Category Archives: Acadian Forest

Annapolis Co. warden says municipalities should have a say in forestry practices in Nova Scotia

Why not? Ontario passed legislation enabling municipalities to pass Tree Bylaws in 1946! In early March, Annapolis County council sent a letter to Premier McNeil (also the MLA for the area) requesting that the county be excluded from the impending … Continue reading

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Producer of “re-invented maple syrup” gets Nova Scotia Exporter of the Year Award

Premier McNeil gave the Nova Scotia Exporter of the Year Award to Hutchinson’s Maple Products in a ceremony at Pier 21 yesterday. It could hardly be a more Nova Scotian story. Chris & Anna Hutchinson grew up on farms in … Continue reading

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Who is appointed Minister of Natural Resources will provide the first sign of what’s up post election for forestry and forests in Nova Scotia

The Liberals mustered a narrow majority in the May 30, 2017 election, so they will again be in the driver’s seat. My immediate question: who will be the Minister of Natural Resources? The answer will provide the first sign of … Continue reading

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The Rhodora

On Being Asked, Whence Is the Flower? In May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish brook. The purple … Continue reading

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Gully Lake error & correction clarified, but not completely fixed?

Three blocks close to the Gully Lake Wilderness Area were initially identified as proposed clearcuts when they were posted on the Harvest Map Viwer on May 12, 2017. This caught the attention of Chris Miller, a national conservation biologist with … Continue reading

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Protected Areas in Nova Scotia help to mitigate climate change, clearcuts do not.

A modelling study shows that Protected Areas increase carbon storage, clearcuts reduce carbon storage A paper by Robert Cameron of NSE and Peter Bush of NSDNR, published last year, suggests 112 million tonnes of carbon is sequestered (stored) in existing … Continue reading

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CBC Mainstreet on clearcutting near Gully Lake Wilderness Area

On CBC Mainstreet yesterday afternoon, CBC host Bob Murphy interviewed Raymond Plourde (Wilderness Coordinator for the Ecology Action Centre) and Karen Beazley (Professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University) about the effects of clearcutting close … Continue reading

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More cutting near Nova Scotia Protected Areas…now Loon Lake Nature Reserve

Just earlier today I made a post about proposed clearcutting close to Gully lake Wilderness Area which was highlighted in an article in the Truro Daily News yesterday. Also today I received notice about the next set of proposed harvests … Continue reading

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Are biofuels from Nova Scotia forests good for the environment? Show us the science!

A recent opinion piece in the LocalXpress by Rod Badcock of BioApplied Innovation Pathways extols the potential benefits of a high-tech “bioeconomy” for Nova Scotia. He cites Cellufuel in Brooklyn N.S, as “forging a new innovative path, developing a renewable … Continue reading

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Re-commit to the Natural Resources Strategy & regulate clearcutting says EAC

Regulation of clearcutting is one of four Green Priorities the Ecology Action Centre has identified for the next Nova Scotia Government to implement (Nova Scotia will elect a new government on May 30, 2017): Nova Scotia needs to regulate clearcutting … Continue reading

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