Category Archives: Independent Review

L&F to report on progress on Lahey Recommendations June 25, critiques by HFC and Annapolis Ecology Group 24Jun2019

Whether and How L&F responds to these critiques  and actively engages all Nova Scotians going forward will be telling On May 30, 2019, an e-mail went out from Lands & Forestry to 150+ people inviting recipients to “Hold the Date for an … Continue reading

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In the works: EAs for Forestry in Nova Scotia 30Mar2019

Just how the Forestry EA process materializes and works could have a huge impact on the politics of forestry in NS. It’s definitely an item to keep an eye on. It’s encouraging to see the EA (Environmental Assessment) process do … Continue reading

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news!!! letter from Iain Rankin about the Corbett-Dalhousie Lake forest!! Jan 11, 2019

The following are verbatim from Bev Wigney, moderator of the Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology public Facebook Page; item posted on that site at about noon today (Fri Jan 11, 2019) NEWS!!! NEWS!!! NEWS!!! JUST RECEIVED THE … Continue reading

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Global Forest Watch satellite images and PLV maps of Nova Scotia speak volumes

I was forwarded this set of screen captures from Global Forest Watch with a note: Prof Lahey”s third recommendation was: Consistent with the ecological forestry paradigm, the objective of forestry practices in Nova Scotia should be, wherever appropriate, to maintain … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Healthy Forest Coalition: The Story of the Corbett Lake Affair and the Erosion of Trust in the Public Process

“Overall this is another example of mismanagement of our natural resources┬áby the Department of Lands and Forestry particularly in the context of the Lahey report which calls for major forestry reform and reform of LAF procedures and policy” From Healthy … 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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