Category Archives: Conservation

Nova Scotia All Party Environmental Election Debate 6:30 pm Wed Aug 4, 2020

From EAC website: With a provincial election underway in Nova Scotia, climate, biodiversity and the environment are top concerns among voters. The Ecology Action Centre, Sierra Club Atlantic and the Council of Canadians are hosting a live all-party debate on … Continue reading

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Nina Newington comments on the Nova Scotia Sustainable Development Goals Act 27July2021

“Nice words are not enough. Actions speak far louder, and if we listen to this government’s actions, it is hard not to suspect that this SDGA consultation is just more window dressing. We need proposed actions, we need a mechanism … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forestry Maps Issues…continued 14Jul2021

On a naturalist’s ongoing effort to alert Forestry Maps to the presence of a Species-at-Risk at a proposed Crown land logging site UPDATE: News brief: Province continues to ignore AG recommendations on endangered species By Brooklyn Connolly in NS Advocate … 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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Draft Nova Scotia Forestry EA Process surfaces 21May2021

It appears Talk and Log will continue for another four years after the Lahey Recommendations are implemented Full implementation of the Lahey Recommendations, promised by Iain Rankin before the next election, involves several major components, some of which the public … Continue reading

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Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs announces the incorporation of a Mi’kmaw-led land trust 12May2021

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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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Thoughts on Earth Day 22Apr2021

For a while, this scene has been in my mind, but especially today. I like to spend some time at this site at Nova Scotia’s Five Islands Provincial Park at least once a year. It is surely one of the … 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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