Category Archives: Conservation

On the draft Nova Scotia Old Growth Forest Policy: Some of what others are saying 6Dec2021

From Nature Nova Scotia, Dec 1, 2021: Naturalists Respond to Draft Old Forest Policy The Nova Scotia government released the draft “Old-Growth Forest Policy for Nova Scotia” last month, asking Nova Scotians to give their feedback on proposed updates. This … Continue reading

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Comment 2 on the draft Nova Scotia Old Growth Forest Policy: on the significance of historic blowdowns and Pit and Mound topography 5Dec2021

SUMMARY There are many old forest stands in NS that developed following blowdown of Old Growth in the Saxby Gale (1869) and the Nova Scotia storm (1871) and thus have mximum possible ages today circa 140 years, the age proposed … Continue reading

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The draft Nova Scotia Old Growth Forest Policy is weak on conservation of old forest species 1Dec2021

Curiously, in the new policy document , conservation of old forest biodiversity is not explicitly cited in the text as a goal, while it is an explicit goal in the existing (2012) policy. In practice,  both  the 2012  policy and … Continue reading

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Nina Newington to Law Amendments Committee on Bill 57: The climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis are intertwined 1Nov2021

Update, Nov 3, 2021 – Presenter says government needs ‘courage to lead’ on environmental bill Michael Gorman · CBC News Nov 2, 2021 “While the Tory environment bill was lauded by most, all agreed it must go further” – N.S. … Continue reading

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Good News for Nova Scotia’s Endangered Mainland Moose: “Cutting has stopped in the Rocky Point Lake. All the logging equipment has been pulled out” – XRNS 31Oct2021

UPDATE NOV 9, 2021: Unfortunately, it is NOT good news in the end: – Crown land considered habitat for endangered moose has been clear cut (audio) CBC Info AM, Nov 9, 2020 “In Digby County, Crown land between the Silver … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Healthy Forest Coalition calls for Immediate Halt to Logging Operations in Moose Habitat at Rocky Point Lake 29Oct2021

Received today (Oct 29, 2021) from HFC: The HFC Demands Immediate Halt to Logging Operations in Moose Habitat at Rocky Point LakeLogging has begun near Rocky Point Lake in the New France area of Digby County. Over six hundred and … Continue reading

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“I am so sorry Forest, I am so sorry Moose… We need to stop this. Now.” – Nina Newington 29Oct2021

Nina Newington (Oct 25, 2021) I am so sorry forest I am so sorry Moose I am so sorry Planet We tried to protect you This beautiful forest That was the home of endangered moose This, this is what our … Continue reading

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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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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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