Category Archives: Ind Rev Post-Report

Citizen Scientists discover SAR lichens and a new logging road in proposed protected area 25Nov2022

“A group of citizen scientists in Southwest Nova Scotia are asking the premier to freeze harvests and road-building immediately in the forests surrounding Goldsmith Lake in Annapolis County. “This patch of crown land on the South Mountain inland from Tupperville … Continue reading

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Why we need to set clear goals for conservation of Old Forest – not just Old Growth – in Nova Scotia 8Jun2022

SUMMARY Big Forestry in Nova Scotia, the forestry folks in the Nova Scotia government and the federal forestry folks in Canada like to point out that  there has been very little deforestation in Nova Scotia and in Canada at large, and consequently … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Natural Resources and Renewables looking for a Policy Analyst 29Apr2023

UPDATE May 4, 2022: Hiring of strategists, organizers, analyzers and communicators at NSNRR continues re: Ad for a Project Manager (Program Admin Officer 4) Competition # : 35384 Department: Natural Resources & Renewables Location: HALIFAX Closing Date: ​5/17/2022​ ———— ORIGINAL … Continue reading

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On Salmon and Soils in Nova Scotia, An Update 21Feb2022

SUMMARY  As a result of the inherently poorly buffered soils that cover more than 60% of our landscape and acid rain, exacerbated by intensive logging and climate warming, Nova Scotia  has some of the most  acidic, high aluminum & low calcium … Continue reading

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Getting to know AP068499 Beals Meadow (in Nova Scotia) remotely: verse and maps 21Feb2022

Today is Day 82 at the Last Hope for Wildlife Encampment on the Crown land block AP068499 Beals Meadow in Annapolis Co. So far, the neighbours haven’t complained! There’s much that the more timid or less-able-to-travel  of us can learn … Continue reading

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Second paper from the Nova Scotia Ecological Forestry Natural Disturbance Regime project published, announced 6 months later 4Feb2022

This ‘Priority Project’ appears to be completed, pretty well on schedule, but many issues remain to be addressed at the landscape level. Surely it is time to adopt a  key recommendation of Prof Lahey  in his recent Evaluation of Progress, namely to … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Crown lands Harvest Plan announcements: changes reflecting ‘Lahey’ introduced 3Feb2022

Received today (Feb 3, 2022) from forestrtrymapsATnovascotia.ca together with the latest list of new announcements: “The Harvest Plans Map Viewer is receiving an update to its legend that aligns with the Department’s continued work towards implementation of the Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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On logging of Crown land parcel AP068499 Beals Meadow, Nova Scotia: 2. Highgrading at the Landscape Level 27Jan2022

“Logging the Best and Leaving the Rest” is occurring on the Crown lands all over the province including the area of AP068499 Beals Meadow. It is “Highgrading at the Landscape Level” CONTENTS – Background – What is “Highgrading”? – Highgrading … Continue reading

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Species-at-Risk found on AP068499 Beals Meadow, Nova Scotia, logging paused 27Jan2022

From Extinction Rebellion Mi’kma’ki / Nova Scotia (Public Facebook Page) Jan 26, 2022: (bolding inserted) “Day 56 at the Last Hope camp Good news: a temporary halt has been put on the plan to cut the forest we are protecting … Continue reading

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On logging of Crown land parcel AP068499 Beals Meadow, Nova Scotia: 1. Google Earth and Global Forest Watch images reveal extent of clearcutting in the vicinity 23Jan2022

Exploration of the circumstances surrounding the decision to log AP068499 Beals Meadow raises more questions than answers. NRR could provide at least some of the answers. Currently there is a stand-off between the Nova Scotia Government/NS Dept of Natural Resources … Continue reading

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