Category Archives: Acadian Forest

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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Against Glyphosate: A Lawrence Powell Video produced for Nova Scotia’s Annapolis County 16Sep2020

UPDATE Sep 17, 2020: Herbicide spraying cancelled again in Nova Scotia due to protests Emma Smith · CBC News “Province says 377 hectares of woodland in Annapolis County won’t be sprayed this year” ————- Lawrence Powell: “I visited the Eel … Continue reading

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The Nova Scotia Forest “Disturbance Paper” is out, also a paper on Borealization of the Acadian forest 31Aug2020

While most of the L&F’s priority Projects addressing the Lahey recommendations appear to have lagged well behind the initial schedules posted on June 25, 2019, at least one clearly has not: the Natural Disturbance Regimes Project. From the June 25, … Continue reading

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Medway Community Forest Co-op posts detailed plans for its proposed harvests/management of Crown land blocks 31Aug2020

Complete with photographs and detailed maps. View Harvest Blocks Open for Comment – August 2020 I guess the question could be asked, why is such info not routinely made available for all proposed harvests of our Crown lands, paid for … Continue reading

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Some good news about forests in Nova Scotia for a change 25Aug2020

Update Aug 29, 2020: Olga Comeau, Organizer for the Protected Community Forest announced “We did it!! Thanks to everyone near and far that helped us spread the word about our fundraiser to save a forest.” Also, “The land is taxable … Continue reading

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I rented a cottage for a month in the wilds of Nova Scotia, just south of Kejimkujik Park… it seemed that everywhere I went I witnessed extreme devastation to our land…clear cutting everywhere

So Said JFS on Stop Spraying & Clear-Cutting Nova Scotia (Public Facebook group), today (Aug 22, 2020). Here is the full statement: I rented a cottage for a month in the wilds of Nova Scotia, just south of Kejimkujik Park. … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F’s response to the Lahey recommendations has been to “Talk and Log, Study and Log, Research and Consider Policy Changes but Continue to Log” 14Aug2020

So said Raymond Plourde on Information Morning in the second of two interviews with Nova Scotians discussing NS forestry as we approach the second anniversary of Lahey report. Plourde says it’s feeling more and more like the response (or lack … Continue reading

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Two years after the Lahey Report, Nova Scotians are increasingly “saddened, frustrated and angry at what they see in the woods” 13Aug2020

Just prior to the last provincial election, the Liberals promised an ‘Independent Review of Forestry in NS’ in response to ever more vocal and widespread discontent with extensive  clearcutting in NS. The Liberals won the election and asked Prof William … Continue reading

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Dale Prest to give MCFC webinar on Fighting Climate Change with Forests on Wed Aug 5, more in the series and view those already given 29July2020

Update Aug 6, 2020: A video archive of Dale’s presentation is available at https://youtu.be/bAJDBB4mWo0 ————————– Coming up next week: Intro to the Forest Series: Fighting Climate Change with Forests – how do we get there? by Dale Prest. Wednesday, August … Continue reading

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Ornithologist talks about Migratory Birds and Forestry in Nova Scotia 15Jul2020

I hope that Prof. Staicer’s presentation is widely viewed – and assimilated There is a lot of info about birds that is well known to birdwatchers when you talk to them, but is often hard to access or to fully … Continue reading

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