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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 as they unfold, beginning on June 21, 2016. It’s been busier than I had anticipated. Undoubtedly some newsworthy items have been missed.

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: nsforestnotes.ca 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, continued..in 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