Category Archives: Conservation

Why we need a Precautionary Biodiversity Landscape Plan for Nova Scotia 16Mar2020

What we have now is a precautionary plan to protect wood supply in NS The major cause for loss of biodiversity worldwide and locally is habitat loss and fragmentation. We are probably only beginning to the see the most extreme … Continue reading

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Protecting supply of “wood” but not necessarily big trees from Nova Scotia’s Crown lands remains the priority at L&F 15Mar2020

As Addie and Fred Campaingne pointed out, the fundamental principle underlying the Lahey recommendations is to redress the balance between commercial uses of forests and protecting ecosystems and biodiversity. “In other words, I have concluded that protecting ecosystems and biodiversity … Continue reading

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Addie & Fred Campaigne: Nova Scotia’s High Production Forestry Phase 1 omits consideration of Species-At-Risk and ecosystems 6Mar2020

Like many others who had placed some hope that L&F would actually implement the spirit of the Lahey Recommendations as well as the details, I have been dispirited by the course of events since the Lahey Report was received to … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Lands & Forestry looking for “Manager – Ecosystems and Habitats” 30Jan2020

It remains difficult to find out who does what at L&F From  jobs.novascotia.ca Date: Jan 27, 2020 Apply By: 2/10/2020 Lands and Forestry Manager – Ecosystems and Habitats, Permanent, KENTVILLE Competition # 23687 …As the Manager of Ecosystems and Habitats, … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Lahey: can Nova Scotia participate in a “Global Deal for Nature”? 14Dec2019

In the context of the messages coming from COP25, the Lahey Recommendations are too little and their implementation by L&F far too tardy Today (Sat Dec14, 2019): The COP25 Climate negotiations in Madrid are set to continue today as countries … Continue reading

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“So many clearcuts” in SW Nova Scotia (continued) 20Nov2019

And with no Landscape Level Planning for Biodiversity Conservation and No Nutrient Management on the severely depleted soils Update Nov 21, 2019: Fortunately Jennifer Henderson at the Halifax Examiner spotted an error in the latest WestFor interim Agreement which would … Continue reading

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The gentle music of teens’ fingers clicking in approval at the Law Amendments Committee Public Hearing 31Oct2019

The proceedings of the Law Amendments Hearing for the public on the SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS ACT (Bill 213), held on Monday Oct 28, 2019, are now available on YouTube, at least up to the point where it was prematurely terminated … Continue reading

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Mon Oct 28, 2019: Law Amendments Public Hearing on Nova Scotia Sustainable Development Goals Act 27Oct2019

A thorough sham – and shame – of process View Update Oct 29, 2019 Just received: The provincial government quietly posted on their website on Friday afternoon that there is a Law Amendments Hearing for the public, on Monday morning … Continue reading

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Travails of Forests and Forestry on the West Coast 8Oct2019

Perhaps there are some lessons to be learned We are worried about losing The Mill, or for some, about the possibility of not losing it. Perhaps there are some lessons to be learned from the west coast where this year … Continue reading

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Lands protected for conservation now at 12.7% in Nova Scotia 1Oct2019

Update Oct 4, 2019: View – CHRIS MILLER: A closer look at Nova Scotia’s newest protected lands Chris Miller in Chronicle Herald Oct 3, 2019 (Full text available) Update Oct 2, 2019: View – New protected areas announced for Nova … Continue reading

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