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The posts on the Home Page are intended to serve as a record of events, news and opinions on the subject of forests and forestry in Nova Scotia, with some commentary, as they unfold, beginning on June 21, 2016. Undoubtedly some newsworthy items have been missed.

On June 11, 2018, I changed tack a little bit, posting links to all news items as I am able to gather them under In the News, and commenting on fewer of them on the Home (blog) Page. On Feb 25, 2019, I began adding the date of a post to the title.

Many of the older posts link to items in the Chronicle Herald. Unfortunately, the Chronicle Herald moved their website to a new platform circa Sep 15, 2018, and links that refer to articles in the Chronicle Herald before that date are not working and it appears they are not going to fix that issue. However many or most of them can be accessed by going to this same page stored on the Internet Archive in Dec 2018.

Corbett Lake Old Hardwood Forest on June 15, 2019

June 21, 2022: Our Wabanaki Forest 21Jun2022
June 19, 2022: On logging of Nova Scotia Crown land parcel AP068499 Beals Meadow : 3. The Depleted Soils 19Jun2022
June 16, 2022: A suite of Nova Scotia Forest & Forestry related presentations 16Jun2022
June 14, 2022 Nova Scotia Forest Notes will “retire” on June 21, 2022
June 11, 2022: On potential climate benefits of the New Glasgow Nova Scotia District Heating Project 11Jun2022
June 8, 2022: Why we need to set clear goals for conservation of Old Forest – not just Old Growth – in Nova Scotia 8Jun2022
June 7, 2022: Changes in the Forest Development Class Layer on Nova Scotia Provincial Landscape Viewer 7Jun2022
May 15, 2022: Nova Scotia Family Forest Network seeking Supervising Forest Professional and Network Manager 15May2022
May 9, 2022: Nova Scotia government puts hold on logging of Crown land in watershed hosting endangered Atlantic Whitefish 9May2022
May 8, 2022: What the Last Hope forest encampment in Nova Scotia is all about: In depth with Nina Newington on Talking Radical Radio 8May2022
May 4, 2022: interruption of Crown land logging notices was due to technical difficulties now being addressed 4May2022
Apr 29, 2022:Nova Scotia Natural Resources and Renewables looking for a Policy Analyst 29Apr2023
Apr 29, 2022: High profile scientific paper highlights effects of forest degradation in Canadian maritimes on bird habitat and population declines 29Apr2022
Apr 21, 2022: Nova Scotia NRR looking for another senior level strategist 21Apr2022
Apr 17, 2022: Mayflowers, more lichens and a lot else in the old forest at the Last Hope Camp 17Apr2022
Apr 15, 2022: Big Forestry and Big Development versus Precious Natural Places in rural and urban Nova Scotia 15Apr2022
Mar 30, 2022: On Eastern Dwarf Mistletoe in Nova Scotia 30Mar2022
Mar 25, 2022: Early spring – an opportune time to be on the lookout for Hemlock Wooly Adelgid in Nova Scotia 25Mar2022
Mar 16, 2022: Is extensive clearcutting in Nova Scotia causing excessive flooding 16Mar2022?
Mar 12, 2022: Bev Wigney on “Moose Patches” 12Mar2022
Mar 8, 2022: “A good day to celebrate the incredible array of women who have come to our camp in the last 97 days” 8Mar2022
Mar 1, 2022: Image of stashes of cut logs at disabled Brooklyn Power plant in Nova Scotia underscore need for proper accounting to back up green energy claims 1Mar2022

Feb 21, 2022: On Salmon and Soils in Nova Scotia, An Update 21Feb2022
Feb 21, 2022: Getting to know AP068499 Beals Meadow (in Nova Scotia) remotely: verse and maps 21Feb2022
Feb 13, 2022: New senior level hires at Nova Scotia NRR continue, now Executive Director of Forestry and Wildlife 13 Feb2022
Feb 8, 2022: Nova Scotia NRR looking for another senior level strategist 8Feb2022
Feb 7, 2022: Daniel Baker on the Enchanted Waters of Beals Brook, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia 7Feb2022
Feb 4, 2022: Second paper from the Nova Scotia Ecological Forestry Natural Disturbance Regime project published, announced 6 months later 4Feb2022
Feb 3, 2022: Nova Scotia Crown lands Harvest Plan announcements: changes reflecting ‘Lahey’ introduced 3Feb2022
Jan 31, 2022: Day 59 at Last Hope Wildlife Corridor encampment in Nova Scotia 31Jan2022
Jan 27, 2022: On logging of Crown land parcel AP068499 Beals Meadow, Nova Scotia: 2. Highgrading at the Landscape Level 27Jan2022
Jan 27, 2022: Species-at-Risk found on AP068499 Beals Meadow, Nova Scotia, logging paused 27Jan2022
Jan 25, 2022: JD Irving looking for Forest Products Truck Driver (Class 1) 25Jan2022
Jan 23, 2022: On logging of Crown land parcel AP068499 Beals Meadow, Nova Scotia: 1. Google Earth and Global Forest Watch images reveal extent of clearcutting in the vicinity 23Jan2022
Jan 20, 2022: A second Line in the Sand of Crown land forests in Annapolis Co. 20 Jan2022
Jan 18, 2022: PC Government moving ahead with protection of Owl’s Head and protection of 20% of Nova Scotia by 2030 18Jan2022
Jan 13, 2022: Nova Scotia Forest Sector Council offers training to address shortage in skilled forestry machine operators 13Jan2022
Jan 6, 2022: From the Netherlands Re: Harvest Plan AP068499: Beal’s Brook, Nova Scotia 6Jan2022
Jan 5, 2022: 2021 Mainland Moose Recovery Plan excludes Chebucto Peninsula from areas of Core Habitat management 5Jan2021
Jan 5, 2022: NatureNS asks Nova Scotians to support the new Mainland Moose Recovery Plan 5Jan2021
Dec 24, 2021: It is Christmas Eve and bitterly cold at the Last Hope Wildlife Corridor encampment 24Dec2021
Dec 22, 2021: Nina Newington/XR Mi’kmaki/NS: It takes a while 22Dec2021
Dec 22, 2021: Nova Scotia NRR advertising for “Director Organizational Strategy & Renewal” 22Dec2021
Dec 20, 2021: Maritime Forest Accord: “a hub for people to share approaches to forest care that put community and climate benefits first” 20Dec2021
Dec 15, 2021: Newly established Nova Scotia Working Woodlands Trust fills a void in land conservation 15Dec2021
Dec 14, 2021: Day 13 at the Last Hope Wildlife Corridor Encampment: Perry Munro on how Bowater valued this land 14Dec2021
Dec 13, 2021: Nina Newington: Thoughts on Day 12 at the Last Hope Wildlife Corridor Encampment 13Dec2021
Dec 8, 2021: More comments on the draft Nova Scotia Old Growth Forest Policy: On What was seen at Squirreltown Road 8Dec2021
Dec 7, 2021: Comments on the draft Nova Scotia Old Growth Forest Policy: Annapolis Ecology Group founder Bev Wigney 7Dec2021
Dec 7, 2021:Comments on the draft Nova Scotia Old Growth Forest Policy: Nina Newington from tent in storm 7Dec2021
Dec 6, 2021: On the draft Nova Scotia Old Growth Forest Policy: Some of what others are saying 6Dec2021
Dec 5, 2021: Comment 2 on the draft Nova Scotia Old Growth Forest Policy: on the significance of historic blowdowns and Pit and Mound topography 5Dec2021
Dec 1, 2021: The draft Nova Scotia Old Growth Forest Policy is weak on conservation of old forest species 1Dec2021
Nov 30, 2021:Prof. Lahey’s Independent Evaluation of the Implementation of the 2018 Forest Practices Report for Nova Scotia released 30Nov2021
Nov 22, 2021: Rally in Halifax to protest clearcutting Mainland Moose habitat, 1 p.m. Wed Nov 22, 2021
Nov 18, 2021: Nova Scotia NRR: “DYK the Old Forest Policy protects the oldest tree in the Maritimes?” 15Nov2021
Nov 13, 2021: Nova Scotia NRR seeks Forest Modeling Specialist 13Nov2021
Nov 8, 2021: Movement on implementing Lahey: public consultation on Nova Scotia’s “Old-Growth Forest Policy” announced 9 Nov2021
Nov 9, 2021: Movement on implementing Lahey: public consultation on Nova Scotia’s “Old-Growth Forest Policy” announced 9 Nov2021
Nov 1, 2021: Nina Newington to Law Amendments Committee on Bill 57: The climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis are intertwined 1Nov2021
Oct 31, 2021: Good News for Nova Scotia’s Endangered Mainland Moose: “Cutting has stopped in the Rocky Point Lake. All the logging equipment has been pulled out” – XRNS 31Oct2021
Oct 29, 2021: Nova Scotia Healthy Forest Coalition calls for Immediate Halt to Logging Operations in Moose Habitat at Rocky Point Lake 29Oct2021
Oct 29, 2021: “I am so sorry Forest, I am so sorry Moose… We need to stop this. Now.” – Nina Newington 29Oct2021
Oct 19, 2021: Ecologically oriented forestry/small private wood lots in Nova Scotia get a boost 19Oct2021
Oct 10, 2021: Extinction Rebellion Mi’kma’ki/Nova Scotia: Sites Don’t Spray Us campers have been protecting since September 13th will NOT be sprayed 10Oct2021
Oct 7, 2021: Kevin Smith: When coyotes in Nova Scotia survive on plastic and grass 7Oct2021
Sep 27, 2021: “Calling all Hemlock Heroes to Sporting Lake Nature Reserve” Oct 4th-22nd, 2021
Sep 16, 2021: Is 60% retention L&F/NRR’s new Buffer Zone with Nova Scotia’s Protected Areas? 16Sep2021
Sep 10, 2021: WestFor stokes fears over proposed protection of the Ingram River Conservation Area 10Sep2021
Sep 6, 2021: How important is Big Forestry to the Nova Scotia economy? 6Sep2021
Sep 2, 2021: Please, Prof. Lahey: issue your report on L&F’s progress in implementing your recommendations for Nova Scotia’s forests and forestry 2Sep 2021
Aug 31, 2021: Tory Rushton is Minister of the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables in New Nova Scotia PC Government
Aug 12, 2021: Nova Scotia Lands and Forestry looking for Species-At-Risk Biologist 12Aug2021
Aug 10, 2021: Pam Baker on the Owls Head Golf Course Supporters’ “Rallying Myth” 10Aug2021
Aug 8, 2021: Announcement: Common Ground Woodlot tours Aug 21 & 28, 2021
Aug 1, 2021: Finally, some numbers on the cost of High Production Forestry in Nova Scotia 1Aug2021
July31, 2021: Nova Scotia All Party Environmental Election Debate 6:30 pm Wed Aug 4, 2020
July 27, 2021: Nina Newington comments on the Nova Scotia Sustainable Development Goals Act 27July2021
July 19, 2021: Rankin calls Nova Scotia election, two forestry Guides released the day before but no Progress Report from Lahey 19Jul2021
July 16, 2021: On “over mature” forest stands in Nova Scotia 16July2021
July 15, 2021: Individual Tree Selection the major prescription type in latest Nova Scotia Crown land harvest plan 15Jul2021
July 14, 2021: Nova Scotia Forestry Maps Issues…continued 14Jul2021
July 9, 2021: Nova Scotia election looming & concerns about wood supply from Crown lands, the Lahey Progress Report, promised consultations, carbon sequestration and “low value wood” 9July2021
July 6, 2021: Struggles over forestry: the same script & same characters, only different actors and staging in Nova Scotia, B.C. & Europe 6Jul2021
July 3, 2021: Nature Nova Scotia recommendations on on the Sustainable Development Goals Act and Climate Plan for Clean Growth 3July2021
July 1, 2021: We now have another “FSC” in Nova Scotia forestry 1July2021
June 26, 2021: Achieving Net Zero for Nova Scotia: can we take a lead from Dr. Strang? 26Jun2021
June 25, 2021: All in the name of Ecological Forestry in Nova Scotia… continued 25Jun2021
June 17, 2021: All in the name of Ecological Forestry 17Jun2021
June 4, 2021: Nova Scotia Forestry Maps issues directive on submitting comments on harvests 4Jun2021
May 29, 2021: Plourde: Apply the triad to all of Nova Scotia, make Crown lands the Protected Leg 29May2021
May 22, 2021: Draft Nova Scotia Forestry EA Process surfaces 21May2021
May 13, 2021: “Somewhere in Nova Scotia” some less-than-exemplary logging practices 13May2021
May 12, 2021: Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs announces the incorporation of a Mi’kmaw-led land trust 12May2021
May 10, 2021: ANNOUNCEMENT Thurs May 13, 2021 at 7 pm: Book Launch for WHAT REALLY COUNTS: The Case for a Sustainable and Equitable Economy by Ron Coleman
May 9, 2021: “Finding the Mother Tree” – can it change the way we manage our forests in Nova Scotia? 9May2021?
