Update Oct 4, 2019: View
– CHRIS MILLER: A closer look at Nova Scotia’s newest protected lands
Chris Miller in Chronicle Herald Oct 3, 2019 (Full text available)
Update Oct 2, 2019: View
– New protected areas announced for Nova Scotia
Aaron Beswick in the Chronicle Herald Oct 1, 2019 (full text currently available without subscription)
Under EGSPA (the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act, passed in 2007) Nova Scotia committed to protect at least 12 per cent of its land area by 2015. By the end of 2015, 12.26% was protected.
With new designations in March of 2017, that figure rose to about 12.39%.**
Nova Scotia environment just announced (Sep 30, 2019) New and Expanded Protected Areas Around Province which brings the number up to 12.7%.
Some “Quick Facts” from NSE:
– the 17 designated sites total about 7,400 hectares. They include four wilderness areas, 10 nature reserves, and three provincial parks;
– the 10 sites to be designated soon total about 7,000 hectares. They include six wilderness areas, two nature reserves and two provincial parks;
– together, these will bring the provincial protection total to about 12.73 per cent or 704,000 hectares”
Progress, and some good news.
Special thanks to the dedicated folks in the Protected Areas branch of NSE
Some related pages on NSFN:
– Protected Lands
What’s included under Protected Lands
An overview of spatial and forest age issues which are related mainly to the extent and frequency of clearcutting