Monthly Archives: March 2019

Variety of summer student/seasonal field jobs available via L&F, other gov agencies 20Mar2019

Some recent listings on jobs.novascotia.ca: –Forestry Technician 1(A)-(B), Seasonal, TRUROTruro, NS Apply By: 4/1/2019 Lands and Forestry – Summer Student (Natural Resource Education & Outreach) Apply By: 3/27/2019 Lands and Forestry Summer Student (Natural Resource Education & Outreach), Student, MIDDLE … Continue reading

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Time for Nova Scotia Government to come clean on forest bioenergy feedstocks 19Mar2019

The film Burned that is making the rounds in NS and elsewhere is NOT about forest bioenergy facilities for which most of the feedstocks are genuine wood processing wastes. It’s about forest bioenergy facilities for which most of the feedstocks … Continue reading

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Pannozzo on why big Nova Scotia sawmills’ are so supportive of pulp&paper/clearcutting 17Mar2019

In a superb piece of investigative journalism, Linda Pannozzo has answered a question I have long wondered about: why are the larger sawmills in NS so supportive of Industrial Forestry/clearcutting when it seems clear that in the longer run those … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F Minister Rankin: “clearcut is just a layman term” 14Mar2019

And Mr. Rankin, what exactly is wrong with language for the laypeople? From Lands And Forestry Reverses Some Changes To Harvest Plan Map Viewer Brittany Wentzell for www.ckbw.ca, Mar 12, 2019: …Some also criticized the removal of the term clearcut … Continue reading

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Upper level bureaucrat sought by Nova Scotia L&F 10Mar2019

From jobs.novascotia.ca: Director, Resource Management Date: Mar 5, 2019 Apply By: 3/21/2019 Lands and Forestry Director, Resource Management, Permanent, HALIFAX Competition # 18219 As the Director of Resource Management, you will be responsible for all aspects of forest resource management … Continue reading

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“An event that saddened and angered me”, Minister Rankin/Nova Scotia L&F please follow up 10Mar2019

Posted on Healthy Forest Coalition late last night: HD: I am not one to write on this site but today I have to describe an event that saddened and angered me. On a trip north through the Margaree Valley this … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forestry Maps decides not to remove “harvest plans that are no longer open to comments” 5Mar2019

UPDATE: MAR 14, 2019. From Forestry Maps: “…the department has included historic harvest plan submissions again on the HPMV. You will notice that the ability to view the archived harvest plan approval submissions are now a selectable layer in the … Continue reading

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Why can’t Nova Scotians be told what Crown land is slated to be cut and precisely when? 3Mar2019

From DNR › Crown Land › Crown Land in Nova Scotia: Crown lands are all or any part of the land under the administration and control of the Minister of Natural Resources. Of the 5.3 million hectares of land in Nova … Continue reading

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EAC/ECELAW critique Nova Scotia L&F administered Biodiversity Act process 2Mar2019

The Liberals rolled out their plan to create  a Nova Scotia Biodiversity Act along with a promise to “initiate a thorough and independent review of our current forestry practices” as part of their platform for the 2017 provincial election. Unlike the … Continue reading

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