Category Archives: Fire

Fires in the Amazonian and Boreal Forests: more reason to increase carbon storage in our Acadian forest by “proforestation” 26Aug2019

It’s so convenient, sometimes,  to point the finger elsewhere. Recently  I read that “Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron agree: Amazon wildfires are an ‘international crisis’ (Global News, Aug 22, 2019) Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest – the … Continue reading

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Variety of summer student/seasonal field jobs available via L&F, other gov agencies 20Mar2019

UPDATE Mar 27, 2019, another position: Summer Student (Land Survey Resource Worker) Apply By: 4/10/2019 Lands and Forestry “As a Land Survey Resource Worker with Lands and Forestry, you will assist us with our ongoing program to coordinate existing Crown … Continue reading

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Marcus Zwicker: Managed forests sequester more carbon than unmanaged forests

Some do, some don’t; the statement is unlikely to apply to current management of the forests of Nova Scotia In a post on Marcus Zwicker’s Facebook page, the WestFor General Manager presented the diagram below, with the comment “Managed forests … Continue reading

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Sep 11, 2018: Forest fires on the upswing in Nova Scotia

Our encouragement of softwoods over hardwoods hasn’t helped Some how or another we have avoided major fires so far this summer, but a few have got out of control recently. They are particularly hazardous after prolonged drought because they will … Continue reading

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Letters and Op-eds May 14-17, 2018

#1 In OPINION: Forests provide for flora, fauna — and, yes, forgotten folks like me (Chronicle Herald, May 14, 2018), Stacie Carroll says that acorns can teach us about creating a plentiful future, while bemoaning what she sees as the … Continue reading

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Connecting to Wapane’kati

I attended the MTRI Old Forest Conservation Science Meeting at Debert this past week, anticipating that it would be a good experience and it was. I am guessing the attendance was about 80 people, from all walks – foresters, rangers, … Continue reading

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Glorious Days of October in the “Backlands”

A few photos from today in the “Backlands”, an area of granitic outcrops and Jack Pines on the Halifax south mainland. The Spryfield fire on April 30/May 1, 2009 burned approximately 800 ha of this highly fire-prone landscape, but not … Continue reading

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Thanks – and no thanks – for grey skies on Thanksgiving Monday

It’s certainly the first time I have welcomed a really wet Thanksgiving Monday, but welcome it is. Patrick Duplessis, a PhD in Physics & Atmospheric Science at Dalhousie University tweets about weather and early today it reads “Big numbers for … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forests of the Anthropocene: More Youthful and Slender; Winners and Losers; Sunnier Soils Ahead

Donna Crossland will talk on this topic at a meeting of the Blomidon Field Naturalists on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Acadia University. View details. I attended an earlier version of this presentation at the Nature Nova Scotia 2016 Conference … Continue reading

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Margaret Miller on Glyphosate: I am glad she is talking to Chief Gloade

Margaret Miller, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Environment, was interviewed this a.m. about glyphosate spraying of forests on CBC’s Information Morning (Fri, Sep 16, 2016). She said glyphosate has been used on our forests for 30 years. It was re-evaluated by … Continue reading

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