May 4, 2021: Is Nova Scotia Lands & Forestry recycling proposed Crown land harvests that were previously rejected? 4May2021
May 1, 2021: Nova Scotia Government seeks “Corporate Strategist” to join Clean Growth Division of Energy & Mines for one year 1May2021
Apr 25, 2021: Nova Scotia Premier Rankin off-base on Protected Area stats 25Apr2021
Apr 22, 2021: Thoughts on Earth Day 22Apr2021
Apr 14, 2021: Finally, word of a Progress Report from Prof. Lahey on Nova Scotia’s effort to shift to ecological forestry 14Apr2021
Apr 6, 2021: What’s the earliest flowering native plant in Nova Scotia? The quest continues 6Apr2021
Apr 5, 2021: Highlighting: “Migrant Songs Of Spring” 5Apr2021
Mar 25, 2021: Nova Scotia Forest Notes taking a break 25 Mar 2021
Mar 25, 2021: Five Big Victories of Big Forestry versus the ‘Biodiversity Lobby’ in Nova Scotia, one pending 25Mar2021
Mar 17, 2021: Rankin Government: “No plans to bring an interim moratorium while they work on implementing Lahey” – CBC 17Mar2021
Mar 16, 2021: Big Forestry versus the Nova Scotia Biodiversity Act, round II 16Mar2021
Mar 14, 2021: Two tales of Environmental Justice versus the Economy in Nova Scotia 14Mar2021
Mar 12, 2021: Nova Scotia Forestry Map Issues…continued 12Mar2021
Mar 11, 2021: Is High Production Forestry compatible with the Nova Scotia Premier’s commitment to carbon neutrality? 11Mar2021
Mar 9, 2021: Equating survival of Mainland Moose and Humans in Nova Scotia 9Mar2021
Mar 3, 2021: WestFor advertising for General Manager 3Mar2021
Feb 27, 2021: Nina Newington Notes from Court #3 — ‘Irreparable Harm’ and the ‘Balance of Convenience’, February 25th, 2021
Feb 27, 2021: Nova Scotia L&F looking for Senior Development Officer 27Feb2021
Feb 25, 2021: For the record: Rankin’s first comments as premier of Nova Scotia on implementing the Lahey Report & Owl’s Head 25Feb 2021
Feb 24, 2021: Bill Lahey on Rick Howe Show comments on where we are with his recommendations 24Feb2021
Feb 16, 2021: Comment on the revised SGEM for Nova Scotia: an inconvenient truth about our soils 16Feb2021
Feb 15, 2021: Bev Wigney on the revised SGEM for Nova Scotia: perspectives of a naturalist 15Feb2021
Feb 15, 2021: Nina Newington on the revised SGEM for Nova Scotia: some big improvements and some trap doors 15Feb2021
Feb 12, 2021: Addie & Fred Campaigne on the revised Silvicultural Guide for Nova Scotia: Carbon-based silviculture is paramount 12Feb2021
Feb 5, 2021: Nina Newington Notes from Court #2 — the Illusion of Consent, February 5th, 2021
Jan 31, 2021: Mike Lancaster’s thoughtful words about the Westfor video defending their forestry practices/moose management 31Jan2021
Jan 30, 2021: Cutting Moose Country# 1 in Nina Newington’s Notes From Court 30Jan2021
Jan 30, 2021: Announcement: Spring Woodland Conferences (Nova Scotia) 30 Jan2021
Jan 25, 2021: Bev Wigney on Parcel ID # IN205583 (Cape Breton Highlands) 25Jan2021
Jan 21, 2021: Forest Nova Scotia’s “simple math” underscores key issue for success or failure of Government’s implementation of Lahey Recommendations: How much wood is to be taken from Crown lands? 22Jan 2021
Jan 21, 2021: Nova Scotia L&F releases draft Forest Management Guide for comment 21Jan2021
Jan 16, 2021: Nova Scotia PI204568 (Pictou Co.) Landscape level High-grading continued, and thinking about alternatives
Jan 10, 2021: Landscape-level “Log the best and leave the rest” on Nova Scotia’s Crown land forests 10Jan 2021
Jan 8, 2021: One year after closure of the NP Mill, NSWOOA’s Kekacs asks “…why would we ever allow such a situation to develop again?” 8Jan2021
Jan 6, 2021: Liberal Leadership Candidate’s Responses to Question re: 30% Protection for Nova Scotia by 2030 6Jan 2021
Jan 2,2021: 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
Jan 1, 2021: A New Year’s Day Wish 1Jan2021
Dec 31, 2020: “The real cure for COVID is renewing our fractured relationship with the planet” 31Dec2020
Dec 28, 2020: Elmsdale Biochar initiative provides some good news on the forestry front, but we still need rigorous forest & forestry carbon accounting for Nova Scotia 28Dec2020
Dec 21, 2020: Nova Scotia Liberal Leadership race: a fake campaign call related to a candidate’s environmental positions 21Dec2020
Dec 15, 2020: “At least 8 arrests have happened in Moose Country” – XR Nova Scotia 15Dec2020
Dec 15, 2020: 39 years ago Digby East Fish and Game petitioned Nova Scotia Government not to build roads into moose lands now accessed by WestFor 15Dec2020
Dec 13, 2020: The modest expectations of Northern Pulp one year later 13Dec2021
Dec 10, 2020: “What the morrow brings”: WestFor applies for injunction to stop Moose Protectors 10Dec2020
Dec 9, 2020: Nature Nova Scotia on Moose Observations and Forestry in Kespu’ktwik 9Dec2020
Nov 30, 2020: & On Stop Clearcutting Cape Breton: “Follow the new logging roads” 30Nov2020
Nov 29, 2020: “What will it take to get the Nova Scotia Government to obey its own Environmental Laws?” 29Nov2020
Nov 26, 2020: Irregular Shelterwood harvests still largely experimental on Crown lands 2+ years post Lahey Report 26Nov2020
Nov 24, 2020: Nature Nova Scotia launches petition to halt clearcutting in area of SW Nova Scotia where Mainland Moose occur 24Nov2020
Nov 19, 2020: Bob Bancroft on the Sad Plain Truth about Nova Scotia L&F ‘s management of our Endangered Mainland Moose 19Oct2020
Nov 16, 2020:It seems L&F’s response to just about everything is ignore, study some more, hire some more & keep on logging 16Nov2020
Nov 13, 2020: On tree-planting in Nova Scotia & “Why I created Halifax Trails” 13Nov2020
Nov 12, 2020: Nova Scotia Lands & Forestry seeking new Manager, Forest Management Planning12Nov2020
Nov 8, 2020: Nova Scotia’s Mainland Moose: “We are still here. Let us Be.” 8Nov2020
Nov 5, 2020: Nova Scotia Healthy Forest Coalition alarmed by ‘cutting frenzy’ on Crown lands & calls for moratorium on all even-aged management cuts until Lahey’s recommendations are implemented 5Nov2020
Oct 25, 2020: Healthy Forest Coalition’s three recommendations to protect Mainland Moose in SW Nova Scotia 25Oct2020
Oct 24, 2020: Bancroft on the state of our forests (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) 24Oct2020
Oct 18, 2020: Clearcutting in Nova Scotia continued…intensive cutting, a new definition of a clearcut, and questions about loggers from out of province and wood going to NB 18Oct2020
Oct 13, 2020: Plourde urges Premier to reset the agenda on nature for Nova Scotia 13Oct2020
Sep 26, 2020: “NO further spraying of aerial herbicide on private land in Nova Scotia this fall” 26Sep2020
Sep 21, 2020: As Hurricane Teddy heads our way, some thoughts about our windblown Nova Scotia forests 21Sep2020
Sep 18, 2020: Ken Gray: the province/WestFor is competing directly with the small loggers in SW Nova Scotia 18Sep2020
Sep 16, 2020: Against Glyphosate: A Lawrence Powell Video produced for Nova Scotia’s Annapolis County 16Sep2020
Sep 15, 2020: Hard to Hide: a virtual flyover reveals extent of clearcutting close to Kejimkujik National Park 15Sep2020
Sep 11, 2020: Spraying and clearcutting in Nova Scotia, continued 11Sep2020
Sep 8, 2020: An assessment of Nova Scotia L&F’s progress in implementing Ecological Forestry in response to the Lahey Report, Part 3: The Project Muddle 8Sep2020
Sep 2, 2020: Protestors occupy site scheduled for forest spraying in Nova Scotia 2Sep2020…& Co. decides NOT to spray
Aug 31, 2020: The Nova Scotia Forest “Disturbance Paper” is out, also a paper on Borealization of the Acadian forest 31Aug2020
Aug 31, 2020: Medway Community Forest Co-op posts detailed plans for its proposed harvests/management of Crown land blocks 31Aug2020
Aug 27, 2020: An assessment of Nova Scotia L&F’s progress in implementing Ecological Forestry in response to the Lahey Report, Part 2: The HPF and FMG projects 27Aug2020
Aug 25, 2020: Some good news about forests in Nova Scotia for a change 25Aug2020
Aug 25, 2020: An assessment of Nova Scotia L&F’s progress in implementing Ecological Forestry in response to the Lahey Report, Part 1: what do we see ‘on the ground’? 25Aug2020
Aug 23, 2020: Nova Scotia L&F Minister responds to critics: “The progress has been significant when you look at the resources that have been put into the project teams” 23Aug2020
Aug 22, 2020: I rented a cottage for a month in the wilds of Nova Scotia, just south of Kejimkujik Park… it seemed that everywhere I went I witnessed extreme devastation to our land…clear cutting everywhere
Aug 20, 2020: Two years after Lahey Report, L&F Minister Rankin again confirms that L&F’s priority for our Crown lands is logging 20Aug2020
Aug 14, 2020: Nova Scotia L&F’s response to the Lahey recommendations has been to “Talk and Log, Study and Log, Research and Consider Policy Changes but Continue to Log” 14Aug2020
Aug 13, 2020: Two years after the Lahey Report, Nova Scotians are increasingly “saddened, frustrated and angry at what they see in the woods” 13Aug2020
Aug 11, 2020: Coastal Black Spruce, Climate Change and Lake Aluminum levels are topics of upcoming MTRI webinars 11Aug2020
July 29, 2020: Dale Prest to give MCFC webinar on Fighting Climate Change with Forests on Wed Aug 5, more in the series and view those already given 29July2020
July 16, 2020: Saturday is Parks Day, Lots to celebrate but Nova Scotia is no longer a leader 16July2020
July 15, 2020: Ornithologist talks about Migratory Birds and Forestry in Nova Scotia 15Jul2020
July 13, 2020: The Right to a Healthy Planet 13July2020
