Category Archives: L&F

Nova Scotia L&F looking for Senior Development Officer 27Feb2021

From the NS Job Notice: About Our Opportunity As the Senior Development Officer, you will be responsible for researching, planning and implementing forestry economic and resources development and trade projects and initiatives, within the mandate of the department. Primary Accountabilities

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Nina Newington on the revised SGEM for Nova Scotia: some big improvements and some trap doors 15Feb2021

Nina’s comments are another example of Nova Scotians taking the time to carefully examine proposed changes  in forest management on our Crown lands in response to the Lahey Report and to offer thoughtful, constructive suggestions on how to improve them.  … Continue reading

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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

UPDATE; Comment by Nina Newington on ‘what I actually said” 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  … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F releases draft Forest Management Guide for comment 21Jan2021

From Forest Management Guide: public consultation Nova Scotians are invited to provide their feedback on the new Forest Management Guide, which outlines the silviculture prescriptions and timber harvest methods allowed on Crown land. You can submit your feedback by 19 … 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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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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“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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