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Irregular Shelterwood harvests still largely experimental on Crown lands 2+ years post Lahey Report 26Nov2020

Irregular Shelterwood silviculture figured prominently in the the Lahey Report as practices that should be adopted in NS (also in the 2010 Natural Resources Strategy). Yet 2+ years after the Lahey Report was submitted, this prescription remains a minor and … Continue reading

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Nature Nova Scotia launches petition to halt clearcutting in area of SW Nova Scotia where Mainland Moose occur 24Nov2020

The petition to Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry was initiated by Nature Nova Scotia, the organization that led the legally successful lawsuit to require L&F to enforce the Endangered Species Act. It seems L&F is still stonewalling. In … Continue reading

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Bob Bancroft on the Sad Plain Truth about Nova Scotia L&F ‘s management of our Endangered Mainland Moose 19Oct2020

Thus letter from Bob Bancroft was shared on Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology Nov 18, 2020 LETTER::: This is a letter from Bob Bancroft – biologist and president of Nature Nova Scotia – to Bob Petrie, Director … Continue reading

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It seems L&F’s response to just about everything is ignore, study some more, hire some more & keep on logging 16Nov2020

With still no response from L&F to the protests over logging in Mainland Moose Country, the Naturalists’ legally successful lawsuit not withstanding, I read this am that L&F is now looking for a Resource Analyst – Wildlife Biodiversity Modeler (Biologist … Continue reading

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On tree-planting in Nova Scotia & “Why I created Halifax Trails” 13Nov2020

& On some of the many benefits to be had and to celebrate from not clearcutting our forests and not mindlessly expanding our urban footprints Posted on Halifax Trails Public Facebook Group, Nov 9, 2020:

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Nova Scotia Lands & Forestry seeking new Manager, Forest Management Planning12Nov2020

An ad was posted on Tuesday Nov 10, 2020 for Manager, Forest Management Planning at NS Lands & Forestry. From the Advert: Primary Accountabilities You will manage the administration and operations that support decision making and policy development of the … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia’s Mainland Moose: “We are still here. Let us Be.” 8Nov2020

Some  pics of this magnificent animal in Cumberland Co. & a racap of its challenging recent history We are hearing a lot about the Mainland Moose recently,  but they are elusive and wary of humans and probably well less than … Continue reading

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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

From the HFC Press Release (bolding inserted): Nov. 3, 2020 CLEARCUTTING MUST STOP – HEALTHY FOREST COALITION ALARMED BY ‘CUTTING FRENZY’ Convinced that the government has abandoned its commitment to implement the recommendations of the Independent Review of Forest Practices, … Continue reading

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Healthy Forest Coalition’s three recommendations to protect Mainland Moose in SW Nova Scotia 25Oct2020

UPDATE, OCT 27, 2020: Checking in with the blockade for mainland moose (audio) CBC Info AM, OCT 27, 2020 ————- From Mike Lancaster on The Healthy Forest Coalition Facebook Page, Oct 23, 2020 This move to clearcut this crucial connective … Continue reading

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Bancroft on the state of our forests (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) 24Oct2020

For a superb overview of the state of our forests in N.S. and N.B., view this video just released on YouTube by  N.B. Media Co-op: *It can be viewed with or without subtitles – to change the current setting, click … Continue reading

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