Category Archives: L&F

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

Some recent listings on jobs.novascotia.ca: –Forestry Technician 1(A)-(B), Seasonal, TRUROTruro, NS Apply By: 4/1/2019 Lands and Forestry – Summer Student (Natural Resource Education & Outreach) Apply By: 3/27/2019 Lands and Forestry Summer Student (Natural Resource Education & Outreach), Student, MIDDLE … Continue reading

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Upper level bureaucrat sought by Nova Scotia L&F 10Mar2019

From jobs.novascotia.ca: Director, Resource Management Date: Mar 5, 2019 Apply By: 3/21/2019 Lands and Forestry Director, Resource Management, Permanent, HALIFAX Competition # 18219 As the Director of Resource Management, you will be responsible for all aspects of forest resource management … Continue reading

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Why can’t Nova Scotians be told what Crown land is slated to be cut and precisely when? 3Mar2019

From DNR › Crown Land › Crown Land in Nova Scotia: Crown lands are all or any part of the land under the administration and control of the Minister of Natural Resources. Of the 5.3 million hectares of land in Nova … Continue reading

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EAC/ECELAW critique Nova Scotia L&F administered Biodiversity Act process 2Mar2019

The Liberals rolled out their plan to create  a Nova Scotia Biodiversity Act along with a promise to “initiate a thorough and independent review of our current forestry practices” as part of their platform for the 2017 provincial election. Unlike the … Continue reading

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Evidently, Nova Scotia L&F considers adherence to the Interim Retention Guidelines as equivalent to Not Clearcutting 25Feb2019

Variable Retention is L&F’s new way of describing clearcuts, sometimes. Overstory Removal is another. At least in the Interim. In a post on Feb 20, 2019 – Nova Scotia L&F “eliminates clearcutting” – the word that is – I noted … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F “eliminates clearcutting” – the word that is

UPDATE feb 28, 2019: L&F responds to questions On Feb 11, 2019, Shelly Hipson, one of the more active of the many Nova Scotians now keeping an eye on those elected and appointed officials who are supposed to keep an … Continue reading

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Why is the low base saturation/soil acidification/nutrient depletion/extreme surface water acidity in SW Nova Scotia still ignored in Crown land harvest decisions?

Comment added Feb 6, 2019 With the WestFor mowing machine released to make it’s way through SW Nova Scotia,  our “last great wood basket“,  on Oct 1, 2018, local residents are losing a lot of sleep both from the sound of … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forestry Maps removing “harvest plans that are no longer open to comments”

Given the inept timing – following public protest about HPMV notifications – one has to wonder if L&F and NP are contracting the same PR firm Received from Forestry Maps yesterday (bolding mine): Tomorrow, January 31, 2019, the department will … Continue reading

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Wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft and nature organizations launch legal action for Nova Scotia’s species at risk

Update Jan 29, 2019: Nova Scotia naturalists take province to court in attempt to enforce Endangered Species Act Alexander Quon, Global News “It’s not trying to change policies; it’s trying to get them to actually enact the words that they … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F maintaining or upping their GIS mapping skills

GIS Administrator (GIS Officer 1(A)-(B)-2(A)-(C)) Date: Jan 22, 2019 Apply By: 2/5/2019 Lands and Forestry ‘As the GIS Administrator, you will be responsible for developing, translating and maintaining historical and current data systems to coordinate and link spatial and non … Continue reading

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