Panta Rei blog:
Analysis of the economics of forestry in Nova Scotia
Full title: Analysis of the change in labour force adjusted for volume and area harvested within the forestry sector in Nova Scotia from 1990 to 2015 (April 17, 2017)
From ships to chips
(March 22, 2017)
Nova Scotia Forestry analysis
Full title: Analysis of the change in labour force adjusted for volume and area harvested within the forestry sector in Nova Scotia from 1990 to 2015. (March 14, 2017)
These posts explore the economics of forestry in Nova Scotia over time, and the associated changes in the products, forests and local employment. I view them as neither painting a rosy picture or a bad picture, but rather presenting the basic facts, and the choices before us.
The sense of the posts is embodied in his comment “We have gone from forests with massive timbers to comparative matchsticks; where is the pride and the sense?…In the spirit of the Mi’kmaq teachings to plan for seven generations forward and to honour the land, I urge the provincial government to take a sober look at forestry.”
Thanks, Soren, for these well researched, informative and constructive contributions to the discussion of forests and forestry in Nova Scotia in the social media.
Soren Bondrup-Nielsen is a Professor emeritus at Acadia University whose research interests are in “population ecology and a broad array of conservation issues from the biology of rare and endangered species to the impact of forestry practices on populations, communities and ecosystems”.