Category Archives: Letters&Editorials

Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..11 & 21 Feb,2017

Issues with maps, databases and penetrating NSDNR’s “Specialized Skills Firewall” UPDATE Feb 23, 2017: View Op-ed by Bob Bancroft Public forests should not be private resource (CH Feb 21, 2017), in which he responds to Marcus Zwicker’s Op-ed, cited below. … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..31Jan2017

“So Nova Scotia’s forest industry is reporting more jobs and money lately. As a small woodlot owner and operator, I say, “Show me the money.” View READER’S CORNER: A fragile boom (CH Jan 31) “Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines proudly … Continue reading

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Why to not believe the Nova Scotia government on extent and impacts of clear cutting

In an op-ed today (Sat, Jan 14, 2017), forest ecologist Donna Crossland states the concerns about clearcutting clearly and simply. She begins with two satellite images showing a startling level of clearcutting in the Cloud Lake area between 2001 and … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..7Jan017

In Saturday’s CH, two gentlemen with firm roots in forestry add their voices to the ongoing discussion of forestry issues in the media. Tom Miller of Green Hill, a woodlot owner and operator for 42 years, responds to an earlier … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued..4Jan017

NUMBERS vs EYES December 27, 2016 in the CH, a letter writer from Wentworth Station: “Regarding recent letters on forestry, methinks industry reps and the Department of Natural Resources do protest too much. They throw a lot of numbers and … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia, continued

The Christmas season hasn’t stalled the flow of editorials and letters about forestry practices in Nova Scotia. Journalist Emma Smith writing in the south shore LighthouseNow on The battle over Nova Scotia’s trees (Dec 21, 2016) comments: “The Christmas season … Continue reading

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AFR Editorial calls for more honesty about the condition of our forests

In the November issue of Atlantic Forestry Review, editor David Lindsay muses about – old growth forests (“A jurisdiction that loses its old forests becomes an ecological North Korea”) & – the inconsistency between a private woodlot owner having to … Continue reading

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Feeling the heat: Forest Nova Scotia conducts survey

In an op-ed in the CH, the executive director of Forest Nova Scotia reassures us that “we’re taking good care of our forests…And Nova Scotians understand that.” Taking note of articles and letters in The Chronicle Herald expressing concerns about … Continue reading

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Authors comment on Nova Scotia forestry

Op-eds by two recognized authors of works related to forests and forestry are featured in the CH today: ‘Best management practices’ an insult by Mike Parker; and Spending our forest capital by Gary L Saunders. Parker’s “Show us the Science” … Continue reading

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Former Keji Science Chair defends Crown land management

In a CH Op-ed, a former science manager at Kejimkujik National Park and founding chairman of the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute Cooperative pays compliments to a former Senior Manager at Bowater Mersey Paper who is now a senior bureaucrat in … Continue reading

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