Category Archives: Citizen Science

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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Nova Scotia Annapolis County Council seeks protection for Corbett-Dalhousie Lake Forest as a “Climate Forest” 27May2019

The Annapolis County Council’s letter to the Premier requesting an out from the Westfor deal played a pivotal role in the emergence of the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia which was announced by the Liberal Government just … Continue reading

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iNaturalist keeping an eye on Nova Scotia’s forests 21May2019

Citizen science comes of age in NS forests It didn’t make national or international news, but Halifax did really well in the recent City Nature Challenge (April 26-29, 2019): And… the final results are in: Halifax, we did amazing! 7647 … Continue reading

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