Category Archives: Acadian Forest

Port Hawkesbury Paper responds to concerns about harvesting in the Loon Lake area

I received today PHP’s public response to concerns about harvesting in the Loon Lake area. It is provided below as received (except that the PDF text is converted to WordPress text). We (the public) and PHP (as cited below) are … Continue reading

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Old Acadian forest/salmon watercourse and forested wetland in Halifax-Dartmouth at risk

While loss of old forest habitat associated with extensive clearcutting on short rotations in more rural areas is considered by ecologists to be the #1 threat to forest biodiversity in Nova Scotia, bulldozers in and around the more urban areas … Continue reading

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Rick Howe talks to Bob Bancroft about Nova Scotia DNR cutting Old Growth forest

Bob was interviewed by Rick Howe on the Rick Howe Show this a.m., a followup to the controversy surrounding cutting of purported Old Growth forest in the area of Loon Lake, Guysborough Co. (For some background, view archived posts on … Continue reading

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Loon Lake area harvests: DNR seeks shelter in its Old Forest Policy

The Old Forest policy does not adequately protect Old Forest This is a lengthy post, so I am providing a clickable Table of Contents. In this post: Background The location of the “Danny George Site” DNR on Information Morning DNR on … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forestry in the News…Sat Mar 3, 2018

DNR responds to concerns about cuts in the Loon Lake area; Saunders says using toilet paper makes us all hypocrites While one purpose of the posts on this website is “to serve as a record of events, news and opinions on … Continue reading

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PHP to issue a public response to concerns about harvesting near Loon Lake Nature Reserve

PHP is taking concerns about harvesting on Crown/FSC certified lands in the area of Loon Lake Nature Reserve seriously but we still need some details from PHP about the specific site that Danny George talked about, and from NSDNR about … Continue reading

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More positive news: Cape Breton hardwood initiative

View Creating a Cape Breton brand of top-quality hardwood by Aaron Berwick, Chronicle Herald, Feb 25, 2018 (online; in print on Feb 26) Subtitle: Breton Forest Innovation Co-op aims to raise industry from the ashes Two hardwood flooring manufacturers and … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia’s “Early Intervention Strategy” for spruce budworm 35 years late

Forty odd years after Elizabeth May launched her campaign against budworm spraying in Cape Breton, and approximately 35 years since the last budworm outbreak petered out, we are again looking for a quick fix to stop or slow the next … Continue reading

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Giants of Nova Scotia

Giving some relief to the stream of mostly negative news about forests and forestry in Nova Scotia, Tom Rogers has launched Giants of Nova Scotia to “celebrate the beauty of Nova Scotia’s trees and forest through a 2019 Calendar with all … Continue reading

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Danny George rings the alarm bell (again) on Loon Lake Nova Scotia clearcuts of Old Growth

There is a lot to be explained here, and changed here, as there is just about anywhere that Nova Scotia’s Crown land forests are being harvested. UPDATE Feb 26, 2018: Veteran forester worried we are wasting old growth forest, CBC … Continue reading

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