Monthly Archives: May 2019

Some upbeat thoughts on the International Day for Biological Diversity 22May2019

UPDATE May 22, 2019 evening – Positive news begets positive news. Prof David Garbary of StFX sent me this message: I just saw your recent Forest Notes contribution. Here is another positive bit of biodiversity news from the marine environment. … Continue reading

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iNaturalist keeping an eye on Nova Scotia’s forests 21May2019

Citizen science comes of age in NS forests It didn’t make national or international news, but Halifax did really well in the recent City Nature Challenge (April 26-29, 2019): And… the final results are in: Halifax, we did amazing! 7647 … Continue reading

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Intensive tree cull in Halifax’s Point Pleasant Park delayed until after nesting season; Nova Scotia L&F continues to ignore federal regs 12May2019

“We don’t want to disturb those nests — and the regulations stipulate that we can’t” – but there is no such compliance on provincially administered Crown lands It was International Migratory Birds Day on Sat May 11.  Appropriately, although coincidentally,  it … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Lands & Forestry developing a communication plan 9May2019

UPDATE MAY 11, 2019: For a far more informative article on this topic, view Truth Be Told: Nova Scotia’s forest department hires a PR firm with forest industry ties to help it with transparency by Linda Pannozzo in the Halifax … Continue reading

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Annapolis Co. group finds fresh stump of 138 yr old tree in Corbett-Dalhousie Lakes Forest, but it’s not Old Growth says L&F 6May2019

UPDATES May 23, 2019: –‘Stop the Chop’ – Extinction Rebellion on standby to halt Corbett Lake Crown forest harvest Lawrence Powell in www.annapoliscountyspectator.ca, May 23, 2019 – Climate forest proposed – Annapolis County wants chance to develop new ecologically managed … Continue reading

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School Strike 4 Climate in Nova Scotia May 3, Shelburne students also target local clearcutting 2May2019

UPDATE May 7, 2019 – Climate change makes teens fear for the future (CBC Info AM Podcast) UPDATE May 3, 2019 – Students across Maritimes march to join Youth Strike 4 Climate CTV News May 3, 2019 – Youth march … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forestry Maps/L&F respond to concerns about South Mountain cuts & now L&F, not the licensee, address comments sent to the HPMV 1May2019

But, what seemed positive news turned out to contain some very sour grapes (New content added 8: 15 pm) UPDATE May 3, 2019 Bev Wigney requests “a map showing all of the parcels in Annapolis County that were granted approval … Continue reading

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