Monthly Archives: October 2016

More options for the private woodlot owners – and our forests

An article in the CH today highlights a new Nova Scotian business called Woodscamp, which offers “an online marketplace for landowners and loggers” Co-owner Allistair Jarvis comments: “One of the things that characterizes those exchanges [between a private woodlot owner … Continue reading

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Thanks – and no thanks – for grey skies on Thanksgiving Monday

It’s certainly the first time I have welcomed a really wet Thanksgiving Monday, but welcome it is. Patrick Duplessis, a PhD in Physics & Atmospheric Science at Dalhousie University tweets about weather and early today it reads “Big numbers for … Continue reading

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No more illegal logging on Crown Land

The Province has announced stiff fines for illegal logging on Crown Land. View Press release. I think it’s no coincidence that just under a year ago Martin Willison, a Halifax based naturalist, publicized an illegal cut in Long Lake Provincial … Continue reading

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Forest Soundscapes

This piece caught my eye recently: Gigantic wooden megaphones amplify the sounds of the forest in Estonia . It begins: “If you’ve ever enjoyed a walk in the woods, you’ve probably noticed the simultaneous “peace and quiet” and subtle busy-ness … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forests of the Anthropocene: More Youthful and Slender; Winners and Losers; Sunnier Soils Ahead

Donna Crossland will talk on this topic at a meeting of the Blomidon Field Naturalists on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Acadia University. View details. I attended an earlier version of this presentation at the Nature Nova Scotia 2016 Conference … Continue reading

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