July 6, 2020: MTRI Summer Seminar Series features Forest Biodiversity Management , Recreational Fisheries, Legal Context of “Habitat”, Highways/Landscape Connectivity 6Jul2020
July 3, 2020: L&F looking for Area Manager/member of Regional Management Team to lead program delivery in the Yarmouth and Digby offices 3Jul2020
July 1, 2020: What a Canada Day gift: Cliffs of Fundy to become a designated UNESCO Global Geopark 1July2020
June 30, 2020: Naturalist writes impassioned letter to Nova Scotia Premier McNeil to cease roadside clearing operations during nesting season, appeals to others to also write 30Jun2020
June 27, 2020: More MCFC Webinars July 7-21: Irregular Shelterwood, Backcountry, Migratory Birds & Forestry, Edible & Medicinal Plants 27Jun2020
June 16, 2020: Biodiversity Landscape Planning for Nova Scotia is being developed as part of the L&F Environmental Assessment Project 16Jun2020
June 14, 2020: Upcoming MCFC webinars should shed some light on L&F responses to Lahey recommendations 14June2020
June 7, 2020: Petition launched to “Protect birds from being destroyed during nesting season” in Canada quickly reaches 1000 signatures 7Jun2020
June 5, 2020: A very appropriate Happy World Environment Day message 5June2020
May 29, 2020: Medway Community Forest Co-op offering informative webinar series June 9 to July 1, 29May2020
May 29, 2020: Nova Scotia Supreme Court rules in favour of Naturalists/East Coast Environmental Law versus NS Lands & Forestry 29May2020
May 26, 2020: Nesting season in full swing and still no “Silent Season” for forestry in Nova Scotia 26May2020
May 16, 2020: Experiencing serenity and sadness in the intervale forests of Nova Scotia 16May2020
May 11, 2020: Shelly Hipson: Concerns about how Crown lands will be designated for High Production Forestry in Nova Scotia 11May 2020
May 10, 2020: Nervousness about forestry practices in Nova Scotia continues 10May2020
Apr 12, 2020: How to find those old Chronicle Herald articles related to forestry in Nova Scotia and a lot more on the Internet Archive 12Apr2020
Mar 30, 2020: Canada’s faulty forest carbon accounting laid bare 30Mar2020
Mar 29, 2020: What’s the earliest flowering native plant in Nova Scotia? 29Mar2020
Mar 16, 2020: Why we need a Precautionary Biodiversity Landscape Plan for Nova Scotia 16Mar2020
Mar 15, 2020: Protecting supply of “wood” but not necessarily big trees from Nova Scotia’s Crown lands remains the priority at L&F 15Mar2020
Mar 6, 2020: Addie & Fred Campaigne: Nova Scotia’s High Production Forestry Phase 1 omits consideration of Species-At-Risk and ecosystems 6Mar2020
Mar 1, 2020: Richard Spinks did not invent Nova Scotia’s Plan B to replace the lost market for “low value wood” 1Mar2020
Feb 21, 2020: Nova Scotia ‘High Production Forestry Discussion paper’ now available, March 13 is deadline for public comment 21Feb 2020
Feb 19, 2020: Nova Scotia L&F issues an “Ecological Forestry Update / Lahey Implementation Update” 19Feb2020
Feb 11, 2020: In 2020, strict standards and transparency are required for Nova Scotia’s forest chipping/bioenergy projects to be credible as “good for the environment” 11Feb2020
Jan 30, 2020: Nova Scotia Lands & Forestry looking for “Manager – Ecosystems and Habitats” 30Jan2020
Jan 1, 2020: A sober but hopeful start to the New Year 1Jan2020
Dec 20, 2019: Nova Scotia Premier McNeil keeps commitment to Pictou Landing First Nation to close Boat Harbour mill effluent treatment facility, Northern Pulp Mill will shut down 20Dec2019
Dec 18, 2019: Don Wilson: a recent Supreme Court ruling says volumes about the Northern Pulp Mill’s future 18Dec2019
Dec 18, 2019: Nova Scotia Premier delays news conference on Boat Harbour until Dec 20th (Friday) 18Dec2019
Dec 17, 2019: Live: Nova Scotia rules on mill’s plan to pump effluent into Northumberland Strait 17Dec2019
Dec 14, 2019: Moving Beyond Lahey: can Nova Scotia participate in a “Global Deal for Nature”? 14Dec2019
Nov 23, 2019: Islanders are asking the right questions about biomass heating 23Nov2019
Nov 21, 2019: “Nova Scotia Needs Forestry” 21Nov2019
Nov 20, 2019: “So many clearcuts” in SW Nova Scotia (continued) 20Nov2019
Nov 14, 2019: CTV News on Hemlock Wooly Adelgid in Keji Park, Nova Scotia & social media on moving wood and hemlock nostalgia 14Nov2019
Oct 31, 2019: The gentle music of teens’ fingers clicking in approval at the Law Amendments Committee Public Hearing 31Oct2019
Oct 31, 2019: Hemlock Vampire Denial in Nova Scotia 31Oct2019
Oct 27, 2019: Mon Oct 28, 2019: Law Amendments Public Hearing on Nova Scotia Sustainable Development Goals Act 27Oct2019
Oct 18, 2019:Nova Scotia L&F announces Ministerial Committee to advise on implementation of Lahey recommendations 18Oct2019
Oct 8, 2019: Update on Nova Scotia Crown land logging licenses 8Oct2019
Oct 8, 2019: Travails of Forests and Forestry on the West Coast 8Oct2019
Oct 3, 2019: Focus Report for the Northern Pulp Replacement Effluent Treatment Facility released to the public, written comments invited 3Oct2019
Oct 3, 2019: Evidently, the Nova Scotia Forest Technicians Association does not like NS Forest Notes 3Oct2019
Oct 1, 2019: Lands protected for conservation now at 12.7% in Nova Scotia 1Oct2019
Sep 27, 2019:WestFor license up soon & “Urgent Action: 5 Days to Save A Forest – Nova Scotia” 27Sep2019
Sep 27, 2019: Nova Scotia Premier McNeil appears to be backing off on his commitment to close Boat Harbour on schedule 27Sep2019
Sep 26, 2019: Nova Scotia municipalities lead the way in addressing climate and biodiversity crises, L&F Please follow! 26Sep2019
Sep 23, 2019: Naturalists in court today asking Nova Scotia L&F to enforce its own regulations for protecting Species-at-Risk 23 Sep2019
Sep 19, 2019: Fri Sep 20 to Fri Sep 27, 2019: A week of Climate Action globally and in Nova Scotia
Sep 16, 2019: Canada’s National Forestry Database: new way of assessing area harvested in Nova Scotia introduced for 2017 16Sep2019
Sep 16, 2019: Nova Scotia Government issues a RFP – Assessing the Potential for Carbon Offset Credit Generation in Nova Scotia 16Sep2019
Sep 16, 2019: The Elephant in the Room: what happens to the Lahey Report if The Mill closes? 16Sep2019
Aug 26, 2019: Fires in the Amazonian and Boreal Forests: more reason to increase carbon storage in our Acadian forest by “proforestation” 26Aug2019
Aug 22, 2019: Bright spots in Nova Scotia forestry are on private lands 22Aug2019
Aug 17, 2019: Nova Scotia Harvest Plan Map Viewer now specifies % retention 17Aug2019
Aug 9, 2019: Trump & Co. want changes in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act 9Aug2019
Aug 7, 2019: More on The Human Toll of clearcuts in Nova Scotia: B-trains on rural roads 7Aug2019
Aug 6, 2019: The human toll of clearcuts in Nova Scotia 6Aug2019
Aug 5, 2019: Nova Scotia L&F soil scientist Kevin Keys to talk about the elusive Forest Nutrient Budget Model at MTRI Thurs Aug 8, 2019
July 31, 2019: Scott Leslie on Protection of the Little Brown Bat habitat at the Corbett Lake Old Hardwood Forest, federal and provincial officials say SAR regulations do not apply 31July2019
July 27, 2019: Don Wilson on Biodiversity in and for Nova Scotia 27July2019
July 24, 2019: Bev Wigney on proposed changes to the Canada Migratory Bird Regulations that would allow exceptions to the prohibition against disturbance of nests 24July2019
July 23, 2019: “Re: Imminent violations of the Migratory Birds Convention Act in Shelburne County, NS” 23July2019
July 20, 2019: L&F issues a report on What we Heard at the Ecological Forestry Forum 20July2019
July 19, 2019: Logging one-tree-at-a-time in Nova Scotia 18July2019
July 17, 2019: Scott Leslie’s “backgrounder” video on the Corbett-Lake Old Growth Forest, Little Brown Bat added to SAR residents 17July 2019
July 17, 2019: Nova Scotia’s Old Growth Ground Zero: the Corbett Lake Old Hardwood Forest 17July2019
July 9, 2019: “It’s time for Nova Scotia political leaders to stop what seems to be a runaway, and rationally incoherent, biomass energy policy 9July2019
July 9, 2019: Nova Scotia Healthy Forest Coalition provides summary/critique of the L&F June 25 meeting 9July2019
July 5, 2019: Sue Skipton on The Bears of West Dalhousie, Nova Scotia 5July2019
June 29, 2019: Extinction Rebellion NS & friends protest clearcut on private land in Nova Scotia 29June2019
June 28, 2019: Annapolis Ecology Group seeks “Silent Summer Forestry” in Nova Scotia 28June2019
June 27, 2019: Nova Scotia L&F June 25 update: no surprises, all is well 27June2019
June 24, 2019: L&F to report on progress on Lahey Recommendations June 25, critiques by HFC and Annapolis Ecology Group 24Jun2019

Sound of Silence at Corbett-Dalhousie Lakes forest. June 15, 2019

June 15, 2019: Logging at Nova Scotia’s Corbett-Dalhousie Lakes Crown land NOW officially on-hold 15Jun2019
June 12, 2019: Logging at Nova Scotia’s Corbett-Dalhousie Lakes Crown land NOT delayed, WestFor’s Marcus Zwicker: “it would be inevitable that nests are destroyed” 12Jun2019
June 11, 2019: Logging at Nova Scotia’s Corbett-Dalhousie Lakes Crown land delayed by company doing the cut to respect Migratory Bird Convention Act 11Jun2019
June 5, 2019: Nova Scotia’s Corbett-Dalhousie Lakes Crown land scheduled to be harvested in nesting season, endangered turtle found in the lakes 5Jun2019
May 31, 2019: Nova Scotia Lands & Forestry makes a few announcements 31May 2019
May 29, 2019: Bev Wigney On Forest Roads in Nova Scotia 29May2019
May 27, 2019: Nova Scotia Annapolis County Council seeks protection for Corbett-Dalhousie Lake Forest as a “Climate Forest” 27May2019
May 22, 2019: Some upbeat thoughts on the International Day for Biological Diversity 22May2019
