Category Archives: New PC Government

The draft Nova Scotia Old Growth Forest Policy is weak on conservation of old forest species 1Dec2021

Curiously, in the new policy document , conservation of old forest biodiversity is not explicitly cited in the text as a goal, while it is an explicit goal in the existing (2012) policy. In practice,  both  the 2012  policy and … Continue reading

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Prof. Lahey’s Independent Evaluation of the Implementation of the 2018 Forest Practices Report for Nova Scotia released 30Nov2021

UPDATES: – William Lahey on the Province’s lack of progress on his landmark forestry report (audio) CBC Info AM Dec 1, 2021 “William Lahey’s three-year evaluation into how the Province is following through on his Independent Review of Forest Practices … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia NRR seeks Forest Modeling Specialist 13Nov2021

I try to keep track of new job hires related to forests and forestry  at DNR/L&F/NRR, as its one of the few public signals of what’s going on in that department. Once hired, we (the public) generally never hear about … Continue reading

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Movement on implementing Lahey: public consultation on Nova Scotia’s “Old-Growth Forest Policy” announced 9 Nov2021

UPDATE NOV 10, 2021: N.S. drafts updated old-growth forest policy, advocates say it doesn’t go far enough Taryn Grant · CBC News, NOV. 9, 2021 “”They made the house a little prettier and tidier. But the foundation is still cracked … Continue reading

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Nina Newington to Law Amendments Committee on Bill 57: The climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis are intertwined 1Nov2021

Update, Nov 3, 2021 – Presenter says government needs ‘courage to lead’ on environmental bill Michael Gorman · CBC News Nov 2, 2021 “While the Tory environment bill was lauded by most, all agreed it must go further” – N.S. … Continue reading

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“I am so sorry Forest, I am so sorry Moose… We need to stop this. Now.” – Nina Newington 29Oct2021

Nina Newington (Oct 25, 2021) I am so sorry forest I am so sorry Moose I am so sorry Planet We tried to protect you This beautiful forest That was the home of endangered moose This, this is what our … Continue reading

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Is 60% retention L&F/NRR’s new Buffer Zone with Nova Scotia’s Protected Areas? 16Sep2021

Like many I know, I am pretty worn down by L&F/Big Forestry’s continued assault on our Crown lands and it’s a challenge with each new harvest announcement even to begin to ‘check them out’. (What was once DNR and then … Continue reading

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How important is Big Forestry to the Nova Scotia economy? 6Sep2021

An ad by Forest NS in Saturday’s Chronicle Herald prompted me to check some stats. Forestry’s role in Nova Scotia’s economy is far from enough, it would appear, to justify further subsidy of Big Forestry by allowing our most productive … Continue reading

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Please, Prof. Lahey: issue your report on L&F’s progress in implementing your recommendations for Nova Scotia’s forests and forestry 2Sep 2021

There were likely downsides to the Liberals if Prof. Lahey’s “Progress Report” was  published just before the recent provincial election – it’s hard to see how Prof. Lahey could not be highly critical of progress under the Liberal Government in … Continue reading

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Tory Rushton is Minister of the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables in New Nova Scotia PC Government

The Department of Natural Resources and Renewables combines the former Departments of Lands and Forestry and Energy and Mines. The PC commitments include implementing the Lahey Recommendations and  protecting identified sites from the Parks and Protected Areas plan that are … Continue reading

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