Category Archives: Ind Rev Post-Report

Rankin calls Nova Scotia election, two forestry Guides released the day before but no Progress Report from Lahey 19Jul2021

UPDATE. No Progress Report coming from Lahey anytime soon: “William Lahey, the report’s author, was expected to submit a progress report this spring, but he recently told CBC News the work is not yet complete.” – CBC July 21, 2021 … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forestry Maps Issues…continued 14Jul2021

On a naturalist’s ongoing effort to alert Forestry Maps to the presence of a Species-at-Risk at a proposed Crown land logging site UPDATE: News brief: Province continues to ignore AG recommendations on endangered species By Brooklyn Connolly in NS Advocate … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia election looming & concerns about wood supply from Crown lands, the Lahey Progress Report, promised consultations, carbon sequestration and “low value wood” 9July2021

A “Retired biologist concerned about province’s ecological forestry” was interviewed on CBC’s Information Morning today. Making it easier for trucks to get into the woods in Nova Scotia doesn’t sound like ecological forestry to David Patriquin. The retired biologist says … Continue reading

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We now have another “FSC” in Nova Scotia forestry 1July2021

Most of us associate the acronym “FSC” with Forest Stewardship Council certification. Recently, the Nova Scotia Forestry Human Resources Sector Council for which “interim management was provided by the executive of Forest Nova Scotia” rebranded itself the Forestry Sector Council … Continue reading

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All in the name of Ecological Forestry in Nova Scotia… continued 25Jun2021

On Stop Clearcutting Unama’ki (Cape Breton) today:

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All in the name of Ecological Forestry in Nova Scotia 17Jun2021

UPDATE: Comment on Stop Spraying & Clear-Cutting Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia) June 18, 2021: “Our wilderness is disappearing forever with our forestry practices. I am finding when visiting Crown blocks up for “harvest” that even the relatively harmless sounding shelterwood “treatments” … Continue reading

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Plourde: Apply the triad to all of Nova Scotia, make Crown lands the Protected Leg 29May2021

“Now that it has been made abundantly clear that the forestry industry lobby will never allow any new biodiversity regulations on private lands, it is equally clear that our Crown lands are the only option we have, as a province, … Continue reading

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Draft Nova Scotia Forestry EA Process surfaces 21May2021

It appears Talk and Log will continue for another four years after the Lahey Recommendations are implemented Full implementation of the Lahey Recommendations, promised by Iain Rankin before the next election, involves several major components, some of which the public … Continue reading

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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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Finally, word of a Progress Report from Prof. Lahey on Nova Scotia’s effort to shift to ecological forestry 14Apr2021

The report was scheduled initially for spring of 2020; one might say ‘Better Late than Never’, but in this case that will depend very much on the content of Prof. Lahey’s Progress Report and on whether Forest NS and allies … Continue reading

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