Category Archives: clearcuts

Irregular Shelterwood harvests still largely experimental on Crown lands 2+ years post Lahey Report 26Nov2020

Irregular Shelterwood silviculture figured prominently in the the Lahey Report as practices that should be adopted in NS (also in the 2010 Natural Resources Strategy). Yet 2+ years after the Lahey Report was submitted, this prescription remains a minor and … Continue reading

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Nature Nova Scotia launches petition to halt clearcutting in area of SW Nova Scotia where Mainland Moose occur 24Nov2020

The petition to Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry was initiated by Nature Nova Scotia, the organization that led the legally successful lawsuit to require L&F to enforce the Endangered Species Act. It seems L&F is still stonewalling. In … Continue reading

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On tree-planting in Nova Scotia & “Why I created Halifax Trails” 13Nov2020

& On some of the many benefits to be had and to celebrate from not clearcutting our forests and not mindlessly expanding our urban footprints Posted on Halifax Trails Public Facebook Group, Nov 9, 2020:

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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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Nova Scotia Healthy Forest Coalition alarmed by ‘cutting frenzy’ on Crown lands & calls for moratorium on all even-aged management cuts until Lahey’s recommendations are implemented 5Nov2020

From the HFC Press Release (bolding inserted): Nov. 3, 2020 CLEARCUTTING MUST STOP – HEALTHY FOREST COALITION ALARMED BY ‘CUTTING FRENZY’ Convinced that the government has abandoned its commitment to implement the recommendations of the Independent Review of Forest Practices, … Continue reading

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Bancroft on the state of our forests (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) 24Oct2020

For a superb overview of the state of our forests in N.S. and N.B., view this video just released on YouTube by  N.B. Media Co-op: *It can be viewed with or without subtitles – to change the current setting, click … Continue reading

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Clearcutting in Nova Scotia continued…intensive cutting, a new definition of a clearcut, and questions about loggers from out of province and wood going to NB 18Oct2020

Questions begging for answers UPDATE Oct 22, 2020 “Extinction Rebellion Forest Protectors are camped out NOW, and are committed to stopping this clear cut.” Posted on Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology late yesterday Oct 23: Protesters block … Continue reading

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Plourde urges Premier to reset the agenda on nature for Nova Scotia 13Oct2020

Raymond Plourde says that we can move to 14% protected with a stroke of the Premier’s pen. Then it’s time to go further. A spate of recent local or locally relevant news  underscores a basic conflict that confronts many jurisdictions … Continue reading

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“NO further spraying of aerial herbicide on private land in Nova Scotia this fall” 26Sep2020

It seems the social license to spray NS forests has expired On Don’t Spray Us – Nova Scotia Action (Facebook Events Page) Hants/Lunenburg County UPDATE Fri Sep 25, 2020, ~4pm by Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia Good news for this season; … Continue reading

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Ken Gray: the province/WestFor is competing directly with the small loggers in SW Nova Scotia 18Sep2020

As well as addressing widespread concerns about the extent and intensity (clearcutting) of logging in Nova Scotia, the Independent Review of Forest Practices in NS, aka, The Lahey Report, was tasked to “Evaluate market access for private forest owners, particularly … Continue reading

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