Category Archives: Conservation

New Brunswick co. a leader in new forest assessment technology

This item on a news feed caught my eye: Fredericton’s Leading Edge Geomatics Ready for Takeoff With New Investment (by Cherise Letson in huddle.today, Nov 20, 2017). …The three men had worked in geomatics in Afghanistan and they knew those … Continue reading

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Mining Association of Nova Scotia goes after Kluscap Wilderness Area, sacred to the Mi’kmaq

Is this really 2017? Canada in 2017? From the Nova Scotia Envioronment/Protected Areas description of the Kluscap Wilderness Area: Kluscap Wilderness Area protects much of the northern part of Kluscap (“Kellys”) Mountain, between St. Anns Bay and Great Bras d’Or. … Continue reading

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Fishermen’s Association question “dilution as the solution” for effluent from Pictou pulp mill

What are the most efficient pulp effluent treatment systems now in existence? Surely the best should be the standard for the Pictou mill. Procrastination is a word that might be applied Northern Pulp and the Province’s effort to meet the … Continue reading

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MANS proposal to swap mines and protected area in Nova Scotia hardly dead in the water

Recent publicity around the Mining Association of Nova Scotia proposal to open up protected lands to mining via a swap proposal led quickly to a “we are not going to do that” response from government. We might have thought that … Continue reading

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Ground Zero: Mining companies (& others) want the “low hanging fruit” in Nova Scotia’s Protected Areas

Those who need the low hanging fruit the most are the wildlife. I think most Nova Scotians want us to leave it there for them. UPDATE Nov 11, 2017: Three items in the Chronicle Herald, none as yet supportive of … Continue reading

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Nova Scotian families contribute ecologically valuable land for protection by NS Nature Trust

The Summer and Fall 2017 edition of Landlines, the newsletter for the Nova Scotia Nature Trust, highlights recent contributions of land by several Nova Scotia families for protection by NSNT. From Landlines: An Earth Day Gift: A New Freshwater Refuge … Continue reading

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Procedure for approving harvests on Nova Scotia Crown lands now outlined on the HPMV

The covering web page for the Harvest Plan Map Viewer (HPMV) has been modified recently, and now outlines the overall process for approving harvests on Crown land. It involves four steps: Step 1. The Crown land Licensee develops proposed harvest … Continue reading

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The legacy of Nova Scotia’s Tobeatic wilderness

Naturalist Alain Belliveau has been concerned about harvesting in the Tobeatic Wildlife Management Area and realized that few people know what the Sanctuary / Wildlife Management Area is all about, so wrote an essay about it. Alain appeals to Nova … Continue reading

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Words, rhythms and songs of the Forest Funeral at Province House, Nova Scotia, Oct 19, 2017

In case you missed it… About 600 souls participated in a Forest Funeral on Thursday afternoon, assembling in the Grand Parade Square and proceeding to Province House, the air filled with the solemn notes of a Funeral March played on … Continue reading

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A day of mourning for Nova Scotia’s forests & wildlife

In an op-ed, Donna Crossland of the Healthy Forest Coalition writes about the losses being mourned at the “Forest Funeral” taking place today in Halifax. When bobcat and fisher lose their homes through clearcutting, seldom can they move elsewhere to … Continue reading

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