May 21, 2019: iNaturalist keeping an eye on Nova Scotia’s forests 21May2019
May 12, 2019: Intensive tree cull in Halifax’s Point Pleasant Park delayed until after nesting season; Nova Scotia L&F continues to ignore federal regs 12May2019
May 9, 2019: Nova Scotia Lands & Forestry developing a communication plan 9May2019
May 6, 2019: 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 6 May2019
May 2, 2019: School Strike 4 Climate in Nova Scotia May 3, Shelburne students also target local clearcutting 2May2019
May 1, 2019: 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
Apr 27, 2019: Nova Scotia L&F Minister Rankin comments on changes to harvest prescriptions in the South Mountain Ecodistrict 27Apr2019
Apr 25, 2019: When the neighbours decide to clearcut in Nova Scotia 25 Mar2019
Apr 20, 2019: L&F nixes cut of Margaree Old Growth 20Mar2019
Apr 16, 2019: More hires at Nova Scotia L&F, now Research & Planning Forester 16Apr2019
Apr 15, 2019: XR Nova Scotia gets its message about forest biomass to Emera/NSP execs 15Apr2019
Apr 11, 2019: Nova Scotia L&F and Energy, take note: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission petitioned to protect investors against misleading claims about biofuels and the like
Apr 10, 2019: Mon Apr 15, 2019: Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia to demand a stop to burning of coal and forests for electricity
Apr 2, 2019: L&F looking for Resource Specialist for the Crown land IRM planning process and wood supply forecasts 2Apr2019
Mar 30, 2019: In the works: EAs for Forestry in Nova Scotia 30Mar2019
Mar 26, 2019: A plea to cease cutting the Corbett-Dalhousie Lakes forest and similar remaining forests in Nova Scotia 26Mar2019
Mar 26, 2019: Nova Scotia AG Report on followup of 2015/6 recommendations: zero of 5 recs completed for Species at Risk 26Mar2019
Mar 22, 2019: A letter to Information Morning (Nova Scotia) 22Mar2019
Mar 20, 2019: Variety of summer student/seasonal field jobs available via L&F, other gov agencies 20Mar2019
Mar 19, 2019: Time for Nova Scotia Government to come clean on forest bioenergy feedstocks 19Mar2019
Mar 17,2019: Pannozzo on why big Nova Scotia sawmills’ are so supportive of pulp&paper/clearcutting 17Mar2019
Mar 14, 2019: Nova Scotia L&F Minister Rankin: “clearcut is just a layman term” 14Mar2019
Mar 10, 2019: Upper level bureaucrat sought by Nova Scotia L&F 10Mar2019
Mar 10, 2019: “An event that saddened and angered me”, Minister Rankin/Nova Scotia L&F please follow up 10Mar2019
Mar 5, 2019: Nova Scotia Forestry Maps decides not to remove “harvest plans that are no longer open to comments” 5Mar2019
Mar 3, 2019: Why can’t Nova Scotians be told what Crown land is slated to be cut and precisely when? 3Mar2019
Mar 2, 2019: EAC/ECELAW critique Nova Scotia L&F administered Biodiversity Act process 2Mar2019
Feb 26, 2019: “When is a Clearcut still a Clearcut?” in Nova Scotia 26Feb2019
Feb 25, 2019: Evidently, Nova Scotia L&F considers adherence to the Interim Retention Guidelines as equivalent to Not Clearcutting 25Feb2019
Feb 24, 2019: Recent changes (Jan 30 & Feb 20, 2019) in Harvest Plan Map Viewer increase concerns about clearcutting in Nova Scotia
Feb 20, 2019: Nova Scotia L&F “eliminates clearcutting” – the word that is
Feb 20, 2019: Marcus Zwicker: Managed forests sequester more carbon than unmanaged forests
Feb 17, 2019: Burned, the Movie about forest bioenergy, continues to make the rounds in Nova Scotia
Feb 16, 2019: March 12-13, 2019: Forested Wetlands in Atlantic Canada Concluding Project Workshop
Feb 4, 2019: If an Old Growth stand in Nova Scotia blows down, is it still Old Growth?
Feb 3, 2019: Why is the low base saturation/soil acidification/nutrient depletion/extreme surface water acidity in SW Nova Scotia still ignored in Crown land harvest decisions?
Jan 31, 2019: Nova Scotia Forestry Maps removing “harvest plans that are no longer open to comments”
Jan 30, 2019: “The beautiful Blue Felt Lichen (Pectenia plumbea) is Nova Scotia’s new provincial lichen!”
Jan 29, 2019: Nova Scotia L&F looking for Biodiversity-Species at Risk Biologist
Jan 28, 2019: “My Little Bit Won’t Hurt” – Carbon Emissions & Biomass Burning Guest Post by Norris Whiston
Jan 25, 2019: Nova Scotia’s version of “Burned”: It’s TOO Big – Biomass
Jan 24, 2019: Wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft and nature organizations launch legal action for Nova Scotia’s species at risk
Jan 23, 2019:Nova Scotia Forest Technicians Association advocates extension of the Boat Harbour Act
Jan 23, 2019: Reposting: Readings from Maine: Mitch Lansky on managing forests to increase carbon capture and reduce carbon emissions
Jan 23, 2019: Nova Scotia L&F maintaining or upping their GIS mapping skills
Jan 21, 2019: An inconvenient truth is one very good reason NOT to treat SW Nova Scotia as our province’s “fiber basket”
Jan 19, 2019: New pages on Nova Scotia Forest Notes and more on the Old Forest Policy “Polygon Problem” 19Jan2019
Jan 18, 2019: Nova Scotia L&F Minister Rankin acknowledges the “Polygon Problem” in constructive “meeting” on Social Media 16Jan 2019
Jan 16, 2019: Vote to choose a Nova Scotia Provincial lichen Species
Jan 15, 2019: Healthy Forest Coalition thanks Minister Rankin for first steps towards protection of the Ingram River Wilderness Area 14Jan2019
Jan 14, 2019: Soren Bondrup-Neilsen 13Jan2019: 1% Old Growth will not maintain all the species that depend on older forests
Jan 13, 2019: Has a conversation about forestry in Nova Scotia that is needed but difficult and awkward begun?
Jan 12, 2019: Jan 11, 2019: A repeat of the Corbett-Dalhousie Lake (Nova Scotia) fiasco?
Jan 11, 2019: Forestry Maps responds to recent criticisms
Jan 11, 2019: may be a little slow on the uptake for a while
Jan 11, 2019: news!!! letter from Iain Rankin about the Corbett-Dalhousie Lake forest!! Jan 11, 2019
Jan 10, 2019: Two videos on Social Media say a lot about how people and wildlife feel about loss of natural habitat in Nova Scotia
Jan 9, 2019: Nova Scotia L&F Minister Rankin again joins discussion on Social Media 9Jan2019, ends it abruptly
Jan 9, 2019: Spicer Family Woodlot – if all harvested private and Crown woodland were like that, we wouldn’t be concerned about clearcutting in Nova Scotia
Jan 8, 2019: Global Forest Watch satellite images and PLV maps of Nova Scotia speak volumes
Jan 7, 2019: Nova Scotia Woodland Owner of the Year Award in 2017 on Social Media 7Jan2019 to defend Norther Pulp
Jan 7, 2019: Jan 7, 2019 Nova Scotia L&F Minister Rankin again joins discussion on Social Media
Jan 6, 2019: Nova Scotia Healthy Forest Coalition: The Story of the Corbett Lake Affair and the Erosion of Trust in the Public Process
Jan 5, 2019:Ongoing discussion on social media about forests and forestry in Nova Scotia # 2: about harvesting on very short rotations
Jan 5, 2019: A WestFor 5 year plan emerges in Shelburne
Jan 5, 2019: Premier’s reflective end of year message cites tourism and seafood exports as highlights of the economy, no mention of forest products
Jan 5, 2019: Follow-up on The Mistake (Corbett/Dalhousie cut): letter from Annapolis naturalist to Nova Scotia Premier and others
Jan 3, 2019: Reposting: Planning ahead for Industrial forestry in Nova Scotia – allowing bigger trucks on our roads
Jan 3, 2019: What you get and some of what you do not get on the Harvest Plan Map Viewer (and where to get it)
Dec 31, 2018: Nova Scotia Crown land Harvest Plan Map Viewer folks made a mistake; no apology
Dec 29, 2018: FYI: Nova Scotia L&F/WestFor Agreement FOIPOPed
Dec 29, 2018: WestFor/Nova Scotia L&F’s 19 meter “Road to Nowhere”
Dec 29, 2018: More clearcutting proposed near Protected Area, Guysborough Co.
Dec 23, 2018: Annapolis Co. Nova Scotia folks investigating more Crown land cuts
Dec 22, 2018: Ongoing discussion on social media about forests and forestry in Nova Scotia # 1
Dec 21, 2018: Nova Scotia Map Viewer folks acknowledge possible Old Growth amongst proposed harvest parcels
Dec 20, 2018: Nova Scotia L&F Minister Iain Rankin joins social media discussion about further cuts of Old Growth
Dec 20, 2018: Cat and Mouse game continues: more Old Growth on Nova Scotia Crown land found to be on the block
Dec 18, 2018: Proposed cut of Old Growth on Nova Scotia Crown land nixed within one day
Dec 18, 2018: Tax incentives proposed for private woodlot owners in Nova Scotia
Dec 17, 2018: More Old Growth forest on Nova Scotia Crown land on the chopping (or chipping) block
Dec 17, 2018: Crown land forest harvest proposed for Hardwood Hill (Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia) nixed
Dec 15, 2018: Don Wilson on what could happen if The Mill closes
Dec 15, 2018: #nopipe rally to occur in Halifax Dec 18, 2018
Dec 14, 2018: McNeil & Co firm on closure of Boat Harbour, vague on plan B (Biomass, Biofuel, Biorefinery and Bioeconomy)
Dec 11, 2018: Nova Scotia L&F searching for Manager, Innovation & Business Development
Dec 9, 2018: Nova Scotia L&F searching for Director, Corporate Development
Dec 6, 2018: Australian songwriter & visual artist Mark Lang on Boat Harbour
Dec 3, 2018: The Nova Scotia Government responds to The Lahey Report
Dec 3, 2018: Clearcutting forges ahead on the St. Margaret’s Bay Bowater-Mersey lands while we wait for the Government’s response to the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia
Dec 1, 2018: If the Nova Scotia Government changes direction of its Crown land forestry management, how will it deal with cuts approved but not implemented in the meantime?
