Category Archives: NSDNR

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 Healthy Forest Coalition: The Story of the Corbett Lake Affair and the Erosion of Trust in the Public Process

“Overall this is another example of mismanagement of our natural resources by the Department of Lands and Forestry particularly in the context of the Lahey report which calls for major forestry reform and reform of LAF procedures and policy” From Healthy … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Map Viewer folks acknowledge possible Old Growth amongst proposed harvest parcels

Received as a subscriber to the Harvest Plan Map Viewer: referencing these parcels:

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Nova Scotia L&F Minister Iain Rankin joins social media discussion about further cuts of Old Growth

This is progress of some sort. At least the Minister is communicating more openly with the public than his recent predecessors, so he is hearing from the mice out there and yonder and not only the Big Cats in his … Continue reading

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Cat and Mouse game continues: more Old Growth on Nova Scotia Crown land found to be on the block

Following the highlighting of a proposed cut on Hardwood Hill (Annapolis Co) by local residents and an eloquent appeal by Randy Fredericks (Post Oct 1, 2018) and activities of the newly formed Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology … Continue reading

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Proposed cut of Old Growth on Nova Scotia Crown land nixed within one day

Update, Dec 19, 2018: also view Old-growth forest with 400-year-old tree proposed for clearcut in error by Francis Willick for CBC (Dec 19, 2018) ——- From Healthy Forest Coalition (Facebook public group) ML: Breaking news! The Coolen Lake site old … Continue reading

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More Old Growth forest on Nova Scotia Crown land on the chopping (or chipping) block

From the Healthy Forest Coalition (Facebook public group), Dec 17, 2018: URGENT! PUBLIC FEEDBACK NEEDED ON PARCEL LU0684021 – DEADLINE OF JAN. 19, 2019. One of the oldest forests in the Maritimes, let alone Nova Scotia has been proposed for … Continue reading

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Crown land forest harvest proposed for Hardwood Hill (Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia) nixed

It’s been a rare occurrence that a proposed harvest is completely withdrawn, but here’s one to celebrate; unfortunately it was followed almost immediately by another proposed harvest likely to cause a lot of stress As announced on Annapolis Royal & … Continue reading

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