Category Archives: Landscape Level Planning

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

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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

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A question to the Nova Scotia Liberal Leadership Candidates: How do you plan to align Nova Scotia with the federal Liberal Government’s commitment to 30% Protected Area by 2030? 2Jan 2021

To Randy Delorey, Labi Kousoulis and Iain Rankin, Nova Scotia MLAs and Candidates for leadership of NS Liberal party/Premier of Nova Scotia, to be elected  on February 6, 2021 : I ask you to give some serious thought to this … Continue reading

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“At least 8 arrests have happened in Moose Country” – XR Nova Scotia 15Dec2020

Blockade started on Oct 21 ends 55 days later with arrests & a new campout begins at Grand Parade in Kjipuktuk/Halifax From XR Nova Scotia, circa 4 pm: “At least 8 arrests have happened in Moose Country! These brave forest/moose … Continue reading

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Nature Nova Scotia on Moose Observations and Forestry in Kespu’ktwik 9Dec2020

& The NatureNS petition  launched just 2 weeks ago now has 23,716 signees December 4, 2020 Hon. Derek Mombourquette Department of Lands and Forestry 3rd Floor, Founders Square 1701 Hollis St. PO Box 698 Halifax, NS B3J 2T9 Dear Mr. … Continue reading

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Saturday is Parks Day, Lots to celebrate but Nova Scotia is no longer a leader 16July2020

Saturday is our National and Nova Scotia Parks Day. It’s a day to celebrate and reflect on our Parks and Protected Areas (PPA). CPAWS, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, released its annual Parks Report Healthy Nature Healthy People, yesterday … Continue reading

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MTRI Summer Seminar Series features Forest Biodiversity Management , Recreational Fisheries, Legal Context of “Habitat”, Highways/Landscape Connectivity 6Jul2020

Amongst some of the positive things we are learning to do in the Covid-19 era is near GHG-free meetings, discussions, lectures etc. I have been really enjoying the Medway Community Forest Coop Seminar Series and now MTRI (Mersey Tobeatic Research … Continue reading

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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

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Experiencing serenity and sadness in the intervale forests of Nova Scotia 16May2020

I went with a friend for for a walk yesterday in some intervale (floodplain) forests in Hant’s Co. not too far  away. We found what we wanted to see:  the first wave of forest herbs that flower before the hardwoods … Continue reading

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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

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