‘Would be nice to see the Premier and Government Ministers join the event on Sep. 27, and for them to encourage civil servants to do the same
The Big Day is Friday, Sep 27, 2019, but there are many other related events on other days.
– Daily Events, Halifax Area
– Valley Bus to Global Climate Strike in Halifax (Facebook Link)
Sep 27, 2019
– Cobequid Climate Summit (Facebook Link)
Saturday at 1 PM – 4 PM
NSCC Truro Campus
36 Arthur Street, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 1X5
– Tatamagouche Community Water Walk(Facebook Link) Sep 21, 2019
Hannah Martin is organizing the first Water Walk to take place in Taqamiju’jk (Tatamagouche)! 🌊🐟💧 Come walk together in ceremony for the protection of our sacred water, in resistance of irresponsible resource extraction and to raise awareness of the proposed gold mine in Warwick Mountain!
It seems that the change in the way the area clearcut, in particular, was estimated in 2017 compared to earlier years indicates that the area of land clearcut on private land had been over-estimated in earlier years.
Clearcut on Crown Land in 2014.
I have not accessed the National Forestry Database for some time and the format has changed from the readily available and copyable compilations to an interactive format that, well, involves some frustration in learning how to use it.
I had to install “Tableau” to view the stats in a form that is easy to copy by screen capture.(Printing out stats from the NFD webpages just doesn’t work properly, you get only parts of the tables; I haven’t figured out yet how/if you can print it out from Tableau.) Also, I had lots of difficulties getting the desired language in all places etc., and units are not given in the headings. The Tableau program will prove clunky on slower computers.
Anyway, leaving those difficulties aside, there was an interesting change in the way the area harvested on private lands in NS was calculated in 2017, the latest year for which the stats are available: Continue reading
The “RFP Particulars” should be made publicly available; we are all stakeholders when it comes to climate change
Update (Sep 20, 2019): Nova Scotia asking for input on carbon credit opportunities
Stuart Peddle in the Chronicle Herald, Sep 19, 2019
Update (Sep 17, 2019)
As issued on service.ariba.com on 13Sep2019:
Thx to Halifax Examiner/The Morning File for this one.
Asks Aaron Beswick in the Chronicle Herald: “So what happens to the Lahey Report’s lofty goals if a million tonnes a year of demand for softwood chips and low quality wood disappears from the market on Jan. 31, 2020?”
Good question. View:
Province silent on implementing Lahey report without Northern Pulp
Aaron Beswick in Chronicle Herald Sep 16, 2019
A few extracts from the article:
Northern Pulp’s owner has been vague about whether the corresponding mill closure will be permanent if it doesn’t get an extension to the Boat Harbour Act to allow it to continue operations while it builds (if granted environmental approval) a highly controversial new facility that would dump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait.
Curved arrows represent biologically mediated flows of GHGs: the straight arrow, industrial emissions of GHGs; and the symbols at bottom right, long term sequestration of carbon in the oceans. Carbon dioxide is the most important GHG in relation to forestry.
It’s so convenient, sometimes, to point the finger elsewhere. Recently I read that “Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron agree: Amazon wildfires are an ‘international crisis’ (Global News, Aug 22, 2019)
Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest – the lungs which produces 20% of our planet’s oxygen – is on fire. It is an international crisis. Members of the G7 Summit, let’s discuss this emergency first order in two days! – Tweet by Emanuel Macron, re-tweeted by Justin Trudeau
I wonder whether Mr. Trudeau is aware that Canada’s Boreal Forest, once called (with boreal forest in Russia) the ‘northern lungs of the world’ (CBC News, 2002) Continue reading
A pamphlet announcing the Woodland Owner of the Year Award arrived in my mailbox yesterday, and finally gave me some good news about forestry in NS to celebrate.
The online announcement is here
The 2019 award goes to Spence Managed Forest of Ellershouse, West Hants County which won the Central Region Award, and in turn the Provincial Award,
The Spences are third generation woodland owners of a beautiful and diverse 2000-acre property that has top tier management help from Jim Bremner (a South Central WOYA winner for 1995) and Jason Casey.
Addendum on Aug 18, 2019
It’s not multi-age management and it’s not a substitute for implementing Irregular Shelterwood systems as recommended by Lahey and Seymour
L&F’s illustration of A “variable retention prescription with 10% retention left standing”. The latest HPMV notification cites 91% of the proposed harvests on 350 ha as VR 10%.
As of July 18, 2019, L&F made a “minor” update in the HPMV. From the e-mail sent out on July 18, 2019 to subscribers to map update notifications (see Harvest Operation Maps webpage to subscribe):
…the Harvest Plans Map Viewer (HPMV) will receive a minor update on July 18, 2019. The update involves labelling the percent retention of proposed plans with a Variable Retention (VR) prescription.
The percent retention of these proposed plans will be seen in two locations: