Monthly Archives: October 2018

Climate Warming Warnings: time to be objective about forest bioenergy in Nova Scotia

For a few days, warnings of why we need to act quickly to reduce GHG emissions hold the headlines following the latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Oct 8, 2018: Global Warming of 1.5 … Continue reading

Posted in Biomass, Climate Change | Comments Off on Climate Warming Warnings: time to be objective about forest bioenergy in Nova Scotia

Thanks for sensitive management of an old forest in Nova Scotia

A few photos from the  Conform Limited/NSWOOA field day (Oct 6) on “Harvesting the Old-Fashioned Way: Smaller Machines and Bigger Trees” say a lot  about Conform’s and the woodlot owner’s efforts to harvest selectively in a mixed, multi-aged “overmature” stand with as … Continue reading

Posted in Acadian Forest, Biophilia, Conservation, Private Woodlots, Selection Harvest | Comments Off on Thanks for sensitive management of an old forest in Nova Scotia

While we wait for the government to respond to the Independent Review, what agreement is in place with WestFor?

With the announcement on Apr 27, 2017 that there would be an Independent Review of Forest Practices, the government declared that there would be no more long-term commitments to the 13 mills operating on the Western Crown Lands under the … Continue reading

Posted in Ind Rev Post-Report, Independent Review, WestFor | Comments Off on While we wait for the government to respond to the Independent Review, what agreement is in place with WestFor?

Elmsdale Lumber employee John Casey in CFI’s Top 10 Under 40

View Introducing CFI’s sixth annual Top 10 Under 40 By Canadian Forestry Staff, on www.woodbusiness.ca, oct 3, 2018. Some extracts:  Canadian Forest Industries is proud to be running its sixth consecutive annual issue showcasing the Top 10 forestry leaders under … Continue reading

Posted in Lumber, softwood lumber, Tree Harvests | Comments Off on Elmsdale Lumber employee John Casey in CFI’s Top 10 Under 40