Monthly Archives: January 2021

Nova Scotia L&F releases draft Forest Management Guide for comment 21Jan2021

From Forest Management Guide: public consultation Nova Scotians are invited to provide their feedback on the new Forest Management Guide, which outlines the silviculture prescriptions and timber harvest methods allowed on Crown land. You can submit your feedback by 19 … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia PI204568 (Pictou Co.) Landscape level High-grading continued, and thinking about alternatives

Apologies, ‘published’ in error while I was drafting it; ‘should be up in a few days.** For info on the site in question (today is last day it’s open for comment on the HPMV), see PI204568 atop Dalhousie Mountain 15Jan2021 … Continue reading

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Landscape-level “Log the best and leave the rest” on Nova Scotia’s Crown land forests 10Jan 2021

Examples from the two most recent Harvest Plan Notifications, one in Queens Co. in SW Nova Scotia and one in the area of the proposed Ingram River Wilderness Area (Halifax Co.)  illustrate how the practice of “log the best and … Continue reading

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One year after closure of the NP Mill, NSWOOA’s Kekacs asks “…why would we ever allow such a situation to develop again?” 8Jan2021

In response to a CBC piece titled Fear of looming economic blow remains 1 year after Northern Pulp closure (Emma Smith · CBC News, Jan 7, 2021), Andy Kekacs, Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association asks … Continue reading

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Liberal Leadership Candidate’s Responses to Question re: 30% Protection for Nova Scotia by 2030 6Jan 2021

UPDATE Jan 7, 2021: Same question posed to leaders of NS Green, NDP, Conservative parties. Note:  The Final Candidate Forum is this evening at 7:00 p.m. It can be viewed livestream at liberal.ns.ca.  I have submitted this question to the forum. … Continue reading

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A question to the Nova Scotia Liberal Leadership Candidates: How do you plan to align Nova Scotia with the federal Liberal Government’s commitment to 30% Protected Area by 2030? 2Jan 2021

To Randy Delorey, Labi Kousoulis and Iain Rankin, Nova Scotia MLAs and Candidates for leadership of NS Liberal party/Premier of Nova Scotia, to be elected  on February 6, 2021 : I ask you to give some serious thought to this … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Day Wish 1Jan2021

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