Dec 1, 2018: Nova Scotia Government will issue response to Forest Practices Recommendations on Mon Dec 3, 2018
Nov 29, 2018: Dec 8 & 15, 2018: Workshops at MTRI, Bear River, Nova Scotia on how to ID Hemlock Wooly Adelgid
Nov 27, 2018: We need a cost-benefit analysis of the Northern Pulp situation
Nov 27, 2018: New manager of biodiversity for the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry downplays significance of clearcutting for biodiversity losses
Nov 22, 2018: Can Dalhousie/AC lead the way on proper accounting for bioenergy in Nova Scotia?
Nov 21, 2018: Bill Lahey presentation in NB (Nov 19, 2018) on the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia available online
Nov 19, 2018: Burned, the Movie, igniting some passions in Nova Scotia
Nov 19, 2018: Prof Lahey’s concerns about the Nova Scotia government’s delay in responding to the Independent Review are reflected in frustrations expressed about cuts proposed for Hardwood Hill, Annapolis Co.
Nov 13, 2018: Prof Lahey to talk to New Brunswick’s professional foresters about the Independent Review and how the report has been received by the government, media and civil society.
Nov 10, 2018: Chronicle Herald further restricts online access to news and opinions
Nov 9, 2018: An eloquent appeal to save Hardwood Hill, Annapolis Co.
Nov 7, 2018: CBC interviews reveal WestFor got a one year renewal on its access to Nova Scotia’s Western Crown Lands on Oct 1, 2018
Nov 6, 2018: New Brunswick filmmaker asks ‘Is our forest really ours?”
Nov 4, 2018: EAC sponsors screenings of “Burned – Are Trees the New Coal?” across Nova Scotia
Nov 3, 2018: Permethrin-treated clothing to protect against ticks now available in Canada
Oct 29, 2018: Biodiverse Southwest Nova Scotia at Risk
Oct 25, 2018: PC Leadership candidates comment on Boat Harbour/Northern Pulp
Oct 9, 2018: Climate Warming Warnings: time to get objective about forest bioenergy in Nova Scotia
Oct 8, 2018: Thanks for sensitive management of an old forest in Nova Scotia
Oct 4, 2018: While we wait for the government to respond to the Independent Review, what agreement is in place with WestFor?
Oct 4, 2018: Elmsdale Lumber employee John Casey in CFI’s Top 10 Under 40
Sep 30, 2018: Frustration in registering concerns about cuts into a deer wintering area on Crown land in Upper Vaughan
Sep 28, 2018: Worry about exotic forest pests and climate warming prompts talk about fertilizing deficient soils, reducing clearcuts and Assisted Range Expansion
Sep 26, 2018: Forest management group proposal for biomass heating provides an opportunity for Nova Scotia government to “get it right” on forest bioenergy
Sep 23, 2018: Kespukwitk Two-Eyed Seeing Gathering at Bear River First Nation on October 18 and 19, 2018
Sep 23, 2018: Three forestry field days in Central Nova Oct 6-20, 2018 illustrate “what can happen with careful, long-term management of forestland”
Sep 20, 2018: Good and bad of the latest Nova Scotia Crown land forest harvest announcement
Sep 19, 2018: Industrial Forestry working the spreadsheets following L&F directive to reduce clearcutting on Nova Scotia’s Crown lands, while confusion reigns at L&F about the directive
Sep 17, 2018: A Reminder: 500 days to go until the closure of Boat Harbour
Sep 11, 2018: Sep 11, 2018: Forest fires on the upswing in Nova Scotia
Sep 9, 2018: While we wait for the government response to the Independent Review, clearcuts on Nova Scotia Crown lands continue unabated
Sep 8, 2018: Concerns expressed about cutting into a deer wintering area on Crown land in Upper Vaughan
Sep 8, 2018: Plourde/EAC offer constructive analysis of The Report from the Independent Review and suggest ten things the government should do immediately
Sep 7, 2018: Some reservations about The Report on the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia
Sep 6, 2018: Questions and comments on WWNS about sustainability of current wood harvesting in Nova Scotia following Report from the Independent Review
Sep 1, 2018: New documentary on Hemlock Wooly Adelgid in Nova Scotia
Aug 30, 2018: All quiet on The Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia for now
Aug 21, 2018: Report from the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia released
Aug 17, 2018: Report from Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia to be released Tues Aug 21, 2018
Aug 15, 2018: Public Accounts provide some numbers on Nova Scotia DNR Grants and Contributions to private industry
Aug 15, 2018: While we wait for the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia, Port Hawkesbury Paper hires ex-DNR forest bioenergy advocate
Aug 14, 2018: While we wait for the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia, Lands & Forestry on the Hire
Aug 3, 2018: Lack of Info about locations, times of forest management herbicide spraying on Nova Scotia Environment website
July 27, 2018: Nova Scotia forests, forestry and GHGs 2: Who accounts for the EU’s emissions from bioenergy generated from imported chips?
July 27, 2018: Gold Miners encroaching on The Big Animals’ Lands
July 25, 2018: More DNR research on Nova Scotia forest soils published in science journals but not publicized by NSDNR
July 25, 2018: Rumoured release date for release of the Report on the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia: week of Aug 13, 2018
July 21, 2018: NSE issues clarification on Protected Areas target
July 19, 2018: Speculation mounts while we wait for the Report on the Independent Review of Forestry Practices in Nova Scotia
July 11, 2018: Independent Review of Forestry Practices in Nova Scotia issues a “Process Update”
July 8, 2018: Premier McNeil cites conflict of interest issue as a reason for change in DNR Minister – will the same reasoning apply to top level DNR bureaucrats?
July 2, 2018: Fri July 6, 2018: Major event to protest The Pipe
July 2, 2018: Presentation on Old Forests in the Maritimes at MTRI Thurs 5 July 2018
June 28, 2018: While we wait for “The Report”, it’s the same old same old from our two Nova Scotia pulp mills; and some thoughts on what the Independent Review will recommend
June 23, 2018: Halifax Green Network Plan released June 21, 2018 puts Landscape Level Planning for Halifax well ahead of that for the province as a whole
June 16, 2018: Could forest fragmentation be a factor in the high incidence of blacklegged tick/lyme in Nova Scotia?June 11, 2018: Keeping current: changes tack
June 10, 2018: Fools still approve gold mining excesses in Nova Scotia
June 9, 2018: Report from Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia almost there…
June 8, 2018: Are cats more destructive to Nova Scotia’s forest birds than clearcutting?
June 4, 2018: DNR Biodiversity Council Members Appointed
June 3, 2018: I went for a walk in the woods but the woods were gone
June 2, 2018: Nova Scotia DNR employee apparently clearcut land then sold it to DNR at 2X assessed value
June 2, 2018: Warblers galore, spruce budworm & tweets
June 2, 2018: Joan Baxter recognized by elders
May 30, 2018: Logging during bird breeding season raises the ire of Nova Scotia birdwatchers
May 29, 2018: Nova Scotia DNR, Port Hawkesbury Paper, Premier McNeil: please help us with the math/accounting
May 27, 2018: Celebrating spring and a bit of ornithological humour
May 26, 2018: Nova Scotia math: FOIPOP reveals PHP pays $3.1 million in stumpage fees, gets $4.4 million for silviculture
May 26, 2018: #NOPIPE
May 24, 2018: Zwicker & Bishop attempt to justify clear cutting to Nova Scotia Legislature Committee
May 22, 2018: Pipes versus Environment challenge Liberal governments in Ottawa and Nova Scotia (and the rest of us)
May 20, 2018: Welcome Back: Northern Parula & a welcome sight: Hepatica
May 18, 2018: Emerald Ash Borer now in New Brunswick
May 18, 2018: May 17, 2018: Species at Risk in Forested Wetlands returning to Nova Scotia
May 18, 2018: Letters and Op-eds May 14-17, 2018
May 17, 2018: DNR confirms Loon Lake area cuts included Old Growth
May 15, 2018: Has the Report from the Independent Review been submitted to Nova Scotia Government? No.
May 15, 2018: Nova Scotia contracts Western Climate Initiative Inc. to track GHGs for NS-only cap and trade system
May 11, 2018: Alan Eddy retains interests in biomass
May 10, 2018: A few things we are waiting on
May 10, 2018: Matt Dort’s Petition to Save The Northumberland Strait – Protect our Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout gains momentum
May 10, 2018: Feedback sought on CCFM’s A Vision for Canada’s Forests: 2018 and Beyond
May 8, 2018: SMU Prof doesn’t think carbon offsets work but a recent analysis of the California carbon credits market suggests they do work
May 5, 2018: Letters, Op-eds and news items May 1-5, 2018
May 5, 2018: NS Legislature’s Resource Committee Thurs 24 May 2018: Current State and Future of the Forestry Industry in Nova Scotia
May 4, 2018: Dale Prest on “Climate Forests”
May 1, 2018: “Smartphone App Enables Family Forest Owners to Get Paid to Store Carbon” – but not in Nova Scotia (yet)
Apr 30, 2018: Apr 30, 2018: Report from Independent Review of Forestry Practices in Nova Scotia delayed but will be released publicly when ready
Apr 28, 2018: Nova Scotia government brags about its Class 2 EA for Boat Harbour cleanup further defying the logic for a class 1 EA for The Pipe
Apr 25, 2018: Northern Pulp makes its too-big-to-fail case and I wonder about “Sponsored Content” in the Chronicle Herald
Apr 23, 2018: Nova Scotia’s Tidewater Pipe Impasse, continued (Apr 23, 2018)
Apr 22, 2018: Happy Earth Day
Apr 19, 2018: Siltation, sawmills and salmon on the Medway
Apr 17, 2018: Zack M on the difference between the forests of Nova Scotia, BC and Scotland
Apr 12, 2018: Annapolis Co. continues efforts to realize more control over forestry practices
Apr 11, 2018: Mills in Nova Scotia not sharing the good times with woodlot owners
Apr 8, 2018: Clearcutting by the smaller players on private woodlots in Nova Scotia
Apr 5, 2018: The Mill – crunch time is approaching and works to The Mill’s advantage
Apr 4, 2018: An optimistic perspective about the future of Nova Scotia forests and forestry from “The Boot”
Apr 2, 2018: Harold Alexander defends Nova Scotia’s Forest Biomass projects, promotes Finnish model
Apr 1, 2018: Nature Conservancy of Canada proposes innovative approach to accessing wilderness area: underground parking and elevator
Apr 1, 2018: Lessons from New Hampshire: clearcutting on acidified soil reduces sugar maple regeneration, favours beech
Mar 30, 2018: New Ecological Land Classification doc released by Nova Scotia DNR
Mar 27, 2018: Anxiety about the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia
Mar 26, 2018: Mi’kmawey Forestry seeks locations of Wisqoq (Black Ash) in Nova Scotia
Mar 24, 2018: Nova Scotia forests, forestry and GHGs 1: Letters
Mar 23, 2018: Port Hawkesbury Paper escapes countervailing duties imposed in 2015
Mar 23, 2018: Editorials and letters about forestry in the area of Loon Lake, Nova Scotia continued…23 Mar 2018
Mar 17, 2018: NSP, PHP, NSDNR and FSC appear to be complicit in burning primary biomass from Loon Lake area, increasing GH emissions and calling practices “sustainable”
Mar 15, 2018: Nova Scotia DNR almost admits serious errors; Port Hawkesbury Paper blames DNR for Loon Lake area cuts of Old Growth
Mar 13, 2018: The Nova Scotia Advocate: “Port Hawkesbury Paper aligns with pro-fracking lobby in Guysborough County”
Mar 12, 2018: Diseased beech increasing, other hardwoods declining in NE North America – could a 2nd exotic beech pest to enter NA via Nova Scotia redirect change again?
Mar 10, 2018: Port Hawkesbury Paper responds to concerns about harvesting in the Loon Lake area
Mar 10, 2018: Old Acadian forest/salmon watercourse and forested wetland in Halifax-Dartmouth at risk
Mar 9, 2018: Linda Pannozzo zeroes in on the air pollution by Northern Pulp Mill
Mar 6, 2018: Anti-Clearcut Billboards go up in Halifax
Mar 6, 2018: Rick Howe talks to Bob Bancroft about Nova Scotia DNR cutting Old Growth forest
Mar 4, 2016: Loon Lake area harvests: DNR seeks shelter in its Old Forest Policy
Mar 3, 2018: Presentation/workshop on Landbird Species-at-Risk also at Annapolis Royal on March 5 and Sydney on March 7
Mar 3, 2018: Nova Scotia Forestry in the News…Sat Mar 3, 2018
Mar 3, 2018: Presentation/workshop on Landbird Species-at-Risk, Pictou March 6, 2018
Mar 1, 2018: PHP to issue a public response to concerns about harvesting near Loon Lake Nature Reserve
Feb 28, 2018: Forestry issues prominent in Nova Scotia Day of Protest
Feb 27, 2018: 70 million litres of treated pulp mill effluent a day into Northumberland Strait not an option say fishers
Feb 26, 2018: More positive news: Cape Breton hardwood initiative
Feb 26, 2018: Ho Hum, more cutting near Nature Reserve in SW Nova Scotia
Feb 25, 2018: Executive Director of Climate Change at Nova Scotia Environment challenged on the “renewable energy” status of Pt Tupper biomass facility
Feb 24, 2018: Nova Scotia’s “Early Intervention Strategy” for spruce budworm 35 years late
Feb 23, 2018: Giants of Nova Scotia
Feb 23, 2018: Danny George rings the alarm bell (again) on Loon Lake Nova Scotia clearcuts of Old Growth
Feb 22, 2018: “it is very poor land, very poor quality wood, its best function would be to just leave it alone”
Feb 22, 2018: Final Report for Nova Scotia’s Independent Review of Forest Practices postponed to April 30
Feb 22, 2018: Science issues and lack of landscape/watershed level planning by Nova Scotia DNR limit what can be achieved through forest certification
Feb 17, 2018: A scientist’s perspectives on NSDNR Science
Feb 15, 2018: “It’s not all industrial strength clearcutting and biomass devastation out there”
Feb 14, 2018: Pannozzo: Proper EA for Northern Pulp Mill effluent thwarted
Feb 13, 2018: Great Northern gears up Musquodoboit Pellet Mill
Feb 13, 2018: Game sanctuaries still fair game for industrial forestry and miners
Feb 11, 2018: Loon Lake clearcuts continue, illustrate lack of landscape level planning
Feb 10, 2018: Saturday responses to Black, continued…Feb 10, 2018
Feb 9, 2018: Will our governments enable Forest Smart, Climate Smart and Dollar Smart opportunities for private woodlot owners in Atlantic Canada?
Feb 7, 2018: Bancroft on the real costs and dismal returns to Nova Scotians of running the PHP biomass plant 24/7
Feb 3, 2018: Saturday Forestry, continued… Feb 3, 2018: how much displacement of our natural world is acceptable?
Jan 28, 2018: Bill Black’s stop-hugging-trees comments pushed a few buttons
Jan 28, 2018: Planning ahead for Industrial forestry in Nova Scotia: allowing bigger trucks on our roads
Jan 28, 2018: Affairs in an old forest
Jan 25, 2018: Candidate for leadership of Nova Scotia PCs not sympathetic to PEI’s concerns about effluent from The Mill
Jan 25, 2018: Forest biomass back on the front burner in Nova Scotia?
Jan 23, 2018: Update from the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia
Jan 21, 2018: Winter splendour in a forested Nova Scotia landscape
Jan 21, 2018: Editorials and letters about forests, forestry, & regulations in Nova Scotia continued.. Jan 20, 2017
Jan 18, 2018: Port Hawkesbury Paper shut down temporarily due to cold weather/high energy costs, low prices, tariffs
Jan 18, 2018: Natural History of forested lands in Kings Co., Nova Scotia
Jan 17, 2018: Startup group interested in funding and managing a Community Forestry Hub in Cape Breton
Jan 17, 2018: Bob Bancroft: Why are no EAs required for large-scale forest removals in Nova Scotia?
Jan 15, 2018: It’s crunch time for The Mill & The Province
Jan 10, 2018: Birds nests versus industrial forestry in Nova Scotia & what the Independent Review can do for us
Jan 10, 2018:Rick Howe talks to Scott Leslie about his birds-eye views
Jan 10, 2018:Hemlock vampires are firmly established in southwest Nova Scotia
Jan 1, 2018: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued late 2017: responses to Saunders and a New Year’s wish
Dec 23, 2017: Nova Scotia Christmas trees in the news
Dec 17, 2017: Nova Scotia forests and forestry are in the news and cameras lenses as the Independent Review moves into Phase 2
Dec 13, 2017: Mining Association of Nova Scotia’s continues its aggressive campaign to undermine our protected areas
Dec 11, 2017: Nova Scotia forests are not the only ones over-harvested, but are likely the most over-harvested in Canada
Dec 9, 2017: Scott Leslie’s clear-cut photos of Nova Scotia clearcuts
Dec 9, 2017: Northern Pulp open house sessions & apparent behind-the-scenes-tactics apparently not working for them
Dec 8, 2017: Increasing carbon capture & storage should not be complicated for Nova Scotia
Dec 8, 2017: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..7Dec2017: an appeal for co-existence of forestry, fisheries, agriculture and tourism
Dec 7, 2017: Halifax trees remember the explosion
Dec 5, 2017: Northern Pulp/Dillon on the road to reassure residents about Nova Scotia Pulp Mill Effluent Treatment Facility, Baxter book session cancelled
Dec 4, 2017: Two upcoming presentations related to forests and forestry in Nova Scotia
Dec 1, 2017: Business and Public Consultation Meetings scheduled for the Abercrombie, Nova Scotia Pulp Mill Effluent Treatment Facility Replacement EA
Nov 29, 2017: Red flags and hopes for the Independent Review of Forestry Practices in Nova Scotia
Nov 25, 2017: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..25Nov2017, forestry elders speak up
Nov 25, 2017: Two journeys in Nova Scotia forests
Nov 23, 2017: Mining Association of Nova Scotia’s SWAP Initiative – “the threat is real”
Nov 21, 2017: New Brunswick co. a leader in new forest assessment technology
Nov 20, 2017: Mining Association of Nova Scotia goes after Kluscap Wilderness Area, sacred to the Mi’kmaq
Nov 19, 2017: The Independent Review of Forestry in Nova Scotia Phase I underway
Nov 19, 2017: Fishermen’s Association question “dilution as the solution” for effluent from Pictou pulp mill
Nov 18, 2017: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..continued 18Nov2016: Two Perspectives
Nov 15, 2017: MANS proposal to swap mines and protected area in Nova Scotia hardly dead
Nov 14, 2017: ‘Want to comment on a post on Nova Scotia Forest Notes?
Nov 13, 2017: Six month extension given to WestFor to operate in SW Nova Scotia but with a reduction in allocation
Nov 13, 2017: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest in Nova Scotia
Nov 10, 2017: Senior forester sought by Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
Nov 10, 2017: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..Nov 9, 2017 – Critic blasts the Healthy Forest Coalition
Nov 6, 2017: Nova Scotian families contribute ecologically valuable land for protection by NS Nature Trust
Nov 3, 2017: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..Nov 3, 2017 – Bad forestry practices compound climate challenge
Nov 2, 2017: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..Nov 2, 2017 – the case for growing bigger, older trees
Nov 2, 2017: Softwood lumber exemption for Nova Scotia is restored
Nov 1, 2017: Procedure for approving harvests on Nova Scotia Crown lands now outlined on the HPMV
Oct 29, 2017: Time to plan ahead: the future of the Acadian Forest in an era of climate warming
Oct 26, 2017: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..Oct 24, 2017
Oct 22, 2017: The legacy of Nova Scotia’s Tobeatic wilderness
Oct 21, 2017: Nova Scotia’s Northern Pulp responds to critics of mill emissions failure, clearcutting
Oct 20, 2017: Words, rhythms and songs of the Forest Funeral at Province House, Nova Scotia, Oct 19, 2017
Oct 19, 2017: A day of mourning for Nova Scotia’s forests & wildlife
Oct 17, 2017: Jamie Simpson on forests and forestry in Nova Scotia and the Forest Funeral
Oct 16, 2017: Bob Bancroft on Rick Howe Show today to talk about purpose of the Forest Funeral
Oct 12, 2017: Rare gypsum karst forest in Cape Breton protected by NCC
Oct 11, 2017: Premier concerned that Northern Pulp fined only $697.50 for failing tests
Oct 11, 2017: Nova Scotia Healthy Forest Coalition to hold a “Forest Funeral” Thurs Oct 19, 2017
Oct 10, 2017: More cutting near protected areas in Nova Scotia, now the Tobeatic
Oct 5, 2017: Canadian company patents new technology for monitoring GHGs
Oct 5, 2017: A brief history of recent times in Nova Scotia’s Acadian forest
Oct 4, 2017: Nova Scotia-only Cap & Trade system announced
Oct 1, 2017: Nova Scotia Forestry in the Spotlight..30Sep2017
Sep 28, 2017: Celebrating National Forest Week in Nova Scotia
Sep 24, 2017: Big guys versus the rest in Nova Scotia forestry
Sep 22, 2017: Clearcutting is putting tourism at risk says President of Nova Scotia Tourism Industry Association
Sep 19, 2017: Northern Pulp Pictou mill still polluting the air
Sep 19, 2017: Zack M on Old Growth forest in Nova Scotia
Sep 15, 2017: Hefler Forest Products to restart sawmill
Sep 11, 2017: Bob Bancroft concerned about attention to forest ecology in the Independent Review of Nova Scotia forestry
Sep 8, 2017: If we run into some good woods, we must be off of Crown land
Sep 6, 2017: Softwood lumber update: sales to U.S. still high
Sep 5, 2017: Northern Pulp to build a replacement for Boat Harbour treatment facility
Sep 2, 2017: NSDNR Minister: Help conservation by being better informed & treading carefully
Sep 1, 2017: NSDNR responds to Halifax Field Naturalists’ Concerns and Questions about impacts of forestry in Nova Scotia on conservation of biodiversity
Sep 1, 2017: Moose in the News in Nova Scotia
Aug 31, 2017: Independent Review of forestry in Nova Scotia finally announced
Aug 30, 2017: A reminder of Nova Scotia forests’ real potential
Aug 24, 2016: CN Rail won’t spray but Nova Scotia industrial forest cos & chief public health officer defend it otherwise
Aug 23, 2017: Thoughts on a day of a solar eclipse
Aug 23, 2017: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..Aug 22, 2017: Columnist bemoans broken promises
Aug 19, 2017: In Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Sunday Aug 20: Forest Market and Fair
Aug 15, 2017: Thurs Aug 17, 2017: Public seminar on Nova Scotia’s Western Crown Land Planning Process by WestFor Manager
Aug 14, 2017: Call for input to FSC Forest Management Reregistration audit on Nova Scotia Crown lands managed by Port Hawkesbury Paper
Aug 13, 2017: ‘Still no word on the Independent Review of Nova Scotia forestry
Aug 12, 2017: ‘Looks like the Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia, pellet plant will reopen
Aug 12, 2017: Wasted Wood on Crown land in eastern Nova Scotia
Aug 9, 2017: Show us the science behind clearcuts on Crown land close to the pending Shingle Lake Nature Reserve, Nova Scotia
Aug 7, 2017: Lessons for Nova Scotia from private land forestry in Finland
Aug 7, 2017: Nova Scotia Woodland Owner of the Year awards 2017
Aug 6, 2017: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is now in SW Nova Scotia
Aug 4, 2017: Improvements to the Nova Scotia Harvest Plan Map Viewer announced Aug 2, 2017
Aug 4, 2017: NCC protects floodplain, wetlands, mature forest, SAR on lower Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia
Aug 3, 2017: Biomass plant brings in the bucks for the reborn Hefler Forest Products, another biomass plant envisaged
Aug 2, 2017: Cellufuel wants access to Nova Scotia’s “Inactive Forests”
Aug 1, 2017: Glyphosate Nova Scotia continued, 2017
Aug 1, 2017: New group of private woodlot owners and contractors in SW Nova Scotia challenge WestFor deal
July 30, 2017: Nova Scotia Harvest Plan Map Viewer update lists now include “Prescription Type”
July 28, 2017: CPAWS report says we lag in land protection nationally and in Nova Scotia but sees signs of change
July 28, 2017: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..July 25, 2017 & thoughts of a Silent Spring
July 28, 2017: Low wood volumes harvested from Crown land explained
July 28, 2017: Questions about easements on private woodlots in Nova Scotia
July 26, 2017: Topical MES thesis at Dal on woodland owners in Nova Scotia
July 22, 2017: Crossland: federal Migratory Birds Convention Act ignored as habitat is cut for chips
July 21, 2017: Clearcut Nova Scotia continued..17July2017 & how much wood can be harvested from one hectare
July 20, 2017: Private woodlot owners elsewhere want Nova Scotia’s deal with the U.S.
July 19, 2017: Thurs July 28 – Sun July 30, 2017: Great Canadian Lumberjack Celebration
July 15, 2017: Thursday July 20th, 2017: Nova Scotia Forest on a Crossroad
July 11, 2017: CBC InfoA.M. attempts to sort out issues between smaller private owners and operators and the WestFor consortium – #4 A Forest Ecologist’s view
July 11, 2017: July 28-30 workshop at HLC, Nova Scotia: Woodlot management as if biodiversity mattered
July 6, 2017: Clearcut Nova Scotia continued..4July2017 & highgrading at the landscape level
July 3, 2017: MTRI hosting biodiversity workshop Fri July 14, 2017, Keji BioBlitz follows on 15th and 16th
July 1, 2017: Canada Day
June 30, 2017: Retired Environment Canada employee appointed Ministerial Assistant to Nova Scotia DNR Minister
June 30, 2017: CBC InfoA.M. attempts to sort out issues between smaller private owners and operators and the WestFor consortium – #3 The Government view
June 29, 2017: CBC InfoA.M. attempts to sort out issues between smaller private owners and operators and the WestFor consortium – #2 WestFor responds
June 28, 2017: CBC InfoA.M attempts to sort out issues between smaller private owners and operators and the WestFor consortium – #1 Private Operator
June 27, 2017: Nova Scotia, PEI and Nfld & Labrador likely to be excluded from U.S. tariffs on softwood lumber
June 26, 2017: New Nova Scotia Natural Resources minister queried about clearcutting
June 25, 2017: Latest Crown land allocation includes residual Deer Winter Area
June 23, 2017: Annapolis Co. warden says municipalities should have a say in forestry practices in Nova Scotia
June 23, 2017: Summer Solstice reflections
June 23, 2017: Wentworth Valley on the front lines of tourism versus clearcutting in Nova Scotia
June 17, 2017: Clearcut Nova Scotia, continued..12June 2017
June 15, 2016: Producer of “re-invented maple syrup” gets Nova Scotia Exporter of the Year Award
June 15, 2017: Margaret Miller new Minister of Nova Scotia Dept. of Natural Resources
June 9, 2017: Environmentalists see Liberals’ promised Biodiversity Act for Nova Scotia as a venue to moderate clearcutting
June 7, 2017: Clearcut on Nova Scotia’s eastern shore: “A relic from an uninformed time”
June 5, 2017: Who is appointed Minister of Natural Resources will provide the first sign of what’s up post election for forestry and forests in Nova Scotia
June 2, 2017: Annapolis Co. Crown lands getting hit hard in latest round of proposed cuts
May 30, 2017: The Rhodora
May 29, 2017: Thursday June 1: Nova Scotia wildlife advocate to talk on forestry 2 days post election
May 29, 2017: Gully Lake error & correction clarified but not completely fixed?
May 26, 2017: Protected Areas in Nova Scotia help to mitigate climate change, clearcuts do not
May 25, 2017: Sadness in the voices of Nova Scotians commenting on clearcutting
May 25, 2017: CBC Mainstreet on clearcutting near Gully Lake Wilderness Area
May 24, 2017: Update on the clearcuts close to Gully Lake Wilderness Area: NSDNR changes them to partial cuts
May 24, 2017: More cutting near Nova Scotia Protected Areas…now Loon Lake Nature Reserve
May 24, 2017: No long term leases of Nova Scotia Crown Land for now but current cutting continues even near Protected Areas
May 23, 2017: NSLFFPA blasts NDP support of 50% clearcutting goal
May 22, 2017: Neal Livingston: We need good public policy to drive the transition to better forestry in Nova Scotia
May 19, 2017: Clearcutting comes up in Nova Scotia Leaders’ Debate
May 17, 2017: Nova Scotia election: only the Greens are unequivocal about clearcutting
May 12, 2017: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, AFR for May017
May 10, 2017: Nova Scotia forestry science simply wrong
May 10, 2017: Forestry becoming an election issue in Nova Scotia
May 4, 2017: Are biofuels from Nova Scotia forests good for the environment? Show us the science!
May 3, 2017: Re-commit to the Natural Resources Strategy & regulate clearcutting says EAC
May 2, 2017: This evening (May 2) in New Glascow: Rehabilitation of the Appalachian Deciduous Forest
May 1, 2017: Do economic woes lead to conservative forest use in Nova Scotia?
Apr 27, 2017: Independent review of forestry announced in Nova Scotia budget address
Apr 26, 2017: Naturalists question the science of sustainable forestry in Nova Scotia
Apr 26, 2017: WestFor Interim Agreement extended to Sep. 2017
Apr 26, 2017: Softwood lumber tariff of 19.88% to hit Nova Scotia May 1
Apr 25, 2017: Liberal MLA asks for review of Nova Scotia forest practices
Apr 22, 2017: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..22Apr2017
Apr 20, 2017: We can “cut less and do more” to foster a healthy forest economy in Nova Scotia
Apr 19, 2017: NSDNR publishes A Field Guide to Forest Biodiversity Stewardship
Apr 18, 2017: Cape Breton Post: NAFTA sides with PHP
Apr 17, 2017: Panta Rei blog explores the economics of forestry in Nova Scotia & changes in forests and employment
Apr 14, 2017: 2015 stats for Nova Scotia on National Forestry Database illustrate continuing pressure on Crown lands
Apr 12, 2017: Spring has sprung in the ravines of Nova Scotia
Apr 11, 2017: The forest tragedy continued: Margaree, Cape Breton
Apr 11, 2017: Loons are back
Apr 7, 2017: Softwood jitters focus on April 24, 2017
Apr 6, 2017: WestFor makes its case to Queens County
Apr 4, 2017: Nova Scotia protects significant older forest stands and an important corridor
Apr 2, 2017: Celebrating spring in the Acadian Forest in Nova Scotia
Mar 30, 2017: WestFor makes its case to Digby Municipal Council
Mar 29, 2017: Nova Scotia forests & forestry: birds, mosses and biophilia
Mar 24, 2017: Call of the Forest documentary screens in Halifax tonight (Mar 24, 2017)
Mar 24, 2017: Softwood lumber woes
Mar 22, 2017: LighthouseNOW article provides a little more clarity on pending WestFor Agreement
Mar 22, 2017: “We cannot log and burn our way out of climate change”
Mar 22. 2017: Nova Scotia increases max height for wooden residential buildings
Mar 21, 2017: Resolute suit related to PHP still underway
Mar 21, 2017: FAO promotes forests and energy for International Day of Forests, Mar 21
Mar 18, 2017: Good news story on wood products, Nova Scotia
Mar 16, 2017: The way of Nova Scotia forests
Mar 12, 2017: Nova Scotia’s Clearcut Refugees
Mar 12, 2017: Upcoming presentations/discussions
Mar 11, 2017: What’s wrong with clearcutting?
Mar 10, 2017: Halifax Co. clearcutting taking its toll
Mar 9, 2017: Hines on “listening tour” of SW Nova Scotia
Mar 8: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..8Mar2017
Mar 8: Annapolis County concerned about impending WestFor agreement
Mar 7: Concerns about clearcutting in Digby Co.
Mar 6: New wood construction opportunities for Atlantic Canada
Mar 6, 2017: Looking after Nova Scotia’s Crown land garden
Mar 4, 2017: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..4Mar2017
Mar 2, 2017: NSDNR seeks markets for SW Nova Scotia’s “fibre basket”
Feb 24, 2017: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..24Feb2017
Feb 23, 2017: UK study identifies IPCC greenhouse gas accounting rules issue
Feb 23, 2017: Nova Scotia’s Biorefinery Plan cites full-tree harvesting, other requirements to make it competitive
Feb 21, 2017: Sunday, March 5, 2017: Council of Canadians Panel #2: Clearcutting – What’s Happening to Our NS Forests?
Feb 21, 2017: New Brunswick’s Crown land deal regretted
Feb 15, 2017: Monday Feb. 27, 2017: The Forested Wetlands Project
Feb 14, 2017: Nova Scotia Forestry Petition 2.0 calls for fundamental changes in forestry management on Crown lands
Feb 13, 2017: Small private woodlots are big contributors to forest economy in Finland, could be in NS
Feb 13, 2017: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..11 & 21 Feb,2017
Feb 11, 2017: Feds’ Satellite Forest Monitoring Map illustrates intensity of forest harvesting in Nova Scotia
Feb 8, 2017: Subsidizing industrial forestry in Nova Scotia, continued?
Feb 4, 2017: Hefler sale complicated, biomass power plant separated out
Feb 4, 2017: A sweet spot in Nova Scotia’s hardwoods
Feb 3, 2017: Neighbours get no notice about clearcut on Crown land
Feb 1, 2017: Highway tolls could destroy western Nova Scotia’s sawmill industry
Feb 1, 2017: Crown lands recently purchased by Nova Scotians now managed by private interests
Jan 31, 2017: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..31Jan2017
Jan 27, 2017: Forest NS releases industry economic impact analysis
Jan 27, 2017: Nova Scotia’s Biofuel Bonanza
Jan 23, 2017: How much forestry in Nova Scotia maintains mixed, multi-aged Acadian forest?
Jan 23, 2017: What’s a clearcut and what’s not a clearcut in Nova Scotia?
Jan 22, 2017: Has clearcutting on Crown land in Nova Scotia increased or decreased?
Jan 20, 2017: Acadia Lifelong Learning: The Secret Life of Acadian Forest Flora
Jan 18, 2017: Nova Scotia hopeful our limited crown land remains an asset in trade talks
Jan 14, 2017: Why not to believe the Nova Scotia government on extent and impacts of clear cutting
Jan 13, 2017: Forest fungi in the news again
Jan 11, 2017: Hard times for wood pellet industry in Nova Scotia
Jan 11, 2017: Protecting Nova Scotia’s true boreal forest
Jan 9, 2017: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..7Jan017
Jan 4, 2017: Readings from Maine: Mitch Lansky on managing forests to increase carbon capture and reduce carbon emissions
Jan 4, 2017: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..4Jan017
Jan 3, 2017: Natural Resources Canada GHG Calculator confirms Nova Scotia forest bioenergy schemes are worse than coal
Dec 29, 2016: How old are old Halifax oaks?
Dec 29, 2016: Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued
Dec 23, 2016: LED Christmas lights are good for Christmas trees!
Dec 22, 2016: From molecules and cells to trees, forests, and tall buildings made of wood
Dec 20, 2016: Poll indicates strong support for restrictions on clearcutting in Nova Scotia
Dec 20, 2016: Harvest Plan Map Viewer Updates now include list
Dec 19, 2016: Now NS Mining Association blames Parks & Protected Areas for economic woes
Dec 18, 2016: Low pulp prices hurting the forest economy
Dec 17, 2016: AFR Editorial calls for more honesty about the condition of our forests
Dec 16, 2016: Feeling the heat: Forest Nova Scotia conducts survey
Dec 13, 2016: What’s good for salmon is good for trees in Nova Scotia…and v. versa!
Dec 11, 2016: A skeptical view of NSDNR’s Forest Management Planning Process
Dec 5, 2016: Port Hawkesbury Paper proud of FSC certification audit
Dec 4, 2016: “WoodsCamp brings logging into the 21st Century”
Dec 3, 2016: Authors comment on Nova Scotia forestry
Dec 3, 2016: A welcome change in NSDNR bureaucracy
Nov.30, 2016: Former Keji Science Chair defends Crown land management
Nov 29, 2016: Comment Period Expired
Nov 26, 2016: Company managing 220 private woodlots in NS concerned about exports to USA
Nov 26, 2016: Hefler Forest Products on the block
Nov 24, 2016: Dale Prest: Open Up NS Cape & Trade to accommodate forest carbon capture
Nov 23, 2016: Op-Ed asks “Does DNR employ science to direct harvest planning?”
Nov 23, 2016: Pictou Landing First Nation member wins forestry award
Nov 22, 2016: Intensive management needed on the few acres left…
Nov 20, 2016: Petition seeks to Stop the Clear-Cutting Near Kejimikujik Park
Nov 18, 2016: Cap and Trade could provide major incentive NOT to clearcut
Nov 18, 2016: Clearcutting threatens Mattatal Lake
Nov 14, 2016: Six Talks & Workshops coming up Nov 18-Dec 4, 2016
treesNov 14, 2016: Reassurance that our forest industry is valuable, diverse and sustainable
Nov 14, 2016: Subcontractor charged for clearcutting on Crown land
Nov 11, 2016: Mimicing natural disturbances and sustaining natural ecosystem structure and function in Nova Scotia
Nov 10, 2016: Tree Marking – why not in Nova Scotia?
Nov 9, 2016: The Nova Scotia Forest Nutrient Budget Model surfaces
Nov 9, 2016: Feeling the Heat
Nov 4, 2016: What lichens and lichenologists can and sometimes cannot tell us
Nov 4, 2016: Council of Canadians asks: Is Biomass Energy Sustainable?
Nov 3, 2016: More comments following “Show Us the Science”
Nov 1, 2016: Sterling Belliveau uses FOIPOP to access data on clearcutting of crown land
Nov 1, 2016: Anti-biomass petition tabled in Nova Scotia Legislature
Oct 31, 2016: Show Us the Science: Crossland and Bancroft comment
Oct 29, 2016: The debate warms up: Show us the Science
Oct 28, 2016: Clearcuts in a Nature Reserve
Oct 26, 2016: Keji area clearcut to proceed
Oct 26, 2016: Low oil prices and downturn in the European market affect Scotia Atlantic Biomass debt payment
Oct 24, 2016: How trees talk to each other
Oct 24, 2016: A disturbing level of forest disturbance in the Highlands
Oct 23, 2016: Connecting to Wapane’kati
Oct 16, 2016: “Steep Slope Initiative” could threaten older forest stands
Oct 16, 2016: Glorious Days of October in the “Backlands”
Oct 14, 2016: Softwood lumber trade on the block again
Oct 11, 2016: More options for the private woodlot owners – and our forests
Oct 10, 2016: Thanks – and no thanks – for grey skies on Thanksgiving Monday
Oct 5, 2016: No more illegal logging on Crown Land
Oct 5, 2016: Forest Soundscapes
Oct 2, 2016: Nova Scotia Forests of the Anthropocene: More Youthful and Slender; Winners and Losers; Sunnier Soils Ahead
Sep 29, 2016: The Western Crown Lands: A “Forest Tragedy”
Sep 28, 2016: Working forest & trails go together
Sep 25, 2016: Moncton conference features Non-Timber Forest Products
Sep 24, 2016: Big bucks in forestry but not for room rental
Sep 23, 2016: Climate change will be hard on balsam fir, black spruce
Sep 17, 2016: Hines kicks off Forest Week in NS
Sep 16, 2016: GPI group asks How Much is Our Forest Worth?
Sep 16, 2016: Margaret Miller on Glyphosate: I am glad she is talking to Chief Gloade
Sep 15, 2016: “Forest Bathing” in Nova Scotia
Sep 15, 2016: Natural Resources Minister responds to Harold Alexander
Sep 15, 2016: If ever we needed rain…
Sep 12, 2016: In awe of mature forest in Nova Scotia
Sep 11, 2016: Old Forest Conservation Science Conference Oct 19-21, 2016
Sep 10, 2016: This a.m in the news: Defending clearcuts, Concerns about spraying, and More clearcuts near protected spaces
Sep 10, 2016: CBC Information morning on Forestry Changes
Sep 9, 2016: Digby area foresters look to Finland to address issues in NS forestry
Sep 7, 2016: Feeling the heat
Sep 3, 2016: Evaluation of Glyphosate get’s political in N.S…
Sep 2, 2016: Progress Report did not highlight key priorities in NSDNR Business Plan
Sep 2, 2016: Oldest known Pine Tree fossils are in NS!
Sep 2, 2016: Evaluation of Glyphosate get’s political in N.B…
Sep 2, 2016: Bruce MacInnon on Clearcuts
Sep 1, 2016: “No buyer for idle pellet plant in Middle Musquodoboit”
Aug 31, 2016: Goal to reduce clear-cutting, whole-tree harvesting abandoned: author
Aug 27, 2016: Dubious claim: forest harvests in Nova Scotia are aligned with nature-based requirements
Aug 25, 2016: Woodland spraying on hold, for now
Aug 25, 2016: Member of Steering Panel for Natural Resources Strategy questions government’s commitment
Aug 22, 2016: Celebrating Yellow Birch
Aug 20, 2016: Clearcut proposed near Keji
Aug 20, 2016: EAC: Government kills key forestry commitments
Aug 18, 2016: Spruce Budworm on cue
Aug 17, 2016: The big weasel: NS Liberal version
Aug 17, 2016: Ecologist’s perspective on the Keji-area fires
Aug 17, 2016: Province issues Progress Report on the 2011-2020 Natural Resources Strategy
Aug 16, 2016: Oh Dear, “Europe Aims to Close Loophole on Wood Energy”
Aug 8, 2016: Forest Fire in Medway Communty Forest near Kejimkujik National Park
Aug 7, 2016: Glyphosate battles
Jul 27, 2016: All is well, apparently, with Forest Biomass & Forest Harvesting in NS
Jul 23, 2016: Lumber co. forced to burn logs for NS Power
Jul 20, 2016: First step on a crooked path
Jul 20, 2016: Adapting to climate change in Nova Scotia: Go boreal
Jul 18, 2016: Intervale Travails
Jul 17, 2016: Youngsters inspire
Jul 9, 2016: Opinions– on resetting NS forest policy & protecting woodlands
Jul 9, 2016: What is this hub? Who, exactly, is receiving the money? And why is Emera investing so heavily?
Jul 7, 2016: Bio-based fuels from our forests?
Jul 3, 2016: Forest-Lake links: pollen
Jun 25, 2016: Open Forest Day June 25, 2016: a great event
Jun 25, 2016: National Forestry Database: 88% of NS forest cuts in 2014 were clearcuts
Jun 22, 2016: Globally endangered Boreal Felt Lichen set to decline 50% in 25 years despite conservation efforts