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Nova Scotia Forest Technicians Association advocates extension of the Boat Harbour Act

Update Jan 25, 2019: View Department of Lands and Forestry employees are lobbying the government to delay cleanup of Boat Harbour in Halifax Examiner. ———– Posted ~2000 hr Jan 23, 2019 Modified 2300, Jan 23, 2019 From a post on … Continue reading

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Reposting: Readings from Maine: Mitch Lansky on managing forests to increase carbon capture and reduce carbon emissions

The movie Burned is getting a lot of attention these days in Nova Scotia, as it is shown in communities around the province. As a constructive contribution towards the discussions that follow, it seemed appropriate to repost this item, originally … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F maintaining or upping their GIS mapping skills

GIS Administrator (GIS Officer 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(C)) Date: Jan 22, 2019 Apply By: 2/5/2019 Lands and Forestry ‘As the GIS Administrator, you will be responsible for developing, translating and maintaining historical and current data systems to coordinate and link spatial and non … Continue reading

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An inconvenient truth is one very good reason NOT to treat SW Nova Scotia as our province’s “fiber basket”

This a.m. I picked up a soggy letter from L&F containing the Winter 2018 ed. of Woodland Owner, a 4-page newsletter celebrating the Woodland Owner of the Year Awards (of which I am a big fan). Page 4 contained a … Continue reading

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New pages on Nova Scotia Forest Notes and more on the Old Forest Policy “Polygon Problem” 19Jan2019

I have added two new pages (or sets of pages) under the main menu: Social Media Posts and What is Old Growth? Social Media Posts is a listing of newsy or especially informative posts and discussion threads on Social Media … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F Minister Rankin acknowledges the “Polygon Problem” in constructive “meeting” on Social Media 16Jan 2019

An Old Growth stand in Nova Scotia does not necessarily a polygon make There have been several instances recently of citizens recognizing that harvest plans posted on the HPMV include some Old Growth (e.g., Post Dec 18, 2019) this in … Continue reading

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Vote to choose a Nova Scotia Provincial lichen Species

Lichens NS, “where a group of like-minded lichen enthusiasts of varying levels of expertise join together for the facilitation of lichen stewardship in Nova Scotia, where many lichen species are known to be rare or threatened” is holding a poll … Continue reading

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Healthy Forest Coalition thanks Minister Rankin for first steps towards protection of the Ingram River Wilderness Area 14Jan2019

It’s good news for sure, but doesn’t reduce the demand to see changes, à la Lahey Report, in management of all Crown land currently subject to harvest On Healthy Forest Coalition Facebook Page: ML: I hope that this case serves … Continue reading

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Soren Bondrup-Neilsen 13Jan2019: 1% Old Growth will not maintain all the species that depend on older forests

One per cent old-growth forest will not maintain all the species that depend on older forests – well funded Professional Protester Chronicle Herald on-line Opinions- Premium content Jan.11, 2019 Soren Bondrup-Neilsen Published: 18 hours ago . Some extracts from Healthy … Continue reading

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Has a conversation about forestry in Nova Scotia that is needed but difficult and awkward begun?

I am wondering if L&F’s next hire will be an expert in Social Media I have commented recently on L&F Minister Rankin’s participation in Social Media discussion about forestry and lauded that participation. He left quite abruptly when something irked … Continue reading

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