Category Archives: New PC Government

Why we need to set clear goals for conservation of Old Forest – not just Old Growth – in Nova Scotia 8Jun2022

SUMMARY Big Forestry in Nova Scotia, the forestry folks in the Nova Scotia government and the federal forestry folks in Canada like to point out that  there has been very little deforestation in Nova Scotia and in Canada at large, and consequently … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia government puts hold on logging of Crown land in watershed hosting endangered Atlantic Whitefish 9May2022

UPDATE May 10 2022: Reprieve for critically endangered Atlantic whitefish as logging plans halted by Paul Withers for CBC News “N.S. government cites concerns road construction needed to access area near Bridgewater could harm lakes” ——— I just received, as … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Natural Resources and Renewables looking for a Policy Analyst 29Apr2023

UPDATE May 4, 2022: Hiring of strategists, organizers, analyzers and communicators at NSNRR continues re: Ad for a Project Manager (Program Admin Officer 4) Competition # : 35384 Department: Natural Resources & Renewables Location: HALIFAX Closing Date: ​5/17/2022​ ———— ORIGINAL … Continue reading

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Big Forestry and Big Development versus Precious Natural Places in rural and urban Nova Scotia 15Apr2022

The Good News: Nova Scotians care about these places, regardless of the governing party A deluge of pleas to write letters/join campaigns recently makes it clear that  the pressure to obtain direct economic benefit at the expense of some our most … Continue reading

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Getting to know AP068499 Beals Meadow (in Nova Scotia) remotely: verse and maps 21Feb2022

Today is Day 82 at the Last Hope for Wildlife Encampment on the Crown land block AP068499 Beals Meadow in Annapolis Co. So far, the neighbours haven’t complained! There’s much that the more timid or less-able-to-travel  of us can learn … Continue reading

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New senior level hires at Nova Scotia NRR continue, now Executive Director of Forestry and Wildlife 13 Feb2022

In the past week, there have been ads posted for 3 upper level positions at NRR, so far no reference to Ecological Forestry vis a vis key Lahey recommendation. Now a 4th, focussed directly on forestry and wildlife – and … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia NRR looking for another senior level strategist 8Feb2022

Recently, there have been ads posted for 4 upper level strategists at NRR, (plus an Executive Director of Forestry and Wildlife),  so far no reference to Ecological Forestry vis a vis key Lahey recommendation UPDATE Feb 21, 2022: And another, … Continue reading

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A second Line in the Sand of Crown land forests in Annapolis Co. 20 Jan2022

Early on, in fact on Day 2 of the Last Hope Wildlife Corridor Encampment /Protest, a senior bureaucrat at Nova Scotia Natural Resources and Renewables stated clearly they were not about to change direction in regard to Crown land block … Continue reading

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PC Government moving ahead with protection of Owl’s Head and protection of 20% of Nova Scotia by 2030 18Jan2022

Good News worth noting  In an article on saltwire.com today, reporter Francis Campbell cited the  Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables Tory Rushton’s comments on Owls Head* ________ *Owl’s Head is a 285-hectare area of Crown land on the Eastern … Continue reading

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From the Netherlands Re: Harvest Plan AP068499: Beal’s Brook, Nova Scotia 6Jan2022

I saw this letter from Sandy Martin, a Nova Scotian currently living in the Netherlands, posted on Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology (Public Group Facebook Page) and messaged Sandy to ask if I could post it, also … Continue reading

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