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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

The optics are not good and a sense of deja vu In a CBC post on Sep 17, 2018 – Nova Scotia ‘serious about reducing’ clear cutting: email, Michael Gorman reported that “Work has started behind the scenes in Nova … Continue reading

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A Reminder: 500 days to go until the closure of Boat Harbour

“…and NP still hasn’t filed for their environmental assessment on a new treatment facility” Some of the Comments on Post GJH: The industrial approval for Northern Pulp also ends on this date. TMD: Clean up the Pictou County Pulp Mill. … Continue reading

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Sep 11, 2018: Forest fires on the upswing in Nova Scotia

Our encouragement of softwoods over hardwoods hasn’t helped Some how or another we have avoided major fires so far this summer, but a few have got out of control recently. They are particularly hazardous after prolonged drought because they will … Continue reading

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While we wait for the government response to the Independent Review, clearcuts on Nova Scotia Crown lands continue unabated

Image at right: As expressed on Woods and Waters Nova Scotia. Here is the Message I received as a subscriber to updates on the Harvest Plan Map Viewer:

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Concerns expressed about cutting into a deer wintering area on Crown land in Upper Vaughan

So… The Review is in. If the recommendations are adopted, this sort of practice would likely end. View Update from Markus Kehoe/WWNS, Sep 13, 2018 ———– From a post  on Woods and Waters Nova Scotia (Facebook page): Time to circle … Continue reading

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Plourde/EAC offer constructive analysis of The Report from the Independent Review and suggest ten things the government should do immediately

Raymond Plourde, Wilderness Coordinator for the Ecology Action Centre has written a lengthy, thoughtful op-ed commenting on the The Report from the Independent Review of Forest Practices in NS. View: OPINION: Lahey forestry report: The good, the bad & the … Continue reading

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Some reservations about The Report on the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia

I have expressed my basic support for the report as a whole, however is not a “free pass” on the whole report. Sooner or later we will have to deal with the reality that two Pulp Mills (perhaps not even … Continue reading

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Questions and comments on WWNS about sustainability of current wood harvesting in Nova Scotia following Report from the Independent Review

For the Record, some recent discussions on Woods and Waters Nova Scotia (Facebook page) are replicated below. These are verbatim copies except that I have replaced full names with initials, which has been my practice when replicating discussions from WWNS. … Continue reading

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New documentary on Hemlock Wooly Adelgid in Nova Scotia

An informative, up-to-date documentary on Hemlock Wooly Adelgid in Nova Scotia has just been released by the Blomidon Field Naturalists. The significance of eastern hemlock in NS and the possible impacts of HWA (aka “hemlock vampires“) are discussed in the … Continue reading

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All quiet on The Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia for now

Overall, I think the people who have been concerned about the State of Nova Scotia’s forests should be happy, very happy, with the Report, and urge MLAs to support the recommendations. The big questions right now: Will there be a … Continue reading

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