Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Western Crown Lands: A “Forest Tragedy”

The Western Crown Lands have been described as

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Working forest & trails go together

From the Kings Co. Advertiser/Register: “Larry and Greta Goodwin will be officially recognized as Woodland Owner of the Year for the Western Region of Nova Scotia during a public field day on their Hillgrove property this Saturday, Oct. 1. “The … Continue reading

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Moncton conference features Non-Timber Forest Products

The From Field and Forest 2016 Conference, taking place Oct 20-21, 2016 in Moncton, is described as “a 2-day conference that will give natural resource managers and rural entrepreneurs the connections and insights to build sustainable businesses from non-timber forest … Continue reading

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Big bucks in forestry but not for room rental

“The forest industry activity accounted for $2.1 billion in total economic output (in 2015),” Forest Nova Scotia Executive Director Harry Sullivan told a Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Truro. However there was no time to discuss questions about the environmental … Continue reading

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Climate change will be hard on balsam fir, black spruce

UNB prof. Charles Bourque is cited in a recent CBC report as predicting that “New Brunswick may see softwood species such as balsam fir and black spruce disappear from the province’s forests over the next 80 years or so.” Read … Continue reading

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Hines kicks off Forest Week in NS

NSDNR Minister Lloyd Hines published an op-ed to kick off Forest Week (Sept. 18-24), reassuring us all is well. View Op-ed. He seems genuinely convinced that his department is conducting scientifically sound management of our forests. I agree, if the … Continue reading

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GPI group asks How Much is Our Forest Worth?

The Genuine Progress Index (GPI) group produced The Nova ScotiaGPI Forest Accounts Volume 1: Indicators of Ecological, Economic & Social Values of Forests in Nova Scotia (2001) and a 2008 Update. Now the group is asking ‘How Much is Our … Continue reading

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Margaret Miller on Glyphosate: I am glad she is talking to Chief Gloade

Margaret Miller, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Environment, was interviewed this a.m. about glyphosate spraying of forests on CBC’s Information Morning (Fri, Sep 16, 2016). She said glyphosate has been used on our forests for 30 years. It was re-evaluated by … Continue reading

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“Forest Bathing” in Nova Scotia

An AP article by Beth J Hapaz in Japan Today describes “forest bathing” as mindful walks in the woods. “It’s the practice of immersing yourself in nature to improve your well-being, and interest in the concept is growing, with spas, … Continue reading

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Natural Resources Minister responds to Harold Alexander

Digby Co. forester Harold Alexander is travelling to Finland to look at how they deal with forest management on public and private land, figuring we have lessons to learn. But NSDNR Minister Lloyd Hines thinks things are just fine as … Continue reading

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