Category Archives: clearcuts

Extinction Rebellion Mi’kma’ki/Nova Scotia: Sites Don’t Spray Us campers have been protecting since September 13th will NOT be sprayed 10Oct2021

Something to celebrate this thanksgiving day. Announcement by Extinction Rebellion Mi’kma’ki / Nova Scotia on their Facebook page, Fri Oct 8, 2021 (photos from the FB page): “Good News! Today we learned that the sites Don’t Spray Us campers have … Continue reading

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Kevin Smith: When coyotes in Nova Scotia survive on plastic and grass 7Oct2021

Kevin Smith posted these items on Facebook. I asked his permission to post them here. They are credible and concerning observations from the front lines of #StoptheSpray. – dp Oct 5, 2021: This is likely the saddest thing I have come … Continue reading

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Is 60% retention L&F/NRR’s new Buffer Zone with Nova Scotia’s Protected Areas? 16Sep2021

Like many I know, I am pretty worn down by L&F/Big Forestry’s continued assault on our Crown lands and it’s a challenge with each new harvest announcement even to begin to ‘check them out’. (What was once DNR and then … Continue reading

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How important is Big Forestry to the Nova Scotia economy? 6Sep2021

An ad by Forest NS in Saturday’s Chronicle Herald prompted me to check some stats. Forestry’s role in Nova Scotia’s economy is far from enough, it would appear, to justify further subsidy of Big Forestry by allowing our most productive … Continue reading

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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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