Category Archives: Biophilia

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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Affairs in an old forest

The physical intimacy of yellow birch and hemlock often observed in old Acadian forest is more than a coincidence In a post on this website last summer, Summer Solstice reflections (June 23, 2017), I commented on “the intimate proximity of … Continue reading

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Winter splendour in a forested Nova Scotia landscape

There is a wonderful piece of mixed Acadian forest on drumlins by Sandy Lake, close to the neck of the Chebucto Peninsula on the Bedford Basin side. The forested landscape goes right through to the Sackville River floodplain and includes … Continue reading

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Two journeys in Nova Scotia forests

Each generation must make their own journey through a thick terrain. How ever we get lost along the way, let us rejoice in the healing steps that follow. I hope we all continue to gather at the edge of the … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..continued 18Nov2016: Two Perspectives

#1 Stacie Carroll, “a silviculturist, small woodlot owner, food forest farmer and the executive director of the Federation of Nova Scotia Woodland Owners” follows V.T. in blasting the Healthy Forest Coalition and the recent Forest Funeral event in particular: “As … Continue reading

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Nova Scotian families contribute ecologically valuable land for protection by NS Nature Trust

The Summer and Fall 2017 edition of Landlines, the newsletter for the Nova Scotia Nature Trust, highlights recent contributions of land by several Nova Scotia families for protection by NSNT. From Landlines: An Earth Day Gift: A New Freshwater Refuge … Continue reading

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The legacy of Nova Scotia’s Tobeatic wilderness

Naturalist Alain Belliveau has been concerned about harvesting in the Tobeatic Wildlife Management Area and realized that few people know what the Sanctuary / Wildlife Management Area is all about, so wrote an essay about it. Alain appeals to Nova … Continue reading

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Words, rhythms and songs of the Forest Funeral at Province House, Nova Scotia, Oct 19, 2017

In case you missed it… About 600 souls participated in a Forest Funeral on Thursday afternoon, assembling in the Grand Parade Square and proceeding to Province House, the air filled with the solemn notes of a Funeral March played on … Continue reading

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A day of mourning for Nova Scotia’s forests & wildlife

In an op-ed, Donna Crossland of the Healthy Forest Coalition writes about the losses being mourned at the “Forest Funeral” taking place today in Halifax. When bobcat and fisher lose their homes through clearcutting, seldom can they move elsewhere to … Continue reading

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