Category Archives: Ind Rev Post-Report

Ornithologist talks about Migratory Birds and Forestry in Nova Scotia 15Jul2020

I hope that Prof. Staicer’s presentation is widely viewed – and assimilated There is a lot of info about birds that is well known to birdwatchers when you talk to them, but is often hard to access or to fully … Continue reading

Posted in Acadian Forest, clearcuts, Conservation, Ind Rev Post-Report, Natural History | Comments Off on Ornithologist talks about Migratory Birds and Forestry in Nova Scotia 15Jul2020

Biodiversity Landscape Planning for Nova Scotia is being developed as part of the L&F Environmental Assessment Project 16Jun2020

EAs for Crown land forestry could calm some rough waters in NS, but until we have them, L&F should put a hold on or at least significantly restrict Crown land logging operations; or  implement a precautionary Biodiversity Landscape Plan. Update … Continue reading

Posted in Ind Rev Post-Report, Landscape Level Planning | Comments Off on Biodiversity Landscape Planning for Nova Scotia is being developed as part of the L&F Environmental Assessment Project 16Jun2020

Upcoming MCFC webinars should shed some light on L&F responses to Lahey recommendations 14June2020

Some text added & editing June 15 am, 2020 A lot is expected from application of an Environmental Assessment process to Crown land forestry operations in Nova Scotia We are not hearing much from L&F these days, except for the … Continue reading

Posted in events, Ind Rev Post-Report | Comments Off on Upcoming MCFC webinars should shed some light on L&F responses to Lahey recommendations 14June2020

Nesting season in full swing and still no “Silent Season” for forestry in Nova Scotia 26May2020

UPDATE May 31, 2020: Healthy Forest Coalition launches initiative calling for the upholding of the international laws of the Migratory Birds Convention Act. Healthy Forest Coalition. Also view For the Birds (on HFC Facebook Page) UPDATE May 29, 2020: IT’S … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Ind Rev Post-Report, Natural History | Comments Off on Nesting season in full swing and still no “Silent Season” for forestry in Nova Scotia 26May2020

Shelly Hipson: Concerns about how Crown lands will be designated for High Production Forestry in Nova Scotia 11May 2020

UPDATE May 16, 2020: On Friday, May 15, 2020, Lands & Forestry Minister Iain Rankin was interviewed on CBC’s Information Morning (Halifax) regarding the comments of Shelly Hipson on May 11 (below) about the HPF (High Production Forestry) proposals for … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Ind Rev Post-Report, Landscape Level Planning, Social Values | Comments Off on Shelly Hipson: Concerns about how Crown lands will be designated for High Production Forestry in Nova Scotia 11May 2020

Nervousness about forestry practices in Nova Scotia continues 10May2020

There’s not a lot happening on the forests and forestry front these days with The Mill down and Covid19 lockdowns. However, L&F continues to put out plans for harvesting on the HPMV and, presumably, some related activity is happening on … Continue reading

Posted in clearcuts, Conservation, HPMV, Ind Rev Post-Report, Social Media | Comments Off on Nervousness about forestry practices in Nova Scotia continues 10May2020

Why we need a Precautionary Biodiversity Landscape Plan for Nova Scotia 16Mar2020

What we have now is a precautionary plan to protect wood supply in NS UPDATE Also view: Need for Biodiversity Landscape Planning before finalizing HPF and Ecological Matrix components of the Triad, and for caution in selection of HPF sites … Continue reading

Posted in Acadian Forest, Conservation, Ind Rev Post-Report, Landscape Level Planning | Comments Off on Why we need a Precautionary Biodiversity Landscape Plan for Nova Scotia 16Mar2020

Protecting supply of “wood” but not necessarily big trees from Nova Scotia’s Crown lands remains the priority at L&F 15Mar2020

As Addie and Fred Campaingne pointed out, the fundamental principle underlying the Lahey recommendations is to redress the balance between commercial uses of forests and protecting ecosystems and biodiversity. “In other words, I have concluded that protecting ecosystems and biodiversity … Continue reading

Posted in clearcuts, Conservation, Ind Rev Post-Report | Comments Off on Protecting supply of “wood” but not necessarily big trees from Nova Scotia’s Crown lands remains the priority at L&F 15Mar2020

Addie & Fred Campaigne: Nova Scotia’s High Production Forestry Phase 1 omits consideration of Species-At-Risk and ecosystems 6Mar2020

Like many others who had placed some hope that L&F would actually implement the spirit of the Lahey Recommendations as well as the details, I have been dispirited by the course of events since the Lahey Report was received to … Continue reading

Posted in Acadian Forest, Conservation, Ind Rev Post-Report, Watersheds | Comments Off on Addie & Fred Campaigne: Nova Scotia’s High Production Forestry Phase 1 omits consideration of Species-At-Risk and ecosystems 6Mar2020

Nova Scotia ‘High Production Forestry Discussion paper’ now available, March 13 is deadline for public comment 21Feb 2020 -NOW EXTENDED TO MARCH 31

UPDATE Mar 12, 2020: The deadline has been extended to Mar 31, 2020 according to ML, who was sent an e-mail today (Mar 12) informing “key stakeholders” of the new deadline. ———— L&F issued its latest “Ecological Forestry Update / … Continue reading

Posted in clearcuts, Ind Rev Post-Report, L&F, WestFor | Comments Off on Nova Scotia ‘High Production Forestry Discussion paper’ now available, March 13 is deadline for public comment 21Feb 2020 -NOW EXTENDED TO MARCH 31