Category Archives: L&F

“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

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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

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Nature Nova Scotia launches petition to halt clearcutting in area of SW Nova Scotia where Mainland Moose occur 24Nov2020

The petition to Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry was initiated by Nature Nova Scotia, the organization that led the legally successful lawsuit to require L&F to enforce the Endangered Species Act. It seems L&F is still stonewalling. In … Continue reading

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Bob Bancroft on the Sad Plain Truth about Nova Scotia L&F ‘s management of our Endangered Mainland Moose 19Oct2020

Thus letter from Bob Bancroft was shared on Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology Nov 18, 2020 LETTER::: This is a letter from Bob Bancroft – biologist and president of Nature Nova Scotia – to Bob Petrie, Director … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Ken Gray: the province/WestFor is competing directly with the small loggers in SW Nova Scotia 18Sep2020

As well as addressing widespread concerns about the extent and intensity (clearcutting) of logging in Nova Scotia, the Independent Review of Forest Practices in NS, aka, The Lahey Report, was tasked to “Evaluate market access for private forest owners, particularly … Continue reading

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The Nova Scotia Forest “Disturbance Paper” is out, also a paper on Borealization of the Acadian forest 31Aug2020

While most of the L&F’s priority Projects addressing the Lahey recommendations appear to have lagged well behind the initial schedules posted on June 25, 2019, at least one clearly has not: the Natural Disturbance Regimes Project. From the June 25, … Continue reading

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Medway Community Forest Co-op posts detailed plans for its proposed harvests/management of Crown land blocks 31Aug2020

Complete with photographs and detailed maps. View Harvest Blocks Open for Comment – August 2020 I guess the question could be asked, why is such info not routinely made available for all proposed harvests of our Crown lands, paid for … Continue reading

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An assessment of Nova Scotia L&F’s progress in implementing Ecological Forestry in response to the Lahey Report, Part 2: The HPF and FMG projects 27Aug2020

It seems there is still a long way to go before they hatch. In the meantime, logging on Crown land continues pretty well unabated. In a recent CBC interview, the L&F Minister of Lands & Forestry was asked how he … Continue reading

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