Category Archives: Conservation

“An event that saddened and angered me”, Minister Rankin/Nova Scotia L&F please follow up 10Mar2019

Posted on Healthy Forest Coalition late last night: HD: I am not one to write on this site but today I have to describe an event that saddened and angered me. On a trip north through the Margaree Valley this … Continue reading

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EAC/ECELAW critique Nova Scotia L&F administered Biodiversity Act process 2Mar2019

The Liberals rolled out their plan to create  a Nova Scotia Biodiversity Act along with a promise to “initiate a thorough and independent review of our current forestry practices” as part of their platform for the 2017 provincial election. Unlike the … Continue reading

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March 12-13, 2019: Forested Wetlands in Atlantic Canada Concluding Project Workshop

Info about the workshop as received: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia Room 303, Student Union Building, 6136 University Ave. Oral and poster presentations on Tuesday March 12, 9:30-18:30 Discussion and synthesis on Wednesday March 13, 9:00-12:30 Project partners and other … Continue reading

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“The beautiful Blue Felt Lichen (Pectenia plumbea) is Nova Scotia’s new provincial lichen!”

From LichenNS, this a.m.: “The beautiful Blue Felt Lichen (Pectenia plumbea) is our new provincial lichen! “In addition to turning a beautiful deep blue when wet, this distinctive lichen combines a thick gray scalloped body (thallus) topped with red-brown fruiting … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F looking for Biodiversity-Species at Risk Biologist

‘Glad to know they weren’t looking for a defence lawyer “Date: Jan 28, 2019 Apply By: 2/11/2019 Lands and Forestry Biodiversity-Species at Risk Biologist (Biologist 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(B)), Permanent, KENTVILLE Competition # 17731 “As the Biodiversity-Species at Risk Inventory & Monitoring Biologist, … Continue reading

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Wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft and nature organizations launch legal action for Nova Scotia’s species at risk

Update Jan 29, 2019: Nova Scotia naturalists take province to court in attempt to enforce Endangered Species Act Alexander Quon, Global News “It’s not trying to change policies; it’s trying to get them to actually enact the words that they … Continue reading

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Healthy Forest Coalition thanks Minister Rankin for first steps towards protection of the Ingram River Wilderness Area 14Jan2019

It’s good news for sure, but doesn’t reduce the demand to see changes, à la Lahey Report, in management of all Crown land currently subject to harvest On Healthy Forest Coalition Facebook Page: ML: I hope that this case serves … Continue reading

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Annapolis Co. Nova Scotia folks investigating more Crown land cuts

Just perhaps, the tide is shifting in Nova Scotia In yet another case of citizens doing the due diligence that is required now that NS Lands and Forestry procedures for approving Crown land forests for harvest have been discredited but … Continue reading

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Crown land forest harvest proposed for Hardwood Hill (Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia) nixed

It’s been a rare occurrence that a proposed harvest is completely withdrawn, but here’s one to celebrate; unfortunately it was followed almost immediately by another proposed harvest likely to cause a lot of stress As announced on Annapolis Royal & … Continue reading

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New manager of biodiversity for the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry downplays significance of clearcutting for biodiversity losses

Early in the year, I attended the first stakeholder meeting held by DNR (now L&F) for the new Biodiversity Act (still to be hatched) as a rep for Nature Nova Scotia. The potential areas for Regulation Development were listed as … Continue reading

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