Category Archives: L&F

Intensive tree cull in Halifax’s Point Pleasant Park delayed until after nesting season; Nova Scotia L&F continues to ignore federal regs 12May2019

“We don’t want to disturb those nests — and the regulations stipulate that we can’t” – but there is no such compliance on provincially administered Crown lands It was International Migratory Birds Day on Sat May 11.  Appropriately, although coincidentally,  it … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Lands & Forestry developing a communication plan 9May2019

UPDATE MAY 11, 2019: For a far more informative article on this topic, view Truth Be Told: Nova Scotia’s forest department hires a PR firm with forest industry ties to help it with transparency by Linda Pannozzo in the Halifax … Continue reading

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Annapolis Co. group finds fresh stump of 138 yr old tree in Corbett-Dalhousie Lakes Forest, but it’s not Old Growth says L&F 6May2019

UPDATES May 23, 2019: –‘Stop the Chop’ – Extinction Rebellion on standby to halt Corbett Lake Crown forest harvest Lawrence Powell in www.annapoliscountyspectator.ca, May 23, 2019 – Climate forest proposed – Annapolis County wants chance to develop new ecologically managed … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F Minister Rankin comments on changes to harvest prescriptions in the South Mountain Ecodistrict 27Apr2019

It would surely help if we (the public) were routinely informed about changes to Crown land harvest plans posted on the Harvest Plan Map Viewer UPDATE Apr 30, 2019: In relation to the Corbett-Dalhousie Lakes Old Growth cited below, view … Continue reading

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L&F nixes cut of Margaree Old Growth 20Mar2019

In 2019, not putting some old forest habitat on the chopping block is an advance in our thinking, but it is not a net improvement in the space for wild species in Nova Scotia which continues to decline I had … Continue reading

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More hires at Nova Scotia L&F, now Research & Planning Forester 16Apr2019

Don’t expect any announcement about who they hire “Reporting to the Senior Forester of Landscape Planning, as the Research and Planning Forester you will lead forest research and planning projects, develop management tools, and provide related advice to Department managers, … Continue reading

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L&F looking for Resource Specialist for the Crown land IRM planning process and wood supply forecasts 2Apr2019

From jobs.novascotia.ca Resource Specialist Date: Apr 1, 2019 Apply By: 4/15/2019 Lands and Forestry Resource Specialist, Permanent, TRURO “As the Resource Specialist, you are part of a multi-disciplinary Integrated Resource Management (IRM) natural resource/land use planning team. Using your unique … Continue reading

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A plea to cease cutting the Corbett-Dalhousie Lakes forest and similar remaining forests in Nova Scotia 26Mar2019

“I have spoken with a couple of forestry people who tell me that, in their opinion, the Corbett-Dalhousie forest is unique among what remains of our Crown land forests in Annapolis County.” Update Mar 27, 2019: View Ground Truthing – … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia AG Report on followup of 2015/6 recommendations: zero of 5 recs completed for Species at Risk 26Mar2019

From: Report of the Auditor General to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, Follow-up of 2015 and 2016 Recommendations (submitted March 26, 2019): 1.10 The following recommendations from our 2016 species at risk audit have not been completed. The Department … Continue reading

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Variety of summer student/seasonal field jobs available via L&F, other gov agencies 20Mar2019

UPDATE Mar 27, 2019, another position: Summer Student (Land Survey Resource Worker) Apply By: 4/10/2019 Lands and Forestry “As a Land Survey Resource Worker with Lands and Forestry, you will assist us with our ongoing program to coordinate existing Crown … Continue reading

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