Category Archives: clearcuts

Finally, some numbers on the cost of High Production Forestry in Nova Scotia 1Aug2021

It seems that over a full rotation, the costs of HPF approach or exceed the profits; Greg Watson asks “who’s going to pay for it, and if it’s the taxpayer, are they willing to foot the bill? “ An article … Continue reading

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Struggles over forestry: the same script & same characters, only different actors and staging in Nova Scotia, B.C. & Europe 6Jul2021

  Forestry issues  tend to be local; we react to what we see in the forests around us. This is especially true in NS which is 75% forested and few areas are very far from our towns and villages and … Continue reading

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All in the name of Ecological Forestry in Nova Scotia… continued 25Jun2021

On Stop Clearcutting Unama’ki (Cape Breton) today:

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All in the name of Ecological Forestry in Nova Scotia 17Jun2021

UPDATE: Comment on Stop Spraying & Clear-Cutting Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia) June 18, 2021: “Our wilderness is disappearing forever with our forestry practices. I am finding when visiting Crown blocks up for “harvest” that even the relatively harmless sounding shelterwood “treatments” … Continue reading

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Plourde: Apply the triad to all of Nova Scotia, make Crown lands the Protected Leg 29May2021

“Now that it has been made abundantly clear that the forestry industry lobby will never allow any new biodiversity regulations on private lands, it is equally clear that our Crown lands are the only option we have, as a province, … Continue reading

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“Somewhere in Nova Scotia” some less-than-exemplary logging practices 13May2021

At least from an ecological perspective they are… ‘Comment from Forest Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Lands and Forestry invited.

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“Finding the Mother Tree” – can it change the way we manage our forests in Nova Scotia? 9May2021?

A remarkable story was published this past week: Finding The Mother Tree: Discovering The Wisdom Of The Forest by Suzanne Simard, 368 pages, Published:May 4, 2021, by Penguin Random House. Listed at $Can $34.95 It’s remarkable in many respects: as … Continue reading

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Is Nova Scotia Lands & Forestry recycling proposed Crown land harvests that were previously rejected? 4May2021

UPDATE, May 13, 2021, from Bev Wigney: LETTER JUST RECEIVED REGARDING THE ROUND HILL RIVER FOREST PARCELS:: Annapolis County Parcels (#AP068726 and #AP099816) ——————- Dear Ms. Bev Wigney, Thank you for using the Harvest Plans Map Viewer to comment on … Continue reading

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Highlighting: “Migrant Songs Of Spring” 5Apr2021

Migrant Songs Of Spring Article by Scott Leslie in the current issue (April/May 2021) of Saltscapes Magazine, available as a sample. He describes with photos and text the “beautiful vagabonds” singing their songs as they rejoice in another Atlantic Spring, … Continue reading

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Five Big Victories of Big Forestry versus the ‘Biodiversity Lobby’ in Nova Scotia, one pending 25Mar2021

Big Forestry has managed to get a taboo on regulating just about anything on private lands in Nova Scotia and to continue to get what it wants from our Crown (public) lands while degrading their ecological and social value. It … Continue reading

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