App
    Send us your news or contact us with your story via What's App.
  • Sound your voice and cast your ballot!

  • Poll for the week

    See all polls and results
  • TALK or VENT here!

    TALK or VENT constructively and share your feedback on our weekly news and stories. CONSTRUCTIVE talk is welcome. You have a voice with The STAR Newspaper!
    TALK or VENT constructively and share your feedback on our weekly news and stories. CONSTRUCTIVE talk is welcome. You have a voice with The STAR Newspaper!
  • Subscribe for latest news and updates

    Enter your email address to subscribe and receive latest news and updates via email.

  • The St.Lucia STAR Newspaper

  • STAR Articles