Category Archives: Ind Rev Post-Report

Forest Nova Scotia’s “simple math” underscores key issue for success or failure of Government’s implementation of Lahey Recommendations: How much wood is to be taken from Crown lands? 22Jan 2021

Big Forestry in Nova Scotia, well represented by Forest Nova Scotia, and WestFor and  their individual advocates rarely comment in public in any detail on controversial  issues except for the  platitudes and pretty pictures  and seem to eschew any participation … Continue reading

Posted in clearcuts, Conservation, Ind Rev Post-Report, L&F, Landscape Level Planning, Social Values | Comments Off on Forest Nova Scotia’s “simple math” underscores key issue for success or failure of Government’s implementation of Lahey Recommendations: How much wood is to be taken from Crown lands? 22Jan 2021

Nova Scotia L&F releases draft Forest Management Guide for comment 21Jan2021

From Forest Management Guide: public consultation Nova Scotians are invited to provide their feedback on the new Forest Management Guide, which outlines the silviculture prescriptions and timber harvest methods allowed on Crown land. You can submit your feedback by 19 … Continue reading

Posted in Ind Rev Post-Report, L&F | Comments Off on Nova Scotia L&F releases draft Forest Management Guide for comment 21Jan2021

Landscape-level “Log the best and leave the rest” on Nova Scotia’s Crown land forests 10Jan 2021

Examples from the two most recent Harvest Plan Notifications, one in Queens Co. in SW Nova Scotia and one in the area of the proposed Ingram River Wilderness Area (Halifax Co.)  illustrate how the practice of “log the best and … Continue reading

Posted in Acadian Forest, clearcuts, Climate Change, Conservation, herbicides, Ind Rev Post-Report, L&F, Landscape Level Planning | Comments Off on Landscape-level “Log the best and leave the rest” on Nova Scotia’s Crown land forests 10Jan 2021

& On Stop Clearcutting Cape Breton: “Follow the new logging roads” 30Nov2020

A new Forest Watch group – Stop Clearcutting Cape Breton – emerged recently. A Public Facebook Group, it is A place for people from Cape Breton and the surrounding area to organize and share information related to the alarming rate … Continue reading

Posted in clearcuts, Conservation, Ind Rev Post-Report, Social Media, Social Values | Comments Off on & On Stop Clearcutting Cape Breton: “Follow the new logging roads” 30Nov2020

“What will it take to get the Nova Scotia Government to obey its own Environmental Laws?” 29Nov2020

“Nova Scotia Forest Protectors show up in numbers to stand in solidarity with the Moose Country Blockade. “What will it take for the Ministry of Lands and Forests to acknowledge our presence and respond to our requests for a meeting? … Continue reading

Posted in clearcuts, Conservation, Ind Rev Post-Report, L&F, Social Media, Social Values, Wildlife | Comments Off on “What will it take to get the Nova Scotia Government to obey its own Environmental Laws?” 29Nov2020

Irregular Shelterwood harvests still largely experimental on Crown lands 2+ years post Lahey Report 26Nov2020

UPDATE Nov 30, 2020: In spite of the very limited practice of Irregular Shelterwood silviculture on Crown lands to date, Iain Rankin says “the new Forest Management Guide will result in the most substantive stand level changes in the matrix forest, … Continue reading

Posted in clearcuts, HPMV, Ind Rev Post-Report, L&F | Comments Off on Irregular Shelterwood harvests still largely experimental on Crown lands 2+ years post Lahey Report 26Nov2020

It seems L&F’s response to just about everything is ignore, study some more, hire some more & keep on logging 16Nov2020

With still no response from L&F to the protests over logging in Mainland Moose Country, the Naturalists’ legally successful lawsuit not withstanding, I read this am that L&F is now looking for a Resource Analyst – Wildlife Biodiversity Modeler (Biologist … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Ind Rev Post-Report, L&F, Social Values | Comments Off on It seems L&F’s response to just about everything is ignore, study some more, hire some more & keep on logging 16Nov2020

Nova Scotia Lands & Forestry seeking new Manager, Forest Management Planning12Nov2020

An ad was posted on Tuesday Nov 10, 2020 for Manager, Forest Management Planning at NS Lands & Forestry. From the Advert: Primary Accountabilities You will manage the administration and operations that support decision making and policy development of the … Continue reading

Posted in Ind Rev Post-Report, L&F | Comments Off on Nova Scotia Lands & Forestry seeking new Manager, Forest Management Planning12Nov2020

Nova Scotia Healthy Forest Coalition alarmed by ‘cutting frenzy’ on Crown lands & calls for moratorium on all even-aged management cuts until Lahey’s recommendations are implemented 5Nov2020

From the HFC Press Release (bolding inserted): Nov. 3, 2020 CLEARCUTTING MUST STOP – HEALTHY FOREST COALITION ALARMED BY ‘CUTTING FRENZY’ Convinced that the government has abandoned its commitment to implement the recommendations of the Independent Review of Forest Practices, … Continue reading

Posted in Acadian Forest, clearcuts, Ind Rev Post-Report | Comments Off on Nova Scotia Healthy Forest Coalition alarmed by ‘cutting frenzy’ on Crown lands & calls for moratorium on all even-aged management cuts until Lahey’s recommendations are implemented 5Nov2020

Plourde urges Premier to reset the agenda on nature for Nova Scotia 13Oct2020

Raymond Plourde says that we can move to 14% protected with a stroke of the Premier’s pen. Then it’s time to go further. A spate of recent local or locally relevant news  underscores a basic conflict that confronts many jurisdictions … Continue reading

Posted in Biomass, clearcuts, Climate Change, Conservation, Ind Rev Post-Report | Comments Off on Plourde urges Premier to reset the agenda on nature for Nova Scotia 13Oct2020