Category Archives: Citizen Science

From the Netherlands Re: Harvest Plan AP068499: Beal’s Brook, Nova Scotia 6Jan2022

I saw this letter from Sandy Martin, a Nova Scotian currently living in the Netherlands, posted on Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology (Public Group Facebook Page) and messaged Sandy to ask if I could post it, also … Continue reading

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More comments on the draft Nova Scotia Old Growth Forest Policy: On What was seen at Squirreltown Road 8Dec2021

This item was posted today on the Facebook page for the Healthy Forest Coalition REPORT ON WHAT WAS SEEN AT SQUIRRELTOWN ROAD & RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE OLD GROWTH FOREST POLICY Given the achievement of 8 % old growth forests or … Continue reading

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Comments on the draft Nova Scotia Old Growth Forest Policy: Annapolis Ecology Group founder Bev Wigney 7Dec2021

Received from Bev Wigney, this a.m. My comments: 1.) Determination of, protection of, and oversight of Old Growth Forest stands should be removed from the control of the Dept of Natural Resources and Renewables and moved to the control of … Continue reading

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Comments on the draft Nova Scotia Old Growth Forest Policy: Nina Newington from tent in storm 7Dec2021

Received from Nina Newington in an e-mail dated 5.40 a.m. Dec 7, 2021 (bolding inserted): Done in haste from tent in storm but done… Old Growth Forest Policy Comment by Nina Newington Little time was allowed for comment on this … 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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Addie & Fred Campaigne on the revised Silvicultural Guide for Nova Scotia: Carbon-based silviculture is paramount 12Feb2021

And a lot else Just under a year ago I needed some inspiration to comment on the High Production Forestry Discussion Paper, and it came from Addie and Fred Campaigne who had posted their thoughtful comments on a social media … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia’s Mainland Moose: “We are still here. Let us Be.” 8Nov2020

Some  pics of this magnificent animal in Cumberland Co. & a racap of its challenging recent history We are hearing a lot about the Mainland Moose recently,  but they are elusive and wary of humans and probably well less than … Continue reading

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“Re: Imminent violations of the Migratory Birds Convention Act in Shelburne County, NS” 23July2019

UPDATE July 24, 2019: An article in http://www.southcoasttoday.ca provides a little more context, e.g. “Letters ignored “I wrote to Minister Rankin in May highlighting the section of the Migratory Birds Convention Act relating to disturbance and harm of breeding birds, … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia’s Old Growth Ground Zero: the Corbett Lake Old Hardwood Forest 17July2019

The Corbett Lake Old Hardwood Forest in Annapolis Co. is essentially Ground Zero in the struggle to save Nova Scotia’s Old Growth in 2019 Over the last 2 years  there have been several instances in which a block of Crown … Continue reading

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L&F to report on progress on Lahey Recommendations June 25, critiques by HFC and Annapolis Ecology Group 24Jun2019

Whether and How L&F responds to these critiques  and actively engages all Nova Scotians going forward will be telling On May 30, 2019, an e-mail went out from Lands & Forestry to 150+ people inviting recipients to “Hold the Date for an … Continue reading

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