Category Archives: Conservation

Nature Nova Scotia launches petition to halt clearcutting in area of SW Nova Scotia where Mainland Moose occur 24Nov2020

The petition to Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry was initiated by Nature Nova Scotia, the organization that led the legally successful lawsuit to require L&F to enforce the Endangered Species Act. It seems L&F is still stonewalling. In … Continue reading

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Bob Bancroft on the Sad Plain Truth about Nova Scotia L&F ‘s management of our Endangered Mainland Moose 19Oct2020

Thus letter from Bob Bancroft was shared on Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology Nov 18, 2020 LETTER::: This is a letter from Bob Bancroft – biologist and president of Nature Nova Scotia – to Bob Petrie, Director … Continue reading

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It seems L&F’s response to just about everything is ignore, study some more, hire some more & keep on logging 16Nov2020

With still no response from L&F to the protests over logging in Mainland Moose Country, the Naturalists’ legally successful lawsuit not withstanding, I read this am that L&F is now looking for a Resource Analyst – Wildlife Biodiversity Modeler (Biologist … Continue reading

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On tree-planting in Nova Scotia & “Why I created Halifax Trails” 13Nov2020

& On some of the many benefits to be had and to celebrate from not clearcutting our forests and not mindlessly expanding our urban footprints Posted on Halifax Trails Public Facebook Group, Nov 9, 2020:

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Nova Scotia’s Mainland Moose: “We are still here. Let us Be.” 8Nov2020

Some  pics of this magnificent animal in Cumberland Co. & a racap of its challenging recent history We are hearing a lot about the Mainland Moose recently,  but they are elusive and wary of humans and probably well less than … Continue reading

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Healthy Forest Coalition’s three recommendations to protect Mainland Moose in SW Nova Scotia 25Oct2020

UPDATE, OCT 27, 2020: Checking in with the blockade for mainland moose (audio) CBC Info AM, OCT 27, 2020 ————- From Mike Lancaster on The Healthy Forest Coalition Facebook Page, Oct 23, 2020 This move to clearcut this crucial connective … Continue reading

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Plourde urges Premier to reset the agenda on nature for Nova Scotia 13Oct2020

Raymond Plourde says that we can move to 14% protected with a stroke of the Premier’s pen. Then it’s time to go further. A spate of recent local or locally relevant news  underscores a basic conflict that confronts many jurisdictions … Continue reading

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Some good news about forests in Nova Scotia for a change 25Aug2020

Update Aug 29, 2020: Olga Comeau, Organizer for the Protected Community Forest announced “We did it!! Thanks to everyone near and far that helped us spread the word about our fundraiser to save a forest.” Also, “The land is taxable … Continue reading

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Two years after the Lahey Report, Nova Scotians are increasingly “saddened, frustrated and angry at what they see in the woods” 13Aug2020

Just prior to the last provincial election, the Liberals promised an ‘Independent Review of Forestry in NS’ in response to ever more vocal and widespread discontent with extensive  clearcutting in NS. The Liberals won the election and asked Prof William … Continue reading

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Coastal Black Spruce, Climate Change and Lake Aluminum levels are topics of upcoming MTRI webinars 11Aug2020

From the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute, Aug 10, 2020: “We have 3 more presentations as part of our Summer Webinar Series for the month of August! Registration is as easy as emailing emma.beaton@merseytobeatic.ca to receive the ZOOM link”

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