Category Archives: Conservation

Anti-Clearcut Billboards go up in Halifax

The Margaree Environmental Association is “Keepin’ on” UPDATE, Mar 3, 2018: Environmental group calls for end to clearcutting, billboards focus on bird nest destruction Stuart peddle in the Chronicle Herald, Apr 2, 2018. ——————————————– UPDATE Mar 13, 2018: On Rick … Continue reading

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Loon Lake area harvests: DNR seeks shelter in its Old Forest Policy

The Old Forest policy does not adequately protect Old Forest This is a lengthy post, so I am providing a clickable Table of Contents. In this post: Background The location of the “Danny George Site” DNR on Information Morning DNR on … Continue reading

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Presentation/workshop on Landbird Species-at-Risk also at Annapolis Royal on March 5 and Sydney on March 7

As previously announced, the Pictou Co Naturalist’s Club is hosting this presentation/workshop: The Pictou Co Naturalists will be hosting Dr. Cindy Staicer from Dalhousie University Tues Mar 6, 6:30 pm at the New Glasgow Library, 182 Dalhousie St., New Glascow. … Continue reading

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Presentation/workshop on Landbird Species-at-Risk, Pictou March 6, 2018

From a post by Ken McKenna of the Pictou Co Naturalist’s Club on the NtureNS listserv: The Pictou Co Naturalists will be hosting Dr. Cindy Staicer from Dalhousie University Tues Mar 6, 6:30 pm at the New Glasgow Library, 182 … Continue reading

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Ho Hum, more cutting near Nature Reserve in SW Nova Scotia

It happens so often, it’s hardly breaking news, but it is worth noting. The latest DNR notification (Feb 23, 2018) of newly proposed Crown land harvests are for clearcuts on 457 ha, partial cuts on 39 ha distributed over 4 … Continue reading

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Executive Director of Climate Change at Nova Scotia Environment challenged on the “renewable energy” status of Pt Tupper biomass facility

In a letter to Mr. Jason Hollett, Executive Director of Climate Change at Nova Scotia Environment, Energy Analyst Peter Ritcie begins: As you are no doubt aware, the biomass boiler owned and operated by Nova Scotia Power Incorporated (NSPI), located … Continue reading

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Loon Lake clearcuts continue, illustrate lack of landscape level planning

The conflict over clearcutting in Nova Scotia could hardly be presented more graphically than in the poster above, which I just received. In May I posted an item about proposed clearcuts near the Loon Lake Nature Reserve in Guysborough Co. … Continue reading

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Will our governments enable Forest Smart, Climate Smart and Dollar Smart opportunities for private woodlot owners in Atlantic Canada?

New Brunswick based Forest International’s efforts to promote carbon offsets as an income generator for private woodlot owners in Atlantic Canada is featured in the business section of today’s Chronicle Herald. Atlantic Canada’s woodlot owners could benefit from the growing … Continue reading

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Bancroft on the real costs and dismal returns to Nova Scotians of running the PHP biomass plant 24/7

It had been rumoured that the PHP Biomass plant had returned to 24/7 operation. Now Bob Bancroft confirms that we are back at it, burning 50 to 60 tractor-trailer loads of wood per day to generate electricity at 21% efficiency… … Continue reading

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Saturday Forestry, continued… Feb 3, 2018: how much displacement of our natural world is acceptable?

Saturday’s Chronicle Herald again carries several items on the forestry/resources front. First in clear contrast to PC leadership hopeful John Lohr, Pictou County Conservative MLA Tim Houston “is calling for an increased level of ministerial scrutiny of a proposed wastewater … Continue reading

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