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Nova Scotia Premier on forestry, Boat Harbour, a “neutral shade of grey”

The Chronicle Herald has been somewhat quiet on the forestry front for a few days, perhaps to give a little space for their coverage of the Premier’s views on all things. Videos from a lengthy CH editorial team sit-down with … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia forests and forestry are in the news and cameras lenses as the Independent Review moves into Phase 2

About mines, pulp effluent, hemlock vampires, the state of the forest, land protection and the Independent Review deliberations Sometimes my attempt to provide a “record of events, news and opinions on the subject of forests and forestry in Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..Dec 13, 2017

Einar Christensen offers “A hierarchy of sustainable forestry” & wonders about the make-up of DNR’s Science Advisory Committee Einar Christensen appears to have been following forestry issues for a while. Writing an Op-ed in the Chronicle Herald (OPINION: A hierarchy … Continue reading

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Mining Association of Nova Scotia’s continues its aggressive campaign to undermine our protected areas

Are all protected areas ecologically unique? So asks MANS presenting a host of photos of clearcuts in protected areas as evidence that protected areas ar not special and should be opened up for mining. Their photo evidence is quite a … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia forests are not the only ones over-harvested, but are likely the most over-harvested in Canada

Four items in Tree Frog Forestry News today (Dec 11th, 2017) illustrate that concerns about over-harvesting of forests are hardly restricted to Nova Scotia. LETTER: Timber companies have had their day in the sun From reader Nick Chatten in BC … Continue reading

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Scott Leslie’s clear-cut photos of Nova Scotia clearcuts

A picture is [sometimes] worth a thousand words; this is one of those times Scott Leslie, a renowned Nova Scotia author and nature/wildlife photographer, was the guest speaker at the Thursday Dec 7, 2017 meeting of the Halifax Field Naturalists … Continue reading

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Northern Pulp open house sessions & apparent behind-the-scenes-tactics apparently not working for them

It seems to come down to no pipe, no plant. UPDATE Dec 12, 2017: DeMONT: Journalist, miners shabbily treated by big business by John Demont in the Chronicle Herald, Dec 12, 2017. & in the same issue of the CH, … Continue reading

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Increasing carbon capture & storage should not be complicated for Nova Scotia

A letter in Voice of the People from Helga Guderley reminds us of Nova Scotia’s greatest assets for removing carbon from the atmosphere: …the best technology for reducing atmospheric CO2 was invented long ago. Trees, grasses, marine and terrestrial plants … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..7Dec2017: an appeal for co-existence of forestry, fisheries, agriculture and tourism

Like many Nova Scotians, an employee of Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation who felt compelled to write a letter to newspaper about the effluent issue has connections to forestry fishing and farming. I’ve lived, gone to school, worked and volunteered … Continue reading

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Halifax trees remember the explosion

I sometimes think there are more big trees per hecare in Halifax than there are in most of rural Nova Scotia. Many are over 100 years old, some well over 200. So I guess it’s not surprising that some of … Continue reading

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