Category Archives: Acadian Forest

Fires in the Amazonian and Boreal Forests: more reason to increase carbon storage in our Acadian forest by “proforestation” 26Aug2019

It’s so convenient, sometimes,  to point the finger elsewhere. Recently  I read that “Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron agree: Amazon wildfires are an ‘international crisis’ (Global News, Aug 22, 2019) Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest – the … Continue reading

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“Re: Imminent violations of the Migratory Birds Convention Act in Shelburne County, NS” 23July2019

UPDATE July 24, 2019: An article in http://www.southcoasttoday.ca provides a little more context, e.g. “Letters ignored “I wrote to Minister Rankin in May highlighting the section of the Migratory Birds Convention Act relating to disturbance and harm of breeding birds, … Continue reading

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Logging one-tree-at-a-time in Nova Scotia 18July2019

“I’ve got grandchildren. I have come from five generations of guides, hunting and guiding in East Camp and we rely on the forest and we always will in one shape or form and if nothing else, then to create the … Continue reading

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Scott Leslie’s “backgrounder” video on the Corbett-Lake Old Growth Forest, Little Brown Bat added to SAR residents 17July 2019

After viewing Scott Leslie’s Video, I had one big question: What DOES it take for a site to be protected as Old Growth in Nova Scotia? CONTENTS – THE VIDEO – THE LITTLE BROWN BAT – WHAT IT’S ABOUT – … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia’s Old Growth Ground Zero: the Corbett Lake Old Hardwood Forest 17July2019

The Corbett Lake Old Hardwood Forest in Annapolis Co. is essentially Ground Zero in the struggle to save Nova Scotia’s Old Growth in 2019 Over the last 2 years  there have been several instances in which a block of Crown … Continue reading

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L&F to report on progress on Lahey Recommendations June 25, critiques by HFC and Annapolis Ecology Group 24Jun2019

Whether and How L&F responds to these critiques  and actively engages all Nova Scotians going forward will be telling On May 30, 2019, an e-mail went out from Lands & Forestry to 150+ people inviting recipients to “Hold the Date for an … Continue reading

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Logging at Nova Scotia’s Corbett-Dalhousie Lakes Crown land delayed by company doing the cut to respect Migratory Bird Convention Act 11Jun2019

UPDATE June 12, 2019: My report of yesterday (below) is likely not completely accurate. On CBC AM this morning (7:20 am June 12, 2019) : WestFor’s Marcus Zwicker says all across Canada, logging continues though nesting seasons; especially those on … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Annapolis County Council seeks protection for Corbett-Dalhousie Lake Forest as a “Climate Forest” 27May2019

The Annapolis County Council’s letter to the Premier requesting an out from the Westfor deal played a pivotal role in the emergence of the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia which was announced by the Liberal Government just … Continue reading

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Annapolis Co. group finds fresh stump of 138 yr old tree in Corbett-Dalhousie Lakes Forest, but it’s not Old Growth says L&F 6May2019

UPDATE May 27, 2019: The 35% Question (Facebook Post) “Last Thursday, I received a reply from Forestry Maps (no human name attached to the email) answering some questions I had posed to them over the previous weeks. One answer in … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forestry Maps/L&F respond to concerns about South Mountain cuts & now L&F, not the licensee, address comments sent to the HPMV 1May2019

But, what seemed positive news turned out to contain some very sour grapes (New content added 8: 15 pm) UPDATE May 3, 2019 Bev Wigney requests “a map showing all of the parcels in Annapolis County that were granted approval … Continue reading

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