Category Archives: Acadian Forest

March 12-13, 2019: Forested Wetlands in Atlantic Canada Concluding Project Workshop

Info about the workshop as received: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia Room 303, Student Union Building, 6136 University Ave. Oral and poster presentations on Tuesday March 12, 9:30-18:30 Discussion and synthesis on Wednesday March 13, 9:00-12:30 Project partners and other … Continue reading

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If an Old Growth stand in Nova Scotia blows down, is it still Old Growth?

My answer, Yes, if the blowdown is not removed (e.g. as a salvage harvest) Posted Feb 4, 2019 Minor modifications Feb 6, 2019 The reasoning It seems that it has been quite normal to have periodic blowdown of smaller to larger … Continue reading

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Soren Bondrup-Neilsen 13Jan2019: 1% Old Growth will not maintain all the species that depend on older forests

One per cent old-growth forest will not maintain all the species that depend on older forests – well funded Professional Protester Chronicle Herald on-line Opinions- Premium content Jan.11, 2019 Soren Bondrup-Neilsen Published: 18 hours ago . Some extracts from Healthy … Continue reading

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Follow-up on The Mistake (Corbett/Dalhousie cut): letter from Annapolis naturalist to Nova Scotia Premier and others

“I ask that all of you give consideration to the future of this forest. Is it really worth destroying one of our exceedingly few remaining “old forests” – a stand of 21.5 hectares – in order to make a few … Continue reading

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WestFor/Nova Scotia L&F’s 19 meter “Road to Nowhere”

A discovery by the Annapolis Co. Nova Scotia folks that harvesting on Crown lands proposed for harvest had, apparently, already begun, preceded by construction of some pretty massive roads including a 19 meter “Road to Nowhere” -Update Dec 31, 2018: … Continue reading

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Ongoing discussion on social media about forests and forestry in Nova Scotia # 1

On coming to terms with a finite land base The social media – mostly on Facebook public group pages – is beginning to light up with some healthy discussion of forests and forestry in Nova Scotia. One drawback to much … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F Minister Iain Rankin joins social media discussion about further cuts of Old Growth

This is progress of some sort. At least the Minister is communicating more openly with the public than his recent predecessors, so he is hearing from the mice out there and yonder and not only the Big Cats in his … Continue reading

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Tax incentives proposed for private woodlot owners in Nova Scotia

L&F has received a proposal and is considering it. Let’s hope the decisions are not made in the back rooms… that a proposal is released and vetted by the public, modified in response, and that the final scheme can be … Continue reading

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Crown land forest harvest proposed for Hardwood Hill (Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia) nixed

It’s been a rare occurrence that a proposed harvest is completely withdrawn, but here’s one to celebrate; unfortunately it was followed almost immediately by another proposed harvest likely to cause a lot of stress As announced on Annapolis Royal & … Continue reading

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The Nova Scotia Government responds to The Lahey Report

The extension of forestry licensing agreements by one year, given what’s going on and Minister’s recent defence of it, is not a good sign. ——— ADDENDUM (Dec 4, 2018) Comments from CBC Report ——— Three documents of 10 pages in … Continue reading

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