Category Archives: Conservation

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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Five Big Victories of Big Forestry versus the ‘Biodiversity Lobby’ in Nova Scotia, one pending 25Mar2021

Big Forestry has managed to get a taboo on regulating just about anything on private lands in Nova Scotia and to continue to get what it wants from our Crown (public) lands while degrading their ecological and social value. It … Continue reading

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Big Forestry versus the Nova Scotia Biodiversity Act, round II 16Mar2021

UPDATES: – Biodiversity Act passes at Province House, regulations still to come Michael Gorman · CBC News Apr 14, 2021. “…The changes Rankin announced to the bill came in the face of a highly co-ordinated lobby effort bankrolled by industry … Continue reading

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Equating survival of Mainland Moose and Humans in Nova Scotia 9Mar2021

When I first read the headline about Jacob Fillmore’s hunger strike, I didn’t get the dietary connection Jacob was making. I have had an unsuccessful relationship with the Chronicle Herald over the last couple of years, unable to get an … Continue reading

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Nina Newington Notes from Court #3 — ‘Irreparable Harm’ and the ‘Balance of Convenience’, February 25th, 2021

“What is the value of a standing forest?” asks Nina Newington. And, “What price a lost forest? And who pays that price? Whose forest was it, in the first place?” By Nina Newington Originally posted on Annapolis Royal & Area … Continue reading

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Comment on the revised SGEM for Nova Scotia: an inconvenient truth about our soils 16Feb2021

Soils over more than 50% of the forested landscape in Nova Scotia simply need time to recover if we are ever to achieve truly sustainable harvesting, and to conserve and restore forest and aquatic biodiversity. At a minimum, we need … Continue reading

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