Category Archives: clearcuts

School Strike 4 Climate in Nova Scotia May 3, Shelburne students also target local clearcutting 2May2019

UPDATE May 7, 2019 – Climate change makes teens fear for the future (CBC Info AM Podcast) UPDATE May 3, 2019 – Students across Maritimes march to join Youth Strike 4 Climate CTV News May 3, 2019 – Youth march … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forestry Maps/L&F respond to concerns about South Mountain cuts & now L&F, not the licensee, address comments sent to the HPMV 1May2019

But, what seemed positive news turned out to contain some very sour grapes (New content added 8: 15 pm) UPDATE May 3, 2019 Bev Wigney requests “a map showing all of the parcels in Annapolis County that were granted approval … Continue reading

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When the neighbours decide to clearcut in Nova Scotia 25 Mar2019

Good will works in many situations to reduce impacts of clearcuts on a neighbour’s land and does not work in many situations. It  currently takes more than proximity to neighbours who value the lands around them to stop or substantially … Continue reading

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XR Nova Scotia gets its message about forest biomass to Emera/NSP execs 15Apr2019

UPDATE – For a Valley Perspective on the Day, see ‘Train wreck coming’ – Activists push for more media coverage, more action on climate change Lawrence Powell for the Cape Breton Post, Apr 16, 2019 —————————- Close to 100 participants, … Continue reading

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A letter to Information Morning (Nova Scotia) 22Mar2019

“And what of nesting owls?”, asks Bev Wigney. “It’s nesting season for them right now, and yet the logging crews are already back in the woods” From Naturalist Bev Wigney on Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology (Public … Continue reading

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Time for Nova Scotia Government to come clean on forest bioenergy feedstocks 19Mar2019

The film Burned that is making the rounds in NS and elsewhere is NOT about forest bioenergy facilities for which most of the feedstocks are genuine wood processing wastes. It’s about forest bioenergy facilities for which most of the feedstocks … Continue reading

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Pannozzo on why big Nova Scotia sawmills’ are so supportive of pulp&paper/clearcutting 17Mar2019

In a superb piece of investigative journalism, Linda Pannozzo has answered a question I have long wondered about: why are the larger sawmills in NS so supportive of Industrial Forestry/clearcutting when it seems clear that in the longer run those … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F Minister Rankin: “clearcut is just a layman term” 14Mar2019

And Mr. Rankin, what exactly is wrong with language for the laypeople? From Lands And Forestry Reverses Some Changes To Harvest Plan Map Viewer Brittany Wentzell for www.ckbw.ca, Mar 12, 2019: …Some also criticized the removal of the term clearcut … Continue reading

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“An event that saddened and angered me”, Minister Rankin/Nova Scotia L&F please follow up 10Mar2019

Posted on Healthy Forest Coalition late last night: HD: I am not one to write on this site but today I have to describe an event that saddened and angered me. On a trip north through the Margaree Valley this … Continue reading

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“When is a Clearcut still a Clearcut?” in Nova Scotia 26Feb2019

Posted Feb 26, 2019 Modified Feb 27, 2019 It appears that L&F selected parameters for its Variable Retention Harvests to emphasize harvesting over ecological values. The Interim Retention Guidelines document that L&F released as a key component of its initial … Continue reading

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