Author Archives: admin

Citizen Scientists discover SAR lichens and a new logging road in proposed protected area 25Nov2022

“A group of citizen scientists in Southwest Nova Scotia are asking the premier to freeze harvests and road-building immediately in the forests surrounding Goldsmith Lake in Annapolis County. “This patch of crown land on the South Mountain inland from Tupperville … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Ind Rev Post-Report, Natural Resources & Renewables, New PC Government | Comments Off on Citizen Scientists discover SAR lichens and a new logging road in proposed protected area 25Nov2022

Nova Scotia Environment looking for planner to lead achievement of 20% Protected Areas 8Nov2022

There has been very little info and essentially no public consultation coming from the government through 2022 in regard to fully implementing the Triad system of forest management by the beginning of 2023 (re: commitment stated in item 10c in … Continue reading

Posted in Triad | Comments Off on Nova Scotia Environment looking for planner to lead achievement of 20% Protected Areas 8Nov2022

NRR’s Peter Bush to talk about Old Growth Forest Policy Thurs. Nov 3, 2022

I just learned about it today, in the course of some correspondence with Peter Bush (Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables Old-Growth Forest Coordinator).  A notice about this talk  was, apparently,  just posted today on the MTRI Facebook … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on NRR’s Peter Bush to talk about Old Growth Forest Policy Thurs. Nov 3, 2022

Nova Scotia Forestry Economic Task Force wants feedback on opportunites, obstacles…7Oct2022

The Online Survey is open until Oct 25, 2022. I did the survey & felt it is well designed and worthwhile doing – if they actually follow up on it. I encourage the Forestry Economic Task Force to publish a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Nova Scotia Forestry Economic Task Force wants feedback on opportunites, obstacles…7Oct2022

On NS TRIAD: What’s left to do to implement the Forest Triad in Nova Scotia by 2023? Plenty 13Jul2022

The recommendation to implement a “Forest Triad” in NS was a central recommendation of the Forest Practices Review (aka the Lahey report, The Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia) tabled on Aug 21, 2018. Under the Liberals (2013-2021) … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on On NS TRIAD: What’s left to do to implement the Forest Triad in Nova Scotia by 2023? Plenty 13Jul2022

Nova Scotia Forest Notes: a record of goings-on in forests and forestry in Nova Scotia 21Jun2016-21Jun2022

This blog/website was created on June 21, 2016;  I stopped updating it on June 21, 2022. As such it provides a record of sorts of goings-on related to forests and forestry in Nova Scotia over that interval. It will be … Continue reading

Posted in About the website | Comments Off on Nova Scotia Forest Notes: a record of goings-on in forests and forestry in Nova Scotia 21Jun2016-21Jun2022

“60% of the Last Hope forest is now completely off-limits to cutting” 21Jun2022

UPDATE – June 29, 2022 Update journalist Linda Pannozzo received from the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables last week – go to the bottom of this post for a cc. – Protesters pack up with a win after camping … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Indigenous Peoples, Wabanaki Forest | Comments Off on “60% of the Last Hope forest is now completely off-limits to cutting” 21Jun2022

Our Wabanaki Forest 21Jun2022

Today, June 21, 2022, we in the northern hemisphere celebrate the summer solstice, as our ancestors have done since prehistoric times. It is also Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day: In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June … Continue reading

Posted in Wabanaki Forest | Comments Off on Our Wabanaki Forest 21Jun2022

On logging of Nova Scotia Crown land parcel AP068499 Beals Meadow : 3. The Depleted Soils 19Jun2022

At the very least, soil samples should be taken at AP068499 Beals Meadow (and other sites on depleted soils the Ecological Matrix being considered for harvest) to assess the current state of the soils… If there are no signs of … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Landscape Level Planning, Natural Resources & Renewables, Wabanaki Forest, WestFor | Comments Off on On logging of Nova Scotia Crown land parcel AP068499 Beals Meadow : 3. The Depleted Soils 19Jun2022

A suite of Nova Scotia Forest & Forestry related presentations 16Jun2022

A suite of Youtube videos of presentations related to Nova Scotia’s forests and forestry given at several recent annual meetings has appeared on Youtube recently. They cover a wide range of topics and perspectives. 1. Videos from 2022 Central Woodland … Continue reading

Posted in Natural History, Natural Resources & Renewables, Social Values, Wabanaki Forest | Comments Off on A suite of Nova Scotia Forest & Forestry related presentations 16Jun2022