Category Archives: Acadian Forest

On the draft Nova Scotia Old Growth Forest Policy: Some of what others are saying 6Dec2021

From Nature Nova Scotia, Dec 1, 2021: Naturalists Respond to Draft Old Forest Policy The Nova Scotia government released the draft “Old-Growth Forest Policy for Nova Scotia” last month, asking Nova Scotians to give their feedback on proposed updates. This … Continue reading

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Comment 2 on the draft Nova Scotia Old Growth Forest Policy: on the significance of historic blowdowns and Pit and Mound topography 5Dec2021

SUMMARY There are many old forest stands in NS that developed following blowdown of Old Growth in the Saxby Gale (1869) and the Nova Scotia storm (1871) and thus have mximum possible ages today circa 140 years, the age proposed … Continue reading

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The draft Nova Scotia Old Growth Forest Policy is weak on conservation of old forest species 1Dec2021

Curiously, in the new policy document , conservation of old forest biodiversity is not explicitly cited in the text as a goal, while it is an explicit goal in the existing (2012) policy. In practice,  both  the 2012  policy and … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia NRR: “DYK the Old Forest Policy protects the oldest tree in the Maritimes?” 15Nov2021

Thanks to WR for forwarding this NRR Twitter post of Nov 9, 2021 which reads: DYK the Old Forest Policy protects the oldest tree in the Maritimes? This 532-year old Eastern hemlock was discovered when we were collecting samples in … Continue reading

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Movement on implementing Lahey: public consultation on Nova Scotia’s “Old-Growth Forest Policy” announced 9 Nov2021

UPDATE NOV 10, 2021: N.S. drafts updated old-growth forest policy, advocates say it doesn’t go far enough Taryn Grant · CBC News, NOV. 9, 2021 “”They made the house a little prettier and tidier. But the foundation is still cracked … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Healthy Forest Coalition calls for Immediate Halt to Logging Operations in Moose Habitat at Rocky Point Lake 29Oct2021

Received today (Oct 29, 2021) from HFC: The HFC Demands Immediate Halt to Logging Operations in Moose Habitat at Rocky Point LakeLogging has begun near Rocky Point Lake in the New France area of Digby County. Over six hundred and … Continue reading

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“I am so sorry Forest, I am so sorry Moose… We need to stop this. Now.” – Nina Newington 29Oct2021

Nina Newington (Oct 25, 2021) I am so sorry forest I am so sorry Moose I am so sorry Planet We tried to protect you This beautiful forest That was the home of endangered moose This, this is what our … Continue reading

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Ecologically oriented forestry/small private wood lots in Nova Scotia get a boost 19Oct2021

Finally some good news – if very modest from a financial perspective – for Ecological Forestry in Nova Scotia. From Forestry trust fund doles out $12.4M to 2 projects by Michael Gorman for CBC News Oct 18, 2021: The Family … Continue reading

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“Calling all Hemlock Heroes to Sporting Lake Nature Reserve” Oct 4th-22nd, 2021

Received today: YOU may wish to join volunteers to save old growth hemlocks from certain death from Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) infestations at Sporting Lake Nature Reserve located inside the Tobeatic Wilderness Area.

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How important is Big Forestry to the Nova Scotia economy? 6Sep2021

An ad by Forest NS in Saturday’s Chronicle Herald prompted me to check some stats. Forestry’s role in Nova Scotia’s economy is far from enough, it would appear, to justify further subsidy of Big Forestry by allowing our most productive … Continue reading

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