Monthly Archives: May 2018

Emerald Ash Borer now in New Brunswick

Via a post on the Nature NS Listserv by Ian Manning, I learned that the Emerald Ash Borer is now in New Brunswick: CFIA Press Release, May 17, 2018 Some interesting perspectives follow: CS (May 18, 2018): Interesting that there … Continue reading

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May 17, 2018: Species at Risk in Forested Wetlands returning to Nova Scotia

In our rapidly changing world, it’s can be re-assuring to view the same seasonal changes for another year. A couple of recent entries on the Birding News – Nova Scotia (posting entries on a Nature Nova Scotia Listserv) highlight the … Continue reading

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Letters and Op-eds May 14-17, 2018

#1 In OPINION: Forests provide for flora, fauna — and, yes, forgotten folks like me (Chronicle Herald, May 14, 2018), Stacie Carroll says that acorns can teach us about creating a plentiful future, while bemoaning what she sees as the … Continue reading

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DNR confirms Loon Lake area cuts included Old Growth

Thanks for your straight talk & persistence, Danny George. UPDATE (May 18, 2018): I located the link to the NSDNR report, courtesy of Tim Bousquet. View ADDENDUM Also: Danny George (forester) and Margaret Miller (Minister of NR) were interviewed on … Continue reading

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Has the Report from the Independent Review been submitted to Nova Scotia Government? No.

I have been getting this question a lot recently, while we wait for the report following the presumably short extension announced April 30, 2018. Some have expressed concern that DNR is getting some advance notice about it so they are … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia contracts Western Climate Initiative Inc. to track GHGs for NS-only cap and trade system

NS Press Release (May 14, 2018); Nova Scotia joined the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) Inc. today, May 14, as the province develops a new cap and trade carbon pricing program, required by the federal government by the end of the … Continue reading

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Allan Eddy retains interests in biomass

Updated May 12, 2018 Biofuels have their flag wavers firmly embedded in government Somehow or another I happened upon Senior Official’s Travel Expenses – Apr 1, 2017 to Mar 31, 2018 as at Apr 19, 2018, and noted that Allan Eddy … Continue reading

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A few things we are waiting on

‘just wondering Post modified on 11 May 2018 Besides the Report from the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia which we can expect any day now, there are a few items from NSDNR that we might have expected … Continue reading

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Matt Dort’s Petition to Save The Northumberland Strait – Protect our Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout gains momentum

After listening to an interview with Matt Dort, I wanted both to drive to Pictou to protest, and buy a fishing rod! The petition Save The Northumberland Strait – Protect our Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout, started by Northumberland shore … Continue reading

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Feedback sought on CCFM’s A Vision for Canada’s Forests: 2018 and Beyond

This message from Julie Towers, Deputy Minister, NSNDR has been circulating: “The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) is an important forum for the respective governments across Canada to discuss issues, exchange information, work cooperatively, provide leadership and generate actions … Continue reading

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