Monthly Archives: February 2017

Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..24Feb2017

Re-assurances all is OK In an Op-ed, Kingsley Brown (President of the Nova Scotia Landowners and Forest Fibre Producers Association) offers re-assurances that things are humming along just fine in forestry in Nova Scotia, apparently a little more optimistic than … Continue reading

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UK study identifies IPCC greenhouse gas accounting rules issue

UPDATE Mar 16, 2017: Burning wood for energy ignites fierce academic row (BBC Mar 15, 2017). “Scientists on both sides of the Atlantic have become embroiled in a war of words over energy from trees.” —- Feb 23, 2017 post: … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia’s Biorefinery Plan cites full-tree harvesting, other requirements to make it competitive

Nova Scotia’s Biorefinery Plan cites a condensed softwood sawmill industry, full-tree harvesting, a 2+% mandate for biodiesel, slacker Allowable Gross Vehicle Weight regulations to make it competitive, but is vague on role of primary forest biomass and short on carbon … Continue reading

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Sunday, March 5, 2017: Council of Canadians Panel #2: Clearcutting – What’s Happening to Our NS Forests?

UPDATE: Meeting postponed because of weather, to April 2, 2017. See Events From Facebook Page: A Panel Discussion followed by Q & A on Clearcutting: The Impact on Forest Ecology & Climate Change 2 p.m. at Inverness Volunteer Fire Hall, … Continue reading

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New Brunswick’s Crown land deal regretted

It seems the current NB government has its hands tied by a previous government making overly generous Crown land wood allocations. “The plan gave forestry companies increased wood allocations that were supposed to spur the creation of hundreds of new … Continue reading

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Monday Feb. 27, 2017: The Forested Wetlands Project

A developing Forested Wetlands Project will be the topic of a presentation by Logan Gray and Sydney Bliss to Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society, 7:30 p.m. at Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History in Halifax; all welcome. View Details “Forested … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forestry Petition 2.0 calls for fundamental changes in forestry management on Crown lands

Petition targets clearcutting and WestFor license UPDATE March 3: 1509 have signed on to the petition at Apparently there have been significant sign-on challenges at the site, so HG informed me that she has also posted the petition … Continue reading

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Small private woodlots are big contributors to forest economy in Finland, could be in NS

Reporter Michael Gorman talked to Harold Alexander about his trip to Finland in the fall to learn how small private woodlots are thriving in Finland. “We have a forest policy right now that I think, for the most part, doesn’t … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..11 & 21 Feb,2017

Issues with maps, databases and penetrating NSDNR’s “Specialized Skills Firewall” UPDATE Feb 23, 2017: View Op-ed by Bob Bancroft Public forests should not be private resource (CH Feb 21, 2017), in which he responds to Marcus Zwicker’s Op-ed, cited below. … Continue reading

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Feds’ Satellite Forest Monitoring Map illustrates intensity of forest harvesting in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotian forests appear to be the most intensively harvested in Canada, recently and historically – on the poorest soils The Canadian Forest Service of Natural Resources Canada, in partnership with University of British Columbia, and support from the Canadian … Continue reading

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