Category Archives: Acadian Forest

Highlighting: “Migrant Songs Of Spring” 5Apr2021

Migrant Songs Of Spring Article by Scott Leslie in the current issue (April/May 2021) of Saltscapes Magazine, available as a sample. He describes with photos and text the “beautiful vagabonds” singing their songs as they rejoice in another Atlantic Spring, … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forest Notes taking a break 25 Mar 2021

‘I expect NSFN to re-emerge with a different focus. ‘Dunno when. For the time being, the current content (June 21, 2016 to Mar 25, 2021)  will remain posted; it  is also  archived on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Mar 29, … Continue reading

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Comment on the revised SGEM for Nova Scotia: an inconvenient truth about our soils 16Feb2021

Soils over more than 50% of the forested landscape in Nova Scotia simply need time to recover if we are ever to achieve truly sustainable harvesting, and to conserve and restore forest and aquatic biodiversity. At a minimum, we need … Continue reading

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Bev Wigney on the revised SGEM for Nova Scotia: perspectives of a naturalist 15Feb2021

Bev Wigney is first and foremost a naturalist. She founded the Facebook Group Annapolis Royal and Area – Environment & Ecology in the fall of 2018, primarily to promote  natural history observation in the Annapolis area. She and others  became … Continue reading

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Nina Newington on the revised SGEM for Nova Scotia: some big improvements and some trap doors 15Feb2021

Nina’s comments are another example of Nova Scotians taking the time to carefully examine proposed changes  in forest management on our Crown lands in response to the Lahey Report and to offer thoughtful, constructive suggestions on how to improve them.  … Continue reading

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Addie & Fred Campaigne on the revised Silvicultural Guide for Nova Scotia: Carbon-based silviculture is paramount 12Feb2021

And a lot else Just under a year ago I needed some inspiration to comment on the High Production Forestry Discussion Paper, and it came from Addie and Fred Campaigne who had posted their thoughtful comments on a social media … Continue reading

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Nina Newington Notes from Court #2 — the Illusion of Consent, February 5th, 2021

Nina Newington’s post on Extinction rebellion Nova Scotia (Public Facebook Page) today: “Background: I spent the day in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court on January 26th, observing WestFor’s application to extend the temporary injunction they were granted in December against … Continue reading

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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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