Category Archives: Ind Rev Post-Report

Annapolis Co. Nova Scotia folks investigating more Crown land cuts

Just perhaps, the tide is shifting in Nova Scotia In yet another case of citizens doing the due diligence that is required now that NS Lands and Forestry procedures for approving Crown land forests for harvest have been discredited but … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F Minister Iain Rankin joins social media discussion about further cuts of Old Growth

This is progress of some sort. At least the Minister is communicating more openly with the public than his recent predecessors, so he is hearing from the mice out there and yonder and not only the Big Cats in his … Continue reading

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Cat and Mouse game continues: more Old Growth on Nova Scotia Crown land found to be on the block

Following the highlighting of a proposed cut on Hardwood Hill (Annapolis Co) by local residents and an eloquent appeal by Randy Fredericks (Post Oct 1, 2018) and activities of the newly formed Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology … Continue reading

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Tax incentives proposed for private woodlot owners in Nova Scotia

L&F has received a proposal and is considering it. Let’s hope the decisions are not made in the back rooms… that a proposal is released and vetted by the public, modified in response, and that the final scheme can be … Continue reading

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The Nova Scotia Government responds to The Lahey Report

The extension of forestry licensing agreements by one year, given what’s going on and Minister’s recent defence of it, is not a good sign. ——— ADDENDUM (Dec 4, 2018) Comments from CBC Report ——— Three documents of 10 pages in … Continue reading

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If the Nova Scotia Government changes direction of its Crown land forestry management, how will it deal with cuts approved but not implemented in the meantime?

If the major recommendations of the Lahey Report are accepted, surely the government is obliged to reconsider all outstanding harvests on Crown lands, i.e. including all blocks approved but for which harvesting has not begun. This question came to mind … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Government will issue response to Forest Practices Recommendations on Mon Dec 3, 2018

Apologies for the date error in the title of a previous post about this event (now deleted) From: CNS Release (release@gov.ns.ca) Sent: Friday, November 30, 2018 11:52 AM NOTE TO EDITORS–Government Response to Forest Practices Recommendations —————————————————————- Government’s response to … Continue reading

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Bill Lahey presentation in NB (Nov 19, 2018) on the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia available online

Slides from the presentation provide a convenient overview of the background and process of the Independent Review and of the Report itself On UNB Forestry and Environmental Management Facebook Page: – View Video Recording The audio is somewhat rough in … Continue reading

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Prof Lahey’s concerns about the Nova Scotia government’s delay in responding to the Independent Review are reflected in frustrations expressed about cuts proposed for Hardwood Hill, Annapolis Co.

“The health and well-being of the natural world around us is a very important part of who Nova Scotians are…The more activity that takes place in the forest without clarity on whether or not the shift that we have called … Continue reading

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CBC interviews reveal WestFor got a one year renewal on its access to Nova Scotia’s Western Crown Lands on Oct 1, 2018

There’s a lot in these recent Information Morning interviews, unfortunately none of it indicating any significant changes in the way government/L&F and Industrial Forestry think about forests and forestry in Nova Scotia following the Lahey Report. Apt Comment received Nov … Continue reading

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