Category Archives: Ind Rev Post-Report

Nova Scotia ‘High Production Forestry Discussion paper’ now available, March 13 is deadline for public comment 21Feb 2020

L&F issued its latest “Ecological Forestry Update / Lahey Implementation Update” on Feb 19, 2020. In it, the statement: “A discussion paper that provides the description and rationale for this proposal will be available on our website… for public comment … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F issues an “Ecological Forestry Update / Lahey Implementation Update” 19Feb2020

Received today: From: ecologicalforestry <ecologicalforestry@novascotia.ca> To: ecologicalforestry Feb. 19 at 10:38 a.m. The Department of Lands and Forestry continues to be committed to implementing ecological forestry using a triad model approach. Ongoing collaboration between department staff and external experts has … Continue reading

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In 2020, strict standards and transparency are required for Nova Scotia’s forest chipping/bioenergy projects to be credible as “good for the environment” 11Feb2020

Small scale wood chip-heating systems for public buildings are currently being fast-tracked by L&F as a partial substitute for The Mill as a market for low value wood, and touted as “carbon-friendly fuel“. A much bolder vision is being promoted … 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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Islanders are asking the right questions about biomass heating 23Nov2019

PEI’s use of wood for heating public buildings has been cited as a model we should follow here. From the Lahey Report(Aug 21, 2019): Conclusion 7: Some say that harvesting trees for energy production, sometimes called biomass harvesting particularly when … 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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Nova Scotia L&F announces Ministerial Committee to advise on implementation of Lahey recommendations 18Oct2019

Modified Oct 19, 2019 a.m. The composition of The Committee is good news; Significant changes in the L&F website for the Lahey Report/Ecological Forestry; and Landscape Level Planning for Biodiversity Conservation still under the radar. The Press Release: Moving Nova … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Room: what happens to the Lahey Report if The Mill closes? 16Sep2019

Asks Aaron Beswick in the Chronicle Herald: “So what happens to the Lahey Report’s lofty goals if a million tonnes a year of demand for softwood chips and low quality wood disappears from the market on Jan. 31, 2020?” Good … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Harvest Plan Map Viewer now specifies % retention 17Aug2019

Addendum on Aug 18, 2019 It’s not multi-age management and it’s not a substitute for implementing Irregular Shelterwood systems as recommended by Lahey and Seymour As of July 18, 2019, L&F made a “minor” update in the HPMV. From the … Continue reading

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