Category Archives: Acadian Forest

Nova Scotia PI204568 (Pictou Co.) Landscape level High-grading continued, and thinking about alternatives

Apologies, ‘published’ in error while I was drafting it; ‘should be up in a few days.** For info on the site in question (today is last day it’s open for comment on the HPMV), see PI204568 atop Dalhousie Mountain 15Jan2021 … Continue reading

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Landscape-level “Log the best and leave the rest” on Nova Scotia’s Crown land forests 10Jan 2021

Examples from the two most recent Harvest Plan Notifications, one in Queens Co. in SW Nova Scotia and one in the area of the proposed Ingram River Wilderness Area (Halifax Co.)  illustrate how the practice of “log the best and … Continue reading

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A question to the Nova Scotia Liberal Leadership Candidates: How do you plan to align Nova Scotia with the federal Liberal Government’s commitment to 30% Protected Area by 2030? 2Jan 2021

To Randy Delorey, Labi Kousoulis and Iain Rankin, Nova Scotia MLAs and Candidates for leadership of NS Liberal party/Premier of Nova Scotia, to be elected  on February 6, 2021 : I ask you to give some serious thought to this … Continue reading

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“At least 8 arrests have happened in Moose Country” – XR Nova Scotia 15Dec2020

Blockade started on Oct 21 ends 55 days later with arrests & a new campout begins at Grand Parade in Kjipuktuk/Halifax From XR Nova Scotia, circa 4 pm: “At least 8 arrests have happened in Moose Country! These brave forest/moose … Continue reading

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“What the morrow brings”: WestFor applies for injunction to stop Moose Protectors 10Dec2020

Now it is up to God, apparently, to Protect the Mainland Moose and the Moose Protectors – our government is not about to do so.  UPDATE: N.S. judge issues temporary injunction against forestry protest aimed at protecting mainland moose habitat … 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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Clearcutting in Nova Scotia continued…intensive cutting, a new definition of a clearcut, and questions about loggers from out of province and wood going to NB 18Oct2020

Questions begging for answers UPDATE Oct 22, 2020 “Extinction Rebellion Forest Protectors are camped out NOW, and are committed to stopping this clear cut.” Posted on Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology late yesterday Oct 23: Protesters block … Continue reading

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As Hurricane Teddy heads our way, some thoughts about our windblown Nova Scotia forests 21Sep2020

Hurricane Teddy is tracking northward and “is expected to impact Atlantic Canada and the Gulf of St. Lawrence region Tuesday and Wednesday as a “very dangerous” post-tropical storm as it moves through the region, bringing strong winds, heavy rain, storm … Continue reading

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