Category Archives: clearcuts

Evidently, Nova Scotia L&F considers adherence to the Interim Retention Guidelines as equivalent to Not Clearcutting 25Feb2019

Variable Retention is L&F’s new way of describing clearcuts, sometimes. Overstory Removal is another. At least in the Interim. In a post on Feb 20, 2019 – Nova Scotia L&F “eliminates clearcutting” – the word that is – I noted … Continue reading

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Recent changes (Jan 30 & Feb 20, 2019) in Harvest Plan Map Viewer increase concerns about clearcutting in Nova Scotia

And some comments on Social Media from Minister Rankin raise more questions about what’s going on at L&F. “Nova Scotians want and expect an open and transparent process when it comes to the management of Crown lands,” said Natural Resources … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F “eliminates clearcutting” – the word that is

UPDATE feb 28, 2019: L&F responds to questions On Feb 11, 2019, Shelly Hipson, one of the more active of the many Nova Scotians now keeping an eye on those elected and appointed officials who are supposed to keep an … Continue reading

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Reposting: Readings from Maine: Mitch Lansky on managing forests to increase carbon capture and reduce carbon emissions

The movie Burned is getting a lot of attention these days in Nova Scotia, as it is shown in communities around the province. As a constructive contribution towards the discussions that follow, it seemed appropriate to repost this item, originally … Continue reading

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Two videos on Social Media say a lot about how people and wildlife feel about loss of natural habitat in Nova Scotia

& Can people be forgiven for confusing clearcutting and deforestation? #1 About deforestation in progress in Halifax The Halifax Urban Forest Master Plan (UFMP), a lot of it developed in collaboration with Prof Peter Duinker & Co. at Dalhousie University … Continue reading

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Spicer Family Woodlot – if all harvested private and Crown woodland were like that, we wouldn’t be concerned about clearcutting in Nova Scotia

They could get a lot more $ if they clearcut – in the short term Peter Spicer, owner of Seven Gulches Forest Products in Spencer’s Island and winner of the Nova Scotia Woodland Owner of the Year Award in 2017, … Continue reading

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Global Forest Watch satellite images and PLV maps of Nova Scotia speak volumes

I was forwarded this set of screen captures from Global Forest Watch with a note: Prof Lahey”s third recommendation was: Consistent with the ecological forestry paradigm, the objective of forestry practices in Nova Scotia should be, wherever appropriate, to maintain … Continue reading

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Ongoing discussion on social media about forests and forestry in Nova Scotia # 2: about harvesting on very short rotations

Danny George and others again raising alarms on Social Media, this time not about harvesting Old Growth but about harvesting very young trees. Will anyone listen this time around? Like WestFor’s harvesting, the bad news about forestry in Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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Reposting: Planning ahead for Industrial forestry in Nova Scotia – allowing bigger trucks on our roads

deja vu, paving the roads for industrial forestry in Nova Scotia After reading Province reduces regulatory burden for truck and forestry industries by Danielle McCreadie in Halifax Today (Jan 2, 2019) subtitle: “Road reclassifications to allow efficient truck axle configurations … Continue reading

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FYI: Nova Scotia L&F/WestFor Agreement FOIPOPed

Back on Oct 4, I asked While we wait for the government to respond to the Independent Review, what agreement is in place with WestFor? I got the answer from a Nov 5 CBC interview: CBC interviews reveal WestFor got … Continue